‘Work from home’ project to begin next month

‘Work from home’ project to begin next month
Updated 06 December 2014

‘Work from home’ project to begin next month

‘Work from home’ project to begin next month

The Ministry of Labor has initiated the trial application of telecommuting programs that will continue until the end of December, pending a ministerial decision that should outline the parameters of remote work, a source in the ministry said.
The ministry will officially announce the new telework program this January, in the hope that it will encourage Saudi women to work, as well as open more employment opportunities for disabled people.
According to the official source, young Saudis of both sexes have already started to work remotely with a number of companies that registered their names in the social insurance program, a factor that indicates that the program is already in its final stages.
The ministry will monitor the trial application of the program to follow up on its progress. One of the main targets of the program is to eliminate fake and ghost employment, and to allow more flexibility for employers.
The ministry allowed a grace period for the public to discuss the issue on its “Maan” (together) portal. Remote work employees under Nitaqat will include Saudi women and other categories of employees, who can benefit from the conditions of telecommuting, such as disabled people or those with chronic diseases.
Each working disabled person will be counted as four Saudi workers when calculating the Saudization ratio, on condition that their salary will not be less than SR3,000 and the employee is already registered in the social insurance program.
As for women, the new regulation stipulates the age segment to be between 18 and years, with prospective employees already registered in the social insurance program.
To encourage employers to hire women, the Saudization ratio for female workers will be calculated by 1.25, meaning that when a company hires four women, they are counted as five in the ratio.


Saudi envoy Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi presents credentials to Togo FM

Saudi envoy to Ghana, Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi, left, presenting his credentials to Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Dossi. (SPA)
Saudi envoy to Ghana, Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi, left, presenting his credentials to Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Dossi. (SPA)
Updated 15 January 2021

Saudi envoy Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi presents credentials to Togo FM

Saudi envoy to Ghana, Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi, left, presenting his credentials to Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Dossi. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Ghana, Mishaal bin Hamdan Al-Roqi, handed a copy of his credentials as the Kingdom’s nonresident ambassador to Togo to Togolese Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Dossi.

Al-Roqi conveyed the greetings of Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan to Dossi and discussed Saudi-Togolese relations and ways to enhance relations between the two countries.