By Peter Kanjere, PRO
Over 80 Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited employees, including the Corporation's Acting Chief Executive Officer Clement Kanyama, thronged Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel to give retiring Revenue Protection Manager, Lyton Moyo, a hearty send-off on Saturday evening.
The members of staff, drawn from all ESCOM offices across the country, made cash contributions to meet the cost of organising the farewell party in recognition of Mr Moyo's outstanding service.
ESCOM employees donated a K600,000-cheque and a cooker to Mr Moyo in addition to engaging poet Robert Chiwamba to compose a parting poem titled Lalembedwa Dzina Lanu whereas musician Eugene Suwed did a special song for the occasion.
Each willing member of staff contributed at least K25,000 voluntarily to attend the party.
At the peak of the party, Mr Moyo joined ESCOM officers, senior managers and directors on the dance floor after having enjoyed a sumptuous meal and drinks on an evening that was laden with sweet memories.
In his farewell speech, Mr Moyo took the gathering down the memory lane to share his experience of working for the Corporation fresh from college.“I remember 34 years ago, I underwent training and worked in all regions and in different departments/sections and substations such as Distribution, Projects, Customer Service and now, Revenue Protection. Working in different regions, departments and sections within ESCOM has allowed me the pleasure to meet some of the most dynamic and hardworking teams who have made my tenure quite memorable and worth the while,” Mr Moyo said.
“I am happy to say openly that in these sections and departments, I worked well with you people and I would like to thank you for your support. Together, we achieved a lot. I am going [home] happy and I learnt a lot. Through consultations, chatting and collaborations, you made me who I am now professionally and socially.He cited job satisfaction, conducive working environment and patience of Executive Management in him as the secrets that enabled him to serve ESCOM for over three decades.
An ESCOM employee described Mr Moyo as one of the most brilliant managers who treated peers and his subjects in a humane manner.
MEMORABLE: Mr Lyton Moyo (left) receives a dummy cheque from ESCOM Acting CEO Mr Clement Kanyama