The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) worker in Honiara will save their lunch money now that they are provided free lunch.
Thanks to the SIPA Board and Management for launching a “Free Lunch Initiative” at the Honiara ports area today.
The first of its kind to be introduced by the State-Owned Enterprise, the incentive is part of the ongoing staff welfare programs undertaken by the SIPA Chief Executive Officer Colin Yow.
Speaking at a brief opening ceremony to launch the “Free Lunch Initiative”, SIPA Chairperson Nollen Leni says the initiative is part of SIPA staff welfare program to which the Board and Management are committed.
“This initiative is of SIPA staff welfare project for which the Board and Management are committed to as an essential part of SIPA’s reform. It is a cornerstone to help our team members maintain a balanced and nutritional diet, which will bear results in better health for you. As the year goes, a healthy body and a healthy mind.”
Meanwhile, the SIPA Chairperson says with the aim of improving its staff’s dietary health, the initiative will cost the authority approximately SBD$2 million per year.
“Our aim is to improve the dietary health of our people. This is one of the staff welfare programs undertaken by the CEO amongst others. This project will cost SIPA approximately SBD$2 million per year. It is now my humble appreciation and privilege to now declare the first SIPA staff welfare initiative open.”
SIBC News understands the historic initiative will be extended to Noro Ports in the Western Province if successful in Honiara.