CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Tanzania: Vodacom Declared the Best Employer in Tanzania

The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) has declared Vodacom Tanzania Limited the 2013 Employer of the Year at the 2013 ATE Employer Of the Year Award Presentation ceremony which was held in Dar es Salaam.

"This is the first time that we have won such an accolade since the inception of the company in 2000, " says Vodacom Tanzania's Managing Director Rene Meza. Vodacom Tanzania also emerged top in the following categories: Best Large Enterprise, Leadership and Governance, Human Resource and Management, Workforce Focus and Best Performance Management Systems. Meza said Vodacom was honoured by the ATE recognition and that this accolade was a clear demonstration of his company's commitment to ensuring that it remained at the forefront of furthering best business practices in the country.

"These awards serve as an incentive to us to continue to invest in our people, our systems, the community and our network because what we do has a tremendous impact within and without Vodacom. The mobile phone has transcended the traditional use of just making and receiving calls. Today, you can access your finances from your palm, watch TV, listen to the radio and so much more because of the services that we offer," he says. Our employees who are the key drivers of all our initiatives remain central to all that we do and that is why we continue to go from strength to strength, says Meza. Last month Vodacom also topped the telecoms sector in the National Tax Payer Awards.

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