About 70 employees of the Namibian Port Authority (Namport) were awarded the long service Award during the long service award ceremony held on Friday in Walvis Bay.
The long service award was given to Ally Mariiz who has been working at Namport’s engineering department for the past forty years.
The award is about celebrating employees of the company that have served the company for many years as pointed out by Cliff Shikuambi, Namport Public Relations public assistant The celebration of employees has become a custom for Namport for the past few years.
Others that have served for five, ten, twenty up to thirty five years at Namport were also awarded.
Celebrating long serving employees is a way of showing the employees that their hard work for the company is appreciated, says Namport.
Namport operates as the Namibian Port Authority in Namibia since 1994 managing the port of Walvis Bay and Port of Luderitz in Namibia. Namport workforce was at the end of 2009 of over 600 employees.
The port of Walvis Bay is situated at the West Coast of Africa and provides an easier and much faster transit route between Southern Africa, Europe and the America.
The Port of Luderitz located to the Southern Coast of Namibia caters for Southern Namibia as well as providing access to markets in the Northern Cape of South Africa.