Deputy Minister of the Greater Accra Regional, Hon. Elizabeth K. T. Sackey has urged workers of Papaye Fast Food to work hard to retain their current clients and also attract new ones.
She made this known when delivering a speech at the staff excellence and long service awards of Papaye Fast Food held in Accra. The Meputy Minister observed that Papaye has become household name and brand in Ghana because of the excellent service delivery, reliability and high standards over the years.
Hon. Elizabeth Sackey commended management of Papaye Food Limited for recognizing the efforts of hardworking staff of the company. She further commended them for complementing government’s efforts at creating job avenues for the youth as well as growing the hospitality industry.
“Indeed, the youth constitute our major source of human capital for the transformational agenda of the country”.
The country’s food and hospitality sector according to the Deputy Greater Accra Minister, has witnessed tremendous growth and heightened competition over the past years. “Ensuring growth and sustainability has prompted institutions in the industry to devise innovative strategies which will enable them entice and ultimately retain their valued customers”.
She advised the workers to be more proactive in meeting the needs of their customers at all times. The Executive Chairman of Papaye Fast Foods Limited, Mr Samir Kalmoni, pointed out that the company’s success had been achieved through hard work, honesty and loyalty of staff.
Mr. Samir commended other stakeholders and the media for promoting peace and stability in the country to enable businesses to thrive.
“We couldn’t have gotten to where we are had it not been for the contribution of other stakeholders. I would, therefore, like to thank the media for helping us to be at our current position,” he indicated.
Papaye started its operations with 12 employees 27 years ago but now has close to 600 employees with six branches. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Divine Asiedu, indicated that Papaye was the pacesetter in the fast food industry despite the competitive nature of other players in the country.
He urged workers not to take hasty decisions that will affect them and the company adversely.
“Before I end ladies and gentlemen, let me admonish you to stop gossiping at work place since this behaviour negatively affects productivity. I will also entreat you not to take hasty decisions that will affect you and the company adversely”, he concluded.
The staff received prizes such as flat-screen televisions sets, deep freezers, double door fridges, certificate and an unspecified amount of cash.