ZNBS LABOUR DAY AWARDS

THE BOARD CHAIRPERSON

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

UNION OFFICIALS HERE PRESENT

INVITED GUESTS

FELLOW WORKERS

LADIES & GENTLEMEN
TODAY MARKS ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT DAY IN THE LIVES OF ALL OF US AS WORKERS, PARTICULARLY EMPLOYEES FROM THE ZAMBIA NATIONAL BUILDING SOCIETY, ARE VERY PLEASED THAT MANAGEMENT HAS DECIDED TO RECOGNIZE THE EFFORTS OF WORKERS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROWTH OF THE INSTITUTION. I AM ALSO PLEASED TO ADDRESS THIS GATHERING, GIVEN THAT OUR UNION PLACES GREAT IMPORTANCE ON LABOUR DAY CEREMONIES.

AS WE CELEBRATE TODAY’S LABOUR DAY AWARDS, MAY WE ALSO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSES OF THE ENTIRE INSTITUTION THROUGH OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS, IRREGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE ARE UNIONIZED OR OTHERWISE. THE SUCCESS OF ZNBS IS THEREFORE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGEMENT ALONE OR THE UNION ALONE, BUT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTION.

IT GOES WITHOUT MENTION THAT NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH, CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH PROMOTION OF THE SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF INSTITUTIONS IN THE ECONOMY, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITHIN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR. ZNBS IS ONE SUCH ORGANISATION TASKED WITH A MAJOR ROLE TO PLAY IN ADVANCING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AGENDA OF THIS NATION BY DEVELOPING PEOPLE’S LIVES THROUGH EMPOWERING THEM WITH HOUSING & PROPERTY. THE UNION HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY PLEASED BY THE GROWING INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO OF THE SOCIETY AND WE ARE PARTICULARLY CONFIDENT THAT THE RESOURCES REALIZED FROM THESE INVESTMENTS SHALL GO A LONG WAY INTO ACCORDING MORE PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITY TO OWN PROPERTY.

 

FELLOW WORKERS

SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOCIETY IN 1970, THE SOCIETY HAS BEEN THE CONNERSTONE OF FACILITATING BOTH PERSONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY. IN THIS REGARD, IT IS THEREFORE OUR INDIDIVUAL & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY AS WORKERS TO WORK EVEN HARDER TO IMPROVE ON THE SUCCESSES ACHIEVED IN THE PAST, EVEN AS WE TURN A NEW PAGE AS ZNBS.

  • WE MUST CHALLENGE OURSELVES TO WORK EVEN HARDER
  • WE MUST ADOPT A MORE CUSTOMER FOCUSSED WORK CULTURE;
  • WE MUST CONTINOUSLY IMPROVE ON OUR CURRENT LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE;
  • WE MUST PUT IN AN HONEST DAY OF WORK.

THESE ARE BASIC TENETS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT OUR LABOUR DAY CELEBRATIONS ARE MEANINGFUL YEAR AFTER YEAR. TO THE AWARD RECEIPIENTS, THE RECOGNITION YOU ARE RECEIVING TODAY MUST SERVE TO STRENGTHREN YOUR RESOLVE TO ENSURE THAT THE SOCIET CONTINUES TO BE A SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR OUR NATION.

I AM INFORMED THAT A TOTAL OF 10 WORKERS WILL BE RECEIVING VARIOUS AWARDS THIS AFTERNOON. THESE AWARDS COVER AMONG OTHERS HARDWORK AND DEDICATION TO DUTY, OUTSTANDING PERFERMANCE, INNOVATIVENESS AND RELIABILITY. HOWEVER, WE MUST EXPRESS OUR DISAPPOINTMENT AS A UNION THAT OUT OF THE 10 RECEIPIENTS, ONLY TWO OF THESE EMPLOYEES ARE UNIONISED. WE ARE ALL AWARE THAT FOR ANY DEPARTMENT OR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT TO RECORD EXCELLENT RESULTS, HE/SHE MUST BE SUPPORTED BY AN EQUALLY HARD WORKING WORKFORCE. The SUCCESS OF THE INSTITUTION HAS ALSO BEEN NECESITATED BY THE WORKERS IN THE 19 BRANCHES DOTTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. GOING FORWARD, WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT MORE CONSIDERATION SHALL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WORKERS THAT ARE IN UPTOWN BRANCHES AS WELL.
MAY THE SUCCESS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WE ARE COMMENDING AND PROVIDING AWARDS TODAY INSPIRE A SENSE OF SHARED SUCCESS IN EACH ONE OF US. THANKYOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

MRS. EDNA D. HAACUMA

DGS- ORG. & RECRUITMENT-

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