Delegate admits tardiness in attestations award

The Southwest Regional Delegate of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Buinda Godlove Nsakabo has conceded his Ministry’s tardiness in the award of attestations to participating youths two years after they participated in a training programme, blaming such insouciance on the unavailability of funds.
He made the declaration on Thursday, April 12, as some young tourism actors in the Region trained since 2016 on the security of tourists, reception techniques, hygiene and quality of service, especially for the last female AFCON received attestations at the Buea Council Chambers.
The attestations were given to trainees of 2016 batch under the auspices of the competitive value chain project. To him, the project is aimed at training some young Cameroonians in the domain of wood and tourism so that they can be competitively operational in the open market.
Questioned why the attestations took two years before being issued, Buinda blamed it on financial constraints. He added that the project falls under the ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development in synergy with the Ministry of Tourism and Forestry. He said that they train young Cameroonians in the domain of ecotourism, forestry and wood transformation because the state is moving from theoretical education to that which can be competitive in the world.
Acknowledging the lateness in handing over the attestations to the trainees, he noted: “Some of them had great opportunities, but because they never had the attestations at hand then, they had to miss such openings.”
Going by one of the participants, Enanga Lydia, the training in 2016 was enriching as they learned how to make a bed, place things at the restaurant, and attend to clients at the reception. They also learned basic culinary skills.
Bessiring Gilbert Bertrand, another trainee, has 18 years experience as a receptionist. He said say the training was one of the best he has had so far, because for five days they were groomed on both theory and practical hotel management.
By Relindise Ebune

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