UHOA Validates New Chefs Retraining Programme

As business comes back to normal after a sudden lockdown period of three months due to Corona Virus pandemic, Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) in partnership with Swiss Contact, have re-strategized to restore professionalism among hotel staff besides other staff regarding accommodation and hospitality department.

The UHOA chairperson, Mrs Susan Muhwezi was the guest of honor 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 the 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 in Uganda employ a big number of youths and the association is keen to ensure 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 given implemented right from the hotel management.

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