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Once a Panda always a Panda, outgoing staff affirm

On Friday last week, World Wide Fund for Nature-Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) held a sendoff party for the staff members that were leaving the institution. This was at China Bowel Restaurant.

On Friday last week, World Wide Fund for Nature-Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) held a sendoff party for the staff members that were leaving the institution. This was at China Bowel Restaurant.
 
The staff; Emma Achato- Finance and Administration manager, Norman Rigava,Programs-  the AG-Conservation Manager, Mike Elyau- Finance officer, Alfred Rwamirego- Communications Officer and Flavia Matsika had each served UCO selflessly  and diligently  for the past several years.
 
In his speech, the Country Director David Duli thanked them for their commitment towards Conservation delivery in the country office and asked that they remain ambassadors of the same in their next duty stations.
 
 
“You have been such great resources to WWF and your work speaks for itself. It’s a pity that we are losing such intelligent and hardworking minds, but proud that you are moving a step higher in your career”, he added.
 
 Norman Rigava, on his part thanked David for entrusting him with the big position of Programs Conservation manager, a role that had extensively prepared him for his new role as Program Conservation Manager in Zambia.
He also extended his appreciation to the Senior Management Team and other staff members for the cooperation and support rendered to his five years in Uganda.
 
Flavia Matsika, on her part thanked the Country Office for the opportunity she was accorded to serve.
 
“In addition to the experience I have got, am happy to tell you that I undertook further studies and will soon graduate with a degree in Accounting”, she said, adding that she was only able to pursue this because of the flexible working environment that allowed her time to study.
 
For their exceptional work, all out going staff received the panda plaque, a continuous reminder to them and their families to take actions to protect the environment but also an affirmation that once a Panda, always and forever one. They also received tokens of appreciation from the Country office.
 
 
The Country office has already filled the position of Programs Conservation Manager and Finance and Administration manager by Simon Peter Weredwong and Bruno Ssemaganda respectively.
 
In an exclusive interview days ago, Simon Peter Weredong, was quoted saying; “I can tell you that I had a good experience during my orientation. The team work spirit challenged me and I think I will have to do a lot to either maintain it or even tighten the bonds.”