Slide of Success (SOS) Global Investments, a multi-business portfolio led by a renowned member of the Africa Union Labour-Migration Advisory Committee, Rev. Dr. Asie Kabukie Ocansey has commenced training for the Sierra Leoneans on decent jobs abroad.
The government of Sierra Leone earlier in the year had engaged Ocansey, a labour migration expert representing the Diaspora African Forum at the AU, and founder of the Nekotech Centre for Labour Migration Diplomacy, Ghana with over 30 years of experience.
The international labour consultant over the years has been connecting job seekers to decent work overseas in many countries as against the slavery thousands of African women were being subjected to in other continents.
A statement signed by the SOS Media Director, Ajibola Abayomi on Friday, stated that the combination of the SOS medical and technical team from the United States of America, Ghana and other countries was already in Sierra Leone enhancing the capacity of about 1000 select workers to be deployed to some Middle East countries soon.
The SOS’s orientation programme in batches is scheduled for the successful women candidates for housekeepers/ cleaners with passport, full bio data and medical results in Freetown at the Hotel 510 between May 22 and 24.
The symposium will have in attendance President Julius Maada Bio; Minister of Labour and Social Security, Alpha Timbo; Dr Ocansey and other top managers from the SOS.
Ajibola said, “the Sierra Leonean experience is the beginning of a humble affirmative action other African nations should key into in order to make the labour of our people count. The SOS training goes beyond assembling just able bodies but a complete job orientation process that will make the would be workers stand the test of time and compete anywhere in the world.
“Every government on the continent should team up with the SOS to create multiple channels of communication especially with the Middle East leaders in order to negotiate decent jobs for the Africans.
“Our people are not slaves. We say no to any form of abuse, human trafficking or prostitution. Every worker under the network of SOS is guaranteed the right to dignity of labour and due wages.
“The ladies being trained are exposed to the best medical services, decent approaches to work and enhanced capacity that will eventually lead to dignified foreign earnings in return” said the SOS Media Chief who doubles as the President of the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) comprising over 300 journalists covering migration matters across the continents.