Gov’t urges hotel owners to train local employee.
By Kidega Livingstone
Government asked the hotel owners to employ and give professional training to South Sudanese national in order to reduce the problems of unemployment among the youth.
This came following meeting between the government officials from Labour Ministry, Juba City Council and hotel owners.
Speaking to Juba Monitor after the discussion yesterday, Undersecretary of Labour and Public Relation Mary Wani Pitia said that hotel owners have agreed to employ the local youth and training will be given to them so that they can be able to work like other trained workers from East Africa.
“As the Ministry of Labour we are very much concern with the issue of unemployment and for that reason we are in partnership with hotel owners to give our local the opportunity to work in the hotel and also give them the training so that they can be able to earn a living,” said Mary.
She emphasized that the local people should be given a reasonable salary in order to coup up with the current economic crisis in the Country.
Meanwhile Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure and Development Thiik Thiik Mayaradit said that the hotel owners were complaining of the bad behavior of those local citizens working in hotels.
“What we have agreed with them was that South Sudanese local are going to get the employment in all the hotels,”said Thiik Thiik.
“We also raised the issue of advertisement because they don’t advertise for cleaners and also the years of experiences because they are talking of five years and above which is caring our citizen not to apply for the job,”he added.
However David Malua Manager for Royal Place Hotel said legal training is going to be given to local employers in order to move forward with South Sudanese national in the Hotel Industry.
“We have committed ourselves with the local South Sudanese for that matter we are going to give training in order to move the forward because in our hotel local are very few because most our employee are coming from East Africa region,” said Malua .