Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project recognized and awarded up to 30 Ugandan employees working with the Project, for their outstanding contribution to the implementation of the new 51.4 kilometer road. Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project is being undertaken by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) Uganda.
The employees were recognized during the company’s Excellent Employee Awards held at the annual meeting of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project, on January 11, 2017, at the CCCC Uganda head office in Kitende, Wakiso district.
Mr. Li Jincheng, the Project Manager of Kampala Entebbe Expressway, said the awards were established to formally recognize and honor outstanding contributions by the employees working for the project who demonstrate extra efforts that have a positive effect on fellow employees and on the goals and objectives of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project.
“The Awards are held to appreciate the excellent performance of the project employees, and to set a standard of excellence and efficiency in relation to the mission of the company. Furthermore, it intends to build up a friendly competitive and positive working environment for all local employees, and to partially ease the intense daily working atmosphere,” Mr. Jincheng, said at the meeting.
A total of shs 9.4 million and performance certificates were awarded to the best employees with each receiving a cash prize of either shs300,000 or shs500,000, based on his or her performance and category of award. Two of the thirty staff, Patrick Ssenteza and Abbas Ali Mugisha, were recognized as Special Outstanding employees.
Others winners were; Mayambala Leuben, Kamanyire Joseph, Kwagala Nicholas, Namirembe Sharon, Batuli Edward, Binomugisha Godwin, and Manisula Muzamiru. Nabwami Lilian, Adegithd Norbert, Katala Frank, Emwoca Denis, Paddy Namanya, Muyingo Aggrey, Remix Muhanmandi, Kayaga Winnie, Abiriga Erick, Omirambe Okur Jimmy, Olyel Benard, Kawooya Mubarack, Adipa Micheal, Ogwang Benson, Nuwabine Herbert, Nabeta Azias, Thembo Ronald, Sembera Brian John, Asiimwe Herman, Mweranco Karird.
Over the last four years, the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway Project has provided training and employment opportunities to over 1,000 Ugandans, in the fields of surveying, laboratory testing, and foremanship, among other practices. “Many came to the project without any skills but they have acquired skills and specialized in various fields of construction. The 30 employees who have been recognized, are a small part of the staff working for the project,” Mr. Jincheng explained.
The Expressway is constructed under Chinese Expressway standards will link Kampala City and Entebbe International Airport, when fully complete, ease traffic for motorists along the route and improve standards of living. The Annual project meeting was also held to review the achievements marked by the company and to discuss how to overcome any challenges that were expressed during the implementation of the project. Commenting on the meeting, Mr. Jincheng said; “This meeting gives us the opportunity to review our annual performance, share experiences and lessons so that we can find better ways of work. Our ultimate objective is to lay a solid foundation for this year’s work in a better and smooth way.”