One of WASAC staff expressed delight for the surprise: “I woke up early and received an email from the Chief Executive Officer wishing us Happy Women’s Day. I was so touched with the message. Thereafter, we got surprises again as we received wreaths of flowers around 10am. Every woman received a flower and told that it is a gift from the CEO.”
Another WASAC staff from Nyamirambo branch said: “The surprise is the first of its kind since WASAC was established in 2015. It is a small gesture symbolizing great things to us.”
The CEO of WASAC, Eng. Alfred Dusenge Byigero has been assuming the position for two months and half. He is currently in working visit abroad.
Some of WASAC staff have revealed that such gestures are part of great motivations that make employees feel at home and become productive given the provided conducive working environment.
Alfred Dusenge Byigero replaced Aimé Muzola as the CEO of WASAC. He has before served as the Deputy Director General of RURA between 2012 and 2017. He also headed Energy Company in Mauritius.
The Public Relations Officer at WASAC, Iraguha Dani Richard has told IGIHE that the gesture was warmly welcomed.
“Few leaders spend their money for such gestures aimed at promoting social cohesion among employees. The gesture has proven that the head of the institutions knows gaps to be bridged,” he said.
WASAC has 1500 employees working at its headquarters, 20 branches and 25 water treatment plants countrywide.