Senate Panel Clashes with Keyamo over recruitment for 774,000 jobs
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Senate Committee on Labour and Productivity on Tuesday clashed with Minister of state for Labour, Festus Keyamo over recruitment of 774,00 unskilled workers across the country.
Keyamo, had on Monday accused some political leaders in the country of trying to blackmail him into surrendering the innovative public works job creation programme meant to create 774,000 unskilled jobs.
The trouble started when the Committee accused the Minister of Labour of hijacking the recruitment exercise which supposed to be under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
After Keyamo was accused of hijacking the process, the Committee called for closed door session, but the Minister kicked saying the issue must be discussed openly because he was invited for public hearing.