Papaye Fast Foods Limited, a leading indigenous fast foods restaurant has awarded staff from across all its three branches in Accra in appreciation of their immense contributions towards its success over the years, particularly in 2014.
The short but colorful award ceremony which took place Monday at its Spintex Road Branch saw about forty employees being awarded for long service, dedication to work, loyalty and good conduct.
Three received awards for working with the company for a period of about five years; 23 for ten years; 10 for fifteen years; another three for twenty years and one special award.
They took home various prizes ranging from freezers, flat screens televisions, certificates, cash – including a two months’ salary to be paid to each worker as end of year bonus and citations.
Speaking at the ceremony, a biannual tradition to honor deserving workers, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Papaye Fast Foods Limited, Divine Asiedu indicated that the successes chalked by Papaye over the years could not have been attained if not for the hard works of its employees.
‘Papaye over the last 2 years has been adjudged by the National Tourism Awards Programme as the best fast foods restaurant in Ghana and the most consistent catering establishment that continues to collect and pay the 1% tourism levy for tourism development,’ he said.
‘All these, we owe to the efficient human resource we are endowed with at Papaye Fast Foods,’ Mr. Asiedu added.
Executive Chairman, Dr. Samir Kalmoni in a brief remark indicated that Papaye continues to make strides and sustain its market leadership based on the quality of its human resource.
According to him, despite the volatile market situation coupled with the current electricity challenges, performance of the company over the years has been satisfactory.
‘We call on the government to fast track measures put in place to forestall the energy crisis as it is having a telling effect on industry,’ he said in an appeal to government to address the nation’s poor energy situation.
Manager of Quality Assurance at Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Alex Boakye in a keynote address on the occasion urged restaurant operators nationwide to initiate training programs for their staff in order to enhance the quality of their service delivery.
He bemoaned that GTA has received a series of complaints from the general public over poor quality of services being rendered to them by some fast foods operators.
‘GTA has received various complaints from the public about the unwholesomeness of fast foods in the country, he said, and noted that the development was having a negative impact on the country’s tourism industry.
BY Melvin Tarlue
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