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Mogadishu Airport, Local Workers Face Financial Hardships

Mogadishu (SD) – Somali staff at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport is said to be facing a difficult situation due to COVID-19 shut down, according to one of the workers who spoke with journalist Ali Adan Mumin.

The reporter who spoke to one of the Somali workers at the Airport who declined to be named said, the 300 Somali workers were instructed to stay home without pay ever since the airport shut down in March.

Favori LLC allegedly awarded the remaining minium work at Mogadishu airport to foreign workers from Africa and Turkey.

“We have not received justice before and we do not expect it now, we asked our government to pay attention to our situation, since all 300 Somali workers are ordered to stay home, we are all facing financial hardships, like paying rent and other family related expenses” said the airport worker.

Favori LLC has not yet commented on its employees’ financial situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nor did it present its future reopening plan.

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