The Managing Director of the Senegambia beach hotel Buna Njie has resigned, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. His resignation followed an emergency meeting Njie convened at the hotel today. A frustrated Buna Njie informed his management colleagues at the meeting that he was leaving the hotel. The meeting was convened at 1:00 PM Gambian time.
Buna’s resignation came in the wake of low staff morale at the five-star Senegambia hotel. Dozens of full time workers have had their services terminated, amid the Coronavirus tourism meltdown. Tourists have stopped coming to the tiny West African nation, following the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Some of the laid off staff weren’t happy with their MD Buna Njie. They felt being unfairly treated. The laid off workers couldn’t reach a consensus with the hotel management on their request for unemployment benefit. They were only paid few months despite their years long service with the hotel.
According to sources, Buna Njie, is tired of dealing with the hotel mess. He has decided to quit. That he doesn’t want to be used by the Lebanese owners against his own brothers and sisters, a source said. Hence, he has decided to resign from the hotel.
The hotel has of recent witnessed series of resignations. Human Resources Manager Marie Sambou was the first management member to resign. The hotel’s Financial Controller, who happens to be an Indian, also resigned.
The hotel is now being managed by Buna’s Deputy Nicolas Bellel and his brother Fredy Bellel. Fredy is among the shareholders of the hotel.
The Bellels’ Italian co-partner is away from the country. He is said to be in Italy.