Locals versus Foreigners: The Simmering Discontent of Employment of Foreigners in Tanzania

Mubanga, Clement Bernardo (2014) Locals versus Foreigners: The Simmering Discontent of Employment of Foreigners in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Overtime there has been growing complaints from the general public on employment of foreigners. Regulatory bodies are prone to these complaints. It is claimed that amid the growing gap of unemployment among the locals, foreigners are seen undertaking jobs that can be manned by the locals. The legal framework on its side sets two conditions with regard to employment of foreigners. First, that foreigners should be employed only in those areas that are short of local expertise. Second, that in case a foreigner is so employed, skills transfer to his/her local counterparts should be made a necessity. This study aimed at assessing the functioning of the legal and regulatory framework of employment of foreigners. It also sought to find out the truth as to whether foreigners are displacing local jobs. The study was done in Dar Es Salaam while focusing on Tanzania mainland through purposive sampling of respondents from key regulatory bodies and companies actively involved in employment of foreigners. It was found that the legal and regulatory framework is not efficacious thus a need for enactment of a comprehensive law. On the other hand, further research was found to be of necessity to establish the truth whether foreigners are displacing local jobs to the extent of widening the gap of unemployment among the locals.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/546

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