TANZANIA International Petroleum Reserve Limited (TIPER) awarded employees who have worked at the company for over 25 years.
At a colourful ceremony held in Dar es Salaam recently, the Managing Director of TIPER, Mr Daniel Belair said manpower is the most important resource in any organisation.
The Managing Director congratulated the long serving employees and pointed out that, their experience sums up to more than 200 years of service altogether, yet it feels like Saturday with fresh memories as they shared the stories of their life at TIPER and how the company has evolved with time.
Those awarded at the ceremony include Paulo Mnzava, Operations Manager (25 years), Paulo John, MOP Supervisor - (25 years), Jonathan Mnyone, Projects Coordinator (25 years) and Ernest Miguma, Procurement officer - 25 years.
Others are Omar Sultani and Timothy Mtui, Operators (25 years), Twalib Msofe and Ambrose Kazimiri , MOP Supervisors (30 and 35 years) respectively.
Mr Belair went on to remind the awarded workers that they are approaching retirement and that they have an obligation to coach and mentor the younger employees.
He appreciated the staffs' loyalty that has contributed to continuity and stability of the company.
As a token of appreciation, Mr Belair presented to each of the long serving employee a wrist watch, engraved with the year they joined TIPER, to remind them of their good time at TIPER and colleagues and also show to their families and friends.