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ICTR Prepares Employees As It Closes Down In 2014

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    International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

    The Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is currently preparing its employees psychologically through counselling sessions and empowerment training programmes to cope with the shock following its proposed closure in 2014.

    Addressing a press conference recently at the headquarters, ICTR senior official Dr Sarah Kilemi said: “Since this closure of our businesses here in Arusha is a process, we have taken several steps to ensure our staff cope with the situation.”
    The ICTR will officially close down its businesses in Arusha by 2014 and in the process nearly 800 workers, including 200 Tanzanian employees, will be sent home.
    Dr Kilemi, who is the ICTR chief of Administrative Support Services, explained that the ICTR was busy empowering its employees with social and entrepreneurial skills.
    “We have been telling them (employees) that the closure of ICTR is not the end of life; there is more to life after this. So, we have been helping them acquire skills, which will enable them to get a new job especially how to prepare a good CV and do a job interview,” she said, adding: “Some are trained on how to get into entrepreneurship.”
    She stressed that all those initiatives were part of ICTR’s efforts to prepare staff members psychologically so that they could be able to withstand the shock.
    In another move, the closure ICTR is also projected to affect the socio-economic status of Arusha City.
    Dr Kilemi noted that the Arusha economy would badly be affected by the ICTR closure, hence ICTR in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), had been studying the expected impact and see how the possible crisis could be reduced.
    ICTR spokesperson Roland Amoussouga confirmed that by December, this year, the work of the international tribunal would have been completed by 96 per cent and that the majority of the workers, including judges, would not be needed anymore.
    When the ICTR started in 1995, it grew to accommodate over 1,050 well paid workers directly and through them it extended indirect employment to over 5,000 Arusha residents.
    The yearly budget to run the ICTR in Arusha stands at nearly US$270 million (about 446bn/-).
    “We are helping our staff members to secure employment elsewhere especially in other UN bodies, non-governmental institutions and even assist others to start businesses,” said Dr Kalemi.
    A two-year study done by research expert Céline Claire Fomete, who collected data from ICTR official documents, ICTR staff members, local businesses and institutions, indicated that over US$30 million (50bn/-) is injected into the local economy of Arusha every year due to the presence of the ICTR.
    Major sectors that have benefited from this cash inflow directly from ICTR or indirectly from its staff members include real estate, education, general business, health and insurance.
    By Lusekelo Philemon, The Guardian

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    Kuvunjika kwa Koleo sio mwisho wa Uhunzi. Hao Wafanyakazi wanapaswa watambue mapema kwamba Maisha ni lazima yaendelee hata ICTR ikifunga Operations. Ni namna gani maisha yataendelea ndio wanapaswa kujipanga.