A cleaner with Rite FM has been awarded as the station’s best worker for the year and said she didn’t expect to win the ‘title.’
Madam Agnes Wayo, 59, beat program hosts, technicians, newscasters, reporters, marketers, presenters, etc. to win the ‘crown and the sash’ at the premises of Rite FM on Friday evening in front of management and colleague workers.
She will now hold that enviable title for the next one year as she looks forward to maintain a high professional conduct to ensure that she retains her position as the institution’s best worker.
Madam Wayo said, “I’m very amazed. I literally didn’t think I would win. I wasn’t expecting it but I knew I have put up my best over the past one year and a half and it worked,” she told ritefmonline.org after the event, clearly gob smacked and trying hard not to betray her emotions.
To her, this will not be the end. “I want to win again and again,” she said. “I however hope that other staff members equally put up their best in the coming year and years to also win this enviable recognition as Rite FM’s most prestigious employee,” she added.
Madam Agnes Wayo has worked with Rite FM for the past year and a half as a cleaner. Her work demands that she wakes up as early as dawn to put the station in spotless shape before the arrival of other staff members, an obligation she believes accounts for her award.
“I wake up very early in the morning each day to do my job. I believe this is why I have been given this award,” she told ritefmonline.org when asked why she thought she won the ‘best worker award.’
Madam Aggie, a widow with three children took the opportunity to express her gratitude to her employers for such massive appreciation of her work and maintained her desire to continue to serve Rite FM for the years ahead.
For her prize, madam Wayo received a half-piece of cloth and an undisclosed amount of money from her employers.
General Manager of Rite FM, Kenneth Oliver who presented the award to madam Wayo congratulated her on her award and promised to reward the institution’s best worker quarterly.
The initiative of rewarding the station’s employees is to recognize and create a positive work environment, improve employee morale and motivate high performance among staff.
Mr. Davies Narh Korboe and Mr. Jonie Addo-Fening, Board Chairman and Chief-Executive-Officer respectively of Farm Management Systems Limited, FMSL, owners of Rite FM also sent congratulatory messages to Madam Agnes Wayo on her recognition.
The station on Wednesday was adjudged the Ghana Journalists Association’s ‘Best Rural Radio Station’ at the prestigious GJA awards in Accra.