Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has called on the ward level committees on COVID-19 food support program to consider hotels’ staff who are now rendered jobless.
According to the MCA who is also vice Chair Trade and Tourism Committee in the county assembly of Nakuru,many staff from the hotel industry in Nakuru are now jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mbae who is also the brain behind the motion on guidelines on how the vulnerable in the county should be cushioned of COVID-19 impact says many staff from the hotel industry have been sent home on unpaid leave.
“As the Vice chair Trade and Tourism Committee at the county assembly of Nakuru we have received alot of complains concerning the staff who used to work in hotels and are now sent home and that is why we want the Committees at Ward level to also consider such lot” said Mbae.
With statics in Nakuru indicating that over 30,000 staff have been sent home on unpaid leave and are now struggling.
MCA Mbae says it would be prudent if the county through the ward level committees see to it that such are also factored in the program.
“We appeal on the ward committees to ensure they list them so that they can also be supported” he said.
He has also proposed that the county government comes up with a stimulus program for such.
He has also called on the management of various hotels in Nakuru to consider giving them a stipend sh.5000 to cushion them during this time of COVID-19.
Last week Nakuru Tourism Association had decried the loss of businesses in the hotel industry.
The Association Chair David Mwangi stating that the industry is going through harsh moment occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.