The Borneo Post (Sabah)
22 Fama employees receive excellent service awards
KOTA KINABALU: Employees of the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) are required to maintain their integrity in performing the duties and responsibilities entrusted to them.
Fama Board of Director, Datuk Japlin Akim said the absence of integrity not only affected the quality of services but also the good name of the agency itself.
“I have always emphasized the importance of integrity in daily life as a public servant. Without integrity, we will face various problems in conveying responsibility and trust while performing our duties,” he said.
Japlin said this in a speech when officiating the Excellence Service Award ceremony for 22 Fama staff.
He added that every Fama staff carried a heavy role as its services are related to daily essential, food.
“I have been briefed on the projects implemented by Fama Sabah. We, in this regard need to ensure that the food supply is always adequate and easily accessible to the public.
“This is in line with the mission of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry in providing adequate needs of the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, although the country has not yet fully succeeded in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Japlin said Fama staff must adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) by wearing face masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining physical distancing at all times.
“The government is currently in the implementation phase of giving Covid-19 vaccine to the frontliners. Soon, the public will get their turn to get the vaccine.
“I also understand that all Fama Sabah staff and employees have registered to receive the vaccine. I thank you for helping the government fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
Jap lin, meanwhile, congratulated all the recipients of the Excellence Service Award (APC) and asked them to continue to maintain a culture of excellence and be an example to other employees.