Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has welcomed the announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta allowing selected restaurants to resume operations.
Mbae who is also the Vice chair Trade and Tourism Committee at the county assembly of Nakuru says this is a noble move to ensure the workers who depended on the hotels can now resume work.
Nakuru county has over 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry who have been out on unpaid leave.
“I welcome the announcement.Besides workers to meet obligations in rents and loans, it is a relief to most of over 30,000 workers in the hospitality industry in Nakuru County who have been out on unpaid leave” said Mbae.
The MCA calling on the County Health department to help the establishments get approvals for the new regulations as soon as it’s practical so they can resume operations.
Nakuru Tourism Association Chair David Mwangi had raised concerns on how the hospitality and Tourism sector in Nakuru county was negatively hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.