2,146 Saudisation violations registered in 27 days in telecom sector
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development intends to nationalise the telecommunications industry
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development has announced that over 2,146 Saudisation violations have been registered in the telecommunications sector. Inspectors, as-well-as law enforcement agencies, began inspecting phone shops at the beginning of Ramadan and shut down 1,170 shops and gave warning to 537 shops. Furthermore, inspectors found that the Eastern Province had the highest number of violations, totalling to 615. According to the Saudi Gazette, the inspection campaign found over 11,106 shops all over the country have Saudised jobs, with the Eastern Province being the highest at 3,036 shops followed by Riyadh at 1,741 shops. In the Eastern Province alone, inspectors paid visits to 3,441 shops while in Riyadh the number of shops reached 2,017. In Al-Qassim and Makkah, it was 1,450 and 1,443 shops respectively whereas in Asir and Madinah the numbers were 1,237 and 953 shops. Al-Jouf was the region with the lowest number of cell phone shops at 186. The Ministry of Labour and Social Development urged the public to report Saudisation violations at the website rasd.ma3an.gov.sa.