The Department of Information has bid farewell to six of its retiring officers in a colorful ceremony graced by staff from the department.
The farewell party which was held at the Department Headquarters in Uchumi House, Nairobi was organized for Mose Orare, Deputy Director-Information and Geoffrey Bittok, Assistant Director-Information.
Others were Sospeter Ayodi and Michael Omondi, technicians, Christopher Akwiri, Senior Driver and Cecilia Wanjiru, a Support Staff.
Speaking on Wednesday during the function, Ag. Director of Information, Mr. Vitalis Ragul, commended them for their exemplary public service spanning for over 30 years.
Ragul urged them to keep on sharing their wealth of knowledge with staff from the department, especially skills on journalism, budgeting, planning and administration.
“You are still part and parcel of the Department of Information and you are always welcome back to mentor the youthful staff”, he stated.
He added: “Apart from being colleagues at work, we should also be friends as it enhances cordial and healthy working environment”.
Ragul asked the staff in the department to cultivate teamwork and foster resilience in their work in order to achieve the department’s mandate and objectives. “You should all work like cogs in a wheel,” he said.
The six retirees were hailed by the staff for their immense contributions to the department and the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, particularly outstanding managerial skills, efficiency and work output.
Orare who joined the department in 1984 commended the department for implementing the Rapid Results Initiative and other proactive initiatives meant to improve service delivery to Kenyans.
He also commended staff in the department for supporting him while discharging his duties, saying the continued support accorded to him ensured efficient and effective service delivery in the department especially on gathering and dissemination of news and information for spurring national development.
“We want to acknowledge every support each one you accorded to the retirees and we are happy to note that our service and dedication did not go unnoticed”.
Presents and gifts were presented to the retirees in recognition of their services they rendered to the government since they were employed.
By Andy Morgan