9,000 hotel and guest house workers rendered jobless due to COVID-19

9,000 hotel and guest house workers rendered jobless due to COVID-19

- The Ghana Progressive Hoteliers Association (GPHA) has announced that 9,000 employees of hotels and guest houses have been fired

- According to GPHA's president, Charles Adu-Gyamfi, presently, his 80-room hotel barely receives two guests a night

- He added that the GPHA is eagerly looking forward to the GHC600 million stimulus package announced by President Akufo-Addo

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Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that about 9,000 employees of hotels and guest houses in Ghana have laid-off workers.

According to the Ghana Progressive Hoteliers Association (GPHA), the workers were sacked due to lack of patronage of services offered.

A number of facilities, it has been gathered, have either completely shut down or now operate at a minimal capacity.

9000 hotel and guest house workers sacked due to COVID-19
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The GPHA’s National President, Charles Adu-Gyamfi, revealed that the Association coordinates the activities of 400 hotels which have about 12,000 workers.

Out of that number, he went on, 9,000 of them are currently without jobs.

Per a report by graphic.com.gh, he went on to say that he now gets less than two guests a night even though he operates a hotel with 80 rooms.

Adu-Gyamfi stated that the GPHA was grateful to President Akufo-Addo for implementing stimulus packages such on commodities such as water and electricity.

He, however, added that the Associations members were eagerly waiting for their portion of the GHC600 million stimulus package announced by the president.

He also called on the government to possibly institute an alternative fund to offer further loans to SMEs in case the COVID-19 pandemic extended beyond “a certain threshold”.

Menawhile, two monkeys in Thailand decided to take advantage of the coronavirus lockdown in the country and visited a hotel to relax and swim.

In a video, the primates took advantage of the lack of tourists at the hotel located in Pattaya and had the facility to themselves.

According to the Gal Times, one of the workers of the institution captured the moment.

The coronavirus pandemic has caught the tourist business in Thailand, which has closed many hotels.

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