By Our Reporter
As business returns to normal following r a sudden lockdown period of three months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), in partnership with Swiss Contact, have restrategized to restore professionalism among hotel staff, besides other staff regarding the accommodation and hospitality department.
UHOA chairlady, Mrs. Susan Muhwezi was guest of honour at the workshop held to validate a new training manual for the position of a chef in the hotel sector. The arrangements were made successful in partnership with Swiss Contact and the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT)
The new curriculum development was made in preparation for the reopening of hotels after a three month lockdown. To be noted, the hotel sector took the biggest hit ever due to COVID-19 pandemic as many of the hotel staff were suspended from work.
“I have been home since March. In preparation for reopening of the hotels. There is now a need to retrain the staff to operate appropriately. It’s now the new normal as stipulated in the hotel SOPs,” Mrs Muhwezi noted.
The program will be rolled out to cover all departments of the hotel sector. In her remarks Mrs. Muhwezi thanked Swiss contact for supporting the hotels in their time of need.
Hotels employ a big number of youths and the association is keen on ensuring that job security besides professionalism is maintained. Mrs. Muhwezi thanked the Chefs who took time to draft the training manual and pledged the support of UHOA in ensuring that the program is implemented right from the hotel management.