NAFEA rift: Disgruntled faction plans special general meeting
KATHMANDU, SEP 24 -
Bal Bahadur Tamang, president of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Association (NAFEA), has faced criticism from other members of the executive committee for not ‘defending’ manpower agencies against the government’s recent regulatory moves.
Some foreign employment entrepreneurs in the executive committee and general members of the association are preparing to impeach Tamang. The entrepreneurs said despite being the president, Tamang gave a speech that disgraced the sector.
However, the Tamang faction said some entrepreneurs who do not want good changes in the sector were playing dirty politics.
A meeting of the irate owners of recruiting agencies on Sunday decided to call special general meeting to discuss the ‘irresponsibly’ of their chairman. Sunday’s meeting was called by entrepreneurs including Hansa Raj Wagle, Prem Katawal and Kiran Kishor Ghimire — all of them defeated by Tamang’s team in teh central committee election six months ago.
“Fifty percent members attending the meeting signed and agreed to call the special general meeting,” said Kumud Khanal, vice-president of the association. He added the executive committee would soon hold a meeting in this regard.
Many recruiting agencies have accused Tamang of ‘using the power of the association’ for his personal benefits. Impeachment of Tamang will depend on his address to the special general meeting, according to Khanal. If he fails to give valid answers, the meeting can file a proposal on his impeachment.
Tamang said he has been working sincerely for the improvement of the foreign employment sector. “If any entrepreneur having ill interest faces difficulty, our association does not take the responsibility.”
Lately, Tamang has been lobbying with the government to promote the departure of workers through institutional medium rather than personal contacts.
Tamang said some people eyeing the president’s post were ‘playing politics’. “We will call a special general meeting only after closely verifying the signatures of entrepreneurs,” Tamang said, adding that if any signature was found fake, action would be taken accordingly.
Posted on: 2012-09-24 08:35