WATER and Sewage Company (WASCO) on Friday held a double celebration in Maseru to commemorate their own and the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.
WASCO which has been in existence for 50 years, also took the opportunity to re-launch their CAPIT values which the organisation described as the fundamental and non-negotiable principles informing the conduct of its employees as they work to contribute to the growth and development of Lesotho.
CAPIT is the acronym for Customer-focus, Accountability, Professionalism, Integrity and Teamwork.
WASCO Human Resource Director Mamojela Koneshe told the Sunday Express they decided on the double celebration to commemorate national independence and WASCO’s own golden jubilee in the provision of clean water and sanitation services.
“Water is very important and we have always been committed to providing clean water and sanitation since Lesotho got its independence in 1966 hence our celebrations this year,” Ms Koneshe said.
“We also felt that we needed to re-launch our values.”
She said the celebrations are also meant to honour WASCO employees since its founding half a century ago.
“These people have shown remarkable leadership skills that have ensured the company continues to fulfil its mandate despite challenges brought on by the rapid growth of the urban population coupled with old infrastructure,” said Ms Koneshe.
She revealed WASCO currently served over 300 000 people in the urban centres with potable water.
For his part, WASCO Chief Executive Lehlohonolo Manamolela said it was also important for the company to adapt and grow to meet new challenges.
“We also have to change the way leakages are attended to in our towns,” Mr Manamolela said adding they would soon launch a call centre to facilitate quick responses to the public’s queries.
He also said the company needed to modernise their head office either through renovating or constructing another one.
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