Several employees of the National Transit Authority (NTA) have been honored by the management, some for their outstanding performances on the job, and others for successfully completing capacity building training.
At a colorful ceremony held on Saturday, December 28, last year in the NTA Compound on Somalia Drive, Gardnerville, management certificated 23 outstanding employees and 27 beneficiaries of capacity building training in various areas.
During the certification exercise, NTA Board Member Mr. Sampson Tweh said President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, having realized the need for transportation for the ordinary people, is supporting efforts to keep the institution going, in addition to ensuring the availability of buses at lower transport fares.
Mr. Tweh however said, for NTA to succeed, employees and management have to make a sacrifice, something he said others were not doing. He claimed that there were some employees who have the habit of picking up bus tickets that have already been sold and torn off to sell them to other passengers.
“You are not being patriotic. You know the reason for which today, you have those mini cash boxes in the buses. We shouldn’t be wasting time looking for means to see that L$15; making management to look for different ways… for those in that bad habit, we are telling you to desist,” Mr. Tweh urged.
He however encouraged the honorees and other employees that were not honored, that there was hope for more to be done in terms of capacity building to have them prepared for the future even if they were no longer in the employ of the NTA.
Mr. Karmo D. Ville, the Managing Director of NTA, in a remark, said without the employees’ hard work and dedication, the institution would not have made it. He said though the NTA encountered difficulties during the year, yet all of the employees played their part.
“So today was set aside to say thank you to those who deserve better recognition. We hope that following today’s program, we will make this a necessary part of our activities so that for years in years out, we will come here to recognize people who will go the extra-mile,” said Mr. Ville.
Mr. Lawrence Flomo, the internal auditor of NTA, on his part, described the day as historic and explained that the employees were doing the job that they were appointed to do.
“Management in its wisdom today has called us to say thank you. Even though this is your duty for which you were employed, we can say thank you,” he said.
Honorees were selected from various departments including the Finance Section, Procurement Department, Maintenance, and Security Department.