KPC JKIA DEPOT STAFF HAILED FOR IMPROVED BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
Dozens of KPC staff who work in the company’s JKIA depot have been commended for improved business performance in the depot.
KPC JKIA depot, popularly referred to as PS 9 Embakasi, is one of KPC’s strategic installations as it serves as the main source of jet fuel (Jet A-1) uplifts for Kenya and the larger East African region. Despite this strategic positioning, the depot has historically been a loss-making entity due to a multiplicity of factors key among them unauthorized fueling.
In a meeting with the depot’s staff on Monday this week, KPC Managing Director Dr Macharia Irungu said that despite the facility’s past poor performance, a new trend of improved business performance has now set in.
“I am here to say a big thank you for going beyond your call of duty to serve this great company. Since June 2019, there has been a tremendous improvement in business performance here at PS 9 Embakasi and I know that this has been made possible because of your personal contributions,” Dr Macharia told staff before handing over commendation letters and cash vouchers to 44 staff who were singled out for recognition.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, I wish to thank you and commend you for your dedication and diligence to duty which contributed to the improved business performance,” he said urging all to go beyond the call of duty so as to make KPC more profitable and great place to work in.
Acting Depot Manager for PS 9 Francis Kiptoo reiterated that the current success at the facility was a result of dedication and hard work from staff.
“The positive change we are celebrating here today is as a result of input from a very dedicated team. I urge management to consider them for more regular trainings in Jet A-1 handling to the globally recognized Joint Inspection Group (JIG) standards for more efficiency,” Kiptoo requested.
Kiptoo said that the team’s actions were a clear demonstration of our core values of integrity, transparency, accountability, diligence, team spirt and loyalty in cultivating a culture of high performance
“We are humbled that the Board and Management have recognized our efforts and we promise to do even better in taming product losses at PS 9,” Kiptoo promised.
The 44 staff who received commendation letters were drawn from operations, security, instrumentation & control, finance and administration departments.
PS 9 Embakasi with an average revenue of Kshs3 billion per annum contributes at least 10% of the company’s annual revenue which stood at Kshs32.3 on 30th June 2020.
The meeting was also attended by Acting GM Human Resource & Administration Thomas Ngira, Acting GM Operations & Maintenance Joshua Mutea, Acting GM Finance Pius Mwendwa and Acting Human Resources Manager Henry Lenairoshi, among others.