By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: Tycoon Sudhir’s Sanyu FM has rewarded it’s employee who footed to and from Buloba for three months to serve at the Kampala based station during COVID-19 lockdown.
When President Museveni announced total lowdown in Uganda due to the COVID-19, Mr. Steven Kyaka a traffic controller at Sanyu FM didnt give up instead he footed about 40km to come and serve at the station.
After the management noticed their employee’s commitment, they pushed the a message to Rajiv Ruparelia the station Manager.
Mr Rajiv after receiving the message was also touched with the situation his employee worked in and rewarded him a brand new Bajaj boxer motorcycle for his commitment and passion to serve.
Betsy Mugamba who handed over the motorcycle and its documentation noted that Kyaka has been working at the station for the last seven years.
“We are gifting him with this motorcycle because during COVID-19 time when we were all under lockdown, Mr. Kyaka never gave up walk to work every morning” Mrs Mugamba said.
Mugamba also thanked Sanyu FM Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia for accepting to reward Steven Kyaka because of his commitment.
“When i told Mr Rajiv he was so touched and said that we should give Kyaka a motorcycle, Therefore i ask other employees to to copy a leaf from Kyaka’s commitment,” Mugamba added.
Kyaka in his remarks also said the respect for his work acted as a driving force to walk from home to work every day.
“I felt so bad about 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” Kyaka 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 and this forced me to walk to work”.
Kyaka is not only a radio traffic controller but also an author and has written a number of books such as Tuzaalibwa Kubonaabona (Born to Suffer), The Route to my Saviour, Kadongokamu Music Directory (detailing Herman Basudde’s and other stars in Ugandan country music,The Ark of Love and Why some pass and others fail among others.
Sanyu FM which is under Ruparelia Foundation, is an urban youth station targeting the 18-35 year old in the ABC1-C2 socio-economic group.
The station broadcast with a footprint of 100 KM radius around Kampala, on the frequency of 88.2 Mhz, and another 100KM footprint around Mbale, on the frequency of 96.4 Mhz.