Wednesday, December 7

Mount Meru awards best performing workers

By Chancy Namadzunda:

One of the fuel retailing companies Mount Meru on Sunday awarded its best performing employees in the year 2021.

According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Malawi, Raman Venkatesh the awarding of the employees is in line with their philosophy of ‘growing together’ as a team.

“Even though business has been difficult for the past few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we thought it wise to award outstanding employees. Our philosophy has been that the employee has to be happy for the company to be successful, ours is not a very big company, and we are growing so we need our employees to grow with us.

“When our chairman visited us last year, he emphasized that he wants to help our employees with better housing, so we helped two of our employees, if things become good, we are going to increase the number,” he said

While stressing that Covid-19 effects have not spared the company’s day to day functions, he was quick to point out that government interventions to control the spreading of the virus have been remarkable.

“I think government is doing fantastic on the interventions, we need to support its initiatives, we need to protect ourselves so as to support others. As a company we are following all the measures put in place by government, apart from providing safety measure for our employees at work place, we advise them to get vaccinated. A health nation is key for businesses to grow, as business entities we need to be on the forefront in creating such environments,” he said

Two employees, Abdul Razack who is a truck driver and Godfrey Ziba a chief accountant were awarded with k2.5 million to support the construction of their houses while seven other workers went home with LPG cylinder and burner to promote clean fuel and sustainable environment

Razack and his family receiving an award from Venkatesh

“I thank God for the recognition, I didn’t believe this when I was communicated. This is not only my motivation but also to my fellow workers, it is a push for us to do better next year,” he said

Other employees received 32 inch plasma screens and upright fridges among others.

With footprints in 15 African countries, Mount Meru Group started in 1979 and has one of the best plants in the continent located in Zambia with state-of-the-art technology and a blending unit.

It started its operations in Malawi in 2013 and has fuel stations across the country creating employment to hundreds of Malawians.

“Our purpose is to make a positive impact sustainably in the lives of 100 million people by 2030 and to grow and create a sustainable business without losing entrepreneurship culture. We started with a philosophy of making fuel retailing a wonderful experience for all our customers where service, quality and right quantity remain our most priority. We believe in improving on a continuous basis by implementing latest technology and design innovation throughout our fuel stations,” said Venkatesh

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