Loyalty is a key aspect in life and Steven Kyaka, the traffic controller at 88.2 Sanyu FM, exhibited just that when he trekked over 20km daily, from Bulobo to come to Kampala city centre, to report for work at the radio station for three months.
And for his loyalty, Kyaka has been rewarded with a brand-new motorcycle Bajaj Boxer by Sanyu FM Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia. Rajiv praised and commended Kyaka for his commitment and passion for his job.
“From the time I heard the story of Steven Kyaka, Head of traffic at 88.2 Sanyu FM walking from Buloba to Kampala every day. We knew as “Sanyu” (happiness), we had to put a smile on his face & today we gifted a brand-new bike to him to assist with his travels,” Rajiv said.
The station's Chief operations officer Betsy Mugamba handed over the motorcycle and its documentation to Kyaka. She noted that he has been working at the station for the last seven years.
“He stood out because during COVID time when we were all under lockdown, Kyaka decided to walk to work every morning” Mrs Mugamba said.
“He does not live in Bukoto, Nalya or Kololo; he lives in Buloba. It’s quite far from his workstation but he walked from Buloba to Kampala for 3 months”.
Kyaka in his remarks said the respect for his work acted as a driving force to walk from home to work every day.
“I felt so bad about the presidential directives on COVID 19 which included curfew and suspension of public transport.
From then I knew keeping a job would be ‘survival for the fittest because I stay very far in Buloba, no way the staff van could come to pick and drop me,” he said.
“I was advised by management to stay home until the lockdown is lifted but I had to be around with the aim of delivering positive results and keeping my job. I decided to walk to work”.
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