The Chief Operating Officer of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Samanjith Udumalaga has commended the employees of Jospong for their hard work and dedication which has pushed the Group forward.
“Jospong is a place of learning and the people who join our Group are able to learn new things,” he said adding, “I wish you all the best
Dr. Udumalagala was speaking at the launch of the 2023 Jospong Employee Month,” an annual event held to celebrate the teeming employees of the conglomerate with over 60 companies. The 2023 event was themed, “Improving the lives of our people.”
Dr. Udumalagala urged all employees to take advantage of the learning environment of the Group to better themselves.
The Guest Speaker for the event, Wing Commander Samuel J. A Allotey urged business leaders to respect their subordinates saying, “Don’t bring people’s spirits down, don’t slow down their hope, don’t make the problem bigger that it is.”
Throwing more light on the values of the Jospong Group, Wing Commander Allotey urged business leaders to provide a helping hand to their employees, create a conducive atmosphere, and regulate themselves to avoid disciplinary issues.
“Don’t wait for policies procedures and employee manual before you understand issues, regulate yourself in the workplace.” He said.
Wing Commander Allotey who is also a Board member of the Technical Logistics Cluster of the Group also warned of the workplace becoming a hub for polarization. “It is not about tribe or party, those are transient,” he said.
He urged the leadership of the Group to motivate their teams and focus on people issues, saying people issues are key. “
Wing Commander Allotey said usually companies look out for operations and finance reports leaving people issues unattended to. He said people issues should be part of the main reports in any management review meetings.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Executive Chairman, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong said the theme for this year’s employee month celebration which is “Improving the Lives of our People,” comes at a time when the Group is building the capacity of employees both home and abroad.
“This is to help equip employees to play multiple roles or acquire new skills even in a technology advancing world of work which is changing greatly the way organisations must run in order to succeed,” he said adding, “As a Group we also have the welfare of our people at heart and although we may not have been able to resolve all of our people issues across various subsidiaries, we want you to understand that we have your interests at heart and will do anything to help improve upon the lives of our employees and that of their families. “
Dr. Agyepong also congratulated employees for also always bringing new ideas to the table especially at the Jospong annual leadership conferences.
Cluster Chief Operating Officers including Mrs. Dora Yeboah Boateng of the Commercial and Allied Services(CAS) and Mr. Haider Said, Executive Director of the Processing Cluster of Environment and Sanitation Group gave solidarity messages.
The Chief Human Capital of the Jospong Group Mrs. Akwelley Adoley Bulley-Kwaakyi paid glowing tribute to the employees. She announced three new benefit packages which included a Hire Purchase Programme with Electroland Company, Employee Assistance Programme(EAP) and a Mentorship programme.
Mrs. Kwaakyi urged the employees to participate in all activities scheduled to take place in the month of May which include Free Health Screening and Wellness Day, Thank You Campaign, Round table forum, employee breakfast served by executives; File open day and donation; Throwback Monday with Old School wear; African Union Day and Jospong Olympics.
Side attraction or the day was a mini fair and the launch of three benefit packages for employees.