Two staff members of the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) have retired and six others presented long service award during this year’s annual long service award ceremony.
The two retirees were Frank S Tucker who joined the company in 1980 and retired as senior project manager and the other was Victor Doe – Sawyer.
Addressing the audience at the SLBL Wellington Canteen, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr John Mbonu said, as good corporate citizens, “we will not relent to identifying and acknowledging the role played by our long serving and loyal employees of our company.”
He explained that the award presentation is a registration of “our profound thanks and gratitude to all employees who have put in 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of continuous meritorious and dedicated service.”
Indeed, Dr Mbonu said “the longer you serve in our company the more you are expected to imbibe a sense of belongingness which is a source of motivation.”
He congratulated the spouses and family members of awardees, who in every respect must have certainly contributed in their own way to ensure that the company continues to meet its business objectives in spite of the difficult conditions under which it is operating.
“The company on its part will continue to remain an attractive employer for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders,” assured the MD.
Dr Mbonu revealed that like in the past, medals of merit, certificate and cash gifts will be given to all the recipients, depending on the years of service. “We believe that as the fortunes of the company continues to improve, we shall be in a better position to give more to recipients of such awards in future,” he promised.
“I must however emphasize that this gesture should be viewed as one of recognition and acknowledgement for good service to our company and does not in any way indicate how wealthy the company is,” he said.
Human Resource Manager Albert, Ojo Ulric Collier said, “we feel proud to mention and show that we can attract, maintain, develop and retain the services of our employees for such a long time.”