NICO GENERAL AWARDS RETIREES, LONG SERVERS
NICO General Insurance Company on Tuesday night hosted a cocktail reception at Chibisa House in Blantyre during which it bid farewell to several retiring employees and awarded long serving staff.
The retiring employees included Faison Mthini, Daniel Phiri and James Matiya while the long serving staff - all of whom had clocked 15 years of service, were Chifundo Chiundira, Elton Banda and Isaac Chihaka.
Speaking during the ceremony, Nico General Chief Executive Officer Eric Chapola said the employees who
are retiring were leaving the company to take a well deserved rest.He congratulated both the retirees and the recipients of the long service awards for reaching such milestones in their careers
"They say life is a journey," said Chapola.He said long service awards were a staff retention strategy
Nico uses to ensure that skills and technical expertise are retained within the company.
"We all agree that employees are the company's most priced resource and that is why we will
continue to invest in everyone's career development in Nico General," said Chapola.
He described Nico General as the 'benchmark' general ' insurance company on both the local and regional market, saying this was why the company had 'exported' expertise to other companies.
Speaking on behalf of fellow retirees, Mthini - who has worked for 43 years, thanked Nico for taking
care of them during their working life."We know that it would not be easy for some of us to suddenly spent idle time at home when we are used to waking up and going to work every day. But with time, we will adjust and start enjoying our retirement and cherish the years of good service to the company," said Mthini.
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