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KCTA supports Balala on requirement to vet expatriates in tourism and hospitality industry - 2 weeks ago, 09:53

Philip Mwakio

The Kenya Coast Tourist Association (KCTA) has supported the directive by the government to have all expatriates seeking to work in the country's hospitality industry.

In a statement, KCTA chairman, Mr Victor Shitakah said that Kenya has adequate pool of experts in the hospitality and should not be flooded with experts whose jobs can be well handled by locals.

'' We have one of the best trained labour manpower in the tourism sector and our workers have been targetted by international hotel chains, airlines and even NGOs. While there are instances that very critical staff are missing from our midst, then expatriates can be sought,'' Shitakah, who is also Regional Manager for Pride Inn Group of Hotels (Coast) said.

He added that hired expatriates should be encouraged to come and work for specified durations, pass on their knowledge and leave the scene for local experts.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala had ...
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