Mount Meru Group rewards workers

MOUNT Meru Group Zambia has given its seven hardworking employees saloon cars in recognition of their contribution to the company.
The group has, apart from handsomely rewarding 18 employees, including a Zambian director, awarded all 1,000 workers a one month salary bonus.
During the company’s annual party on Friday night in Lusaka, country director Himanshu Shah said despite the economic turbulent the country is experiencing in view of the fluctuating Kwacha and the falling copper prices, Mount Meru felt obliged to honour its workers.
Zambian director David Chaponda who heads Acer Infrastructure, received K101,000 as a reward for his hardwork, loyalty and innovation, while seven employees drawn from Acer, Millers and Petroleum were handsomely rewarded with saloon cars in a rare precedent in Zambia.
Other rewards came in form of washing machines, fridges, deep freezers, smart television sets, Samsung home theaters, and microwave ovens, among other prizes.
Mr Shah said Acer has made a huge difference to the group by undertaking 26 projects which range from building filling stations to the on going construction of the head office in Roma Park.
Mount Meru Petroleum has within the seven years of its existence in Zambia risen to become the third biggest, behind Puma and Total, while Mount Meru Millers in Katuba, which has the biggest silo in the region, is now the biggest edible oil producer in the country.
“What we have achieved in this difficult year was fantastic,” Mr Shah said amidst cheers from the excited workers.
He said 2015 is very challenging because of the externally induced crisis such as the fluctuation of the Kwacha and falling copper prices.
“We should be ready for a roller coaster ride, the darkest hour produces stars,” Mr Shah said at an event graced by Mount Meru Group (Africa) chairperson, Tarsem Agarwal.

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