Eighty three former staff of Ipoh City Council received awards during a purpose-made event named, ‘Jasamu Dikenang’ (Your Contribution Is Recognised). Serving staff of the Council, numbering 171 in all, were similarly honoured for their excellent services.
The event was held at the ballroom of Casuarina @ Meru Hotel, Meru recently and was graced by the Executive Councillor for Local Government, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad and mayor, Dato’ Harun Rawi.
The awards, according to Dato’ Harun Rawi, were a form of recognition and appreciation for those who had served the Council with distinction.
“Ipoh City Council appreciates the contributions of past and present officers and staff in ensuring that the Council achieves its goals of making Ipoh a better city,” he remarked.
Former mayor, Dato’ Roshidi Hashim was one of the recipients. He felt that the ceremony was not only timely but also relevant as it would help boost the morale of Council workers who had sacrificed their time and effort in fulfilling their responsibilities while in service. It would also be a motivating factor for those still in service.
“I love Ipoh and that’s why I am still here although I’ve retired. I want to see the city prosper economically,” he told reporters after the ceremony.
Roshidi has joined Ipoh City Watch (ICW), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of Ipohites. “Being a member of ICW I can still contribute towards making the city liveable.”
Another recipient was Mohd Syahrizal Azmi, 39, the Council’s Assistant Public Relations Officer. This is Syahrizal’s second excellence award.
“I won a similar award last year. It serves to motivate me to work harder for the betterment of the Council,” he enthused.
Senior Administrative Officer Azahari Effendy, 32, expressed happiness at being nominated to receive the award. He thanked his wife for her support and encouragement.
“My success tonight will not end here. It’s spurred me to work harder,” he added.