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A’Saffa Poultry Shifts to Five-Day Week

by 5m Editor
15 September 2008, at 6:57am

UAE - Following the Ministry of Manpower’s appeal to young Omanis to take up jobs in the private sector, the Chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) has urged the sector to make its option attractive by adapting to a five-day week.

Under these directives, the latest in line to follow suit is A’Saffa Poultry Farms SAOG.

Accordingly to an earlier statement from Oman Chamber of Commerce an Industry, Khalil Bin Abdullah Al Khonji, the OCCI Chairman stated, “The five-day week would definitely make it attractive for young Omanis to take jobs without hesitation in the private sector and would support the government efforts to nationalise jobs and increase the private sector’s contribution to the Omanisation drive.”

A’Saffa’s has changed to a five- day week with effect from 1 September 2008 and their new timings are 08:00-17:50 from Sunday to Thursday.

Dr Nasser al Mauly, CEO of A’Saffa Poultry Farms SAOG said, “We have been contemplating the shift for some time now and after the added impetus from the OCCI Chairman, we felt that it was the right move. We have increased our work timings by half hour, to ensure that we achieve optimum productivity and now with Friday and Saturday off, we do not lose four working days with the rest of the world. We thought that a good time to start this would be during Ramadan and on that note, I would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to all our customers and well wishers!”

A’Saffa Poultry Farms SAOG is situated in Thumrait, in the southern Dhofar Region. The plant processes 11 million chickens per year, with five million chickens available at any given time. The A’Saffa range includes fresh and frozen chicken along with chicken appetizers like nuggets, burgers, fillets, fingers, samosas and spring rolls.

5m Editor