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Hotel Workers Now Want Part Of The COVID Relief Fund

Hotel workers in western are demanding a share of the Sh2 billion tourism stimulus package the government offered the hospitality industry t...

Hotel workers in western are demanding a share of the Sh2 billion tourism stimulus package the government offered the hospitality industry to cushion them from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.



Trade unions lamented that life had become unbearable for workers in the industry since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kenya Hotel and Allied Workers Union Nyanza chairman Daniel Okumu expressed concerns that the funds had not been remitted to hotels five months after the government pledge.

“We have questioned the Ministry of Labour concerning these funds, but we are getting nowhere. We will not be shocked if there another scandal is brewing around Sh2billion tourism stimulus funds,” he said.

Financial challenges

In May, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Sh2 billion would be set aside to support the renovation of tourism facilities and the restructuring of business operations in the industry.

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