NMB Bank has emerged as the overall winner of the Employer of the Year Award organised by the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) contributed largely by its strategy to enhance human capital development.
“As part of our business strategy, we invest significantly in creating an inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and engaged,” said The NMB Bank Chief Human Resources Officer Emmanuel Akonaay in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.
He said that being named the number one Top Employer in Tanzania cements the bank’s position as a Top Employer of Choice in the market.
“We are excited that we have been awarded the overall Top Employer accolade after winning numerous awards this year. Our vision is to be a leading company, helping to create a brighter future for all Tanzanians,” he said.
The bank apart from winning the coveted Employer of the Year Award also bagged other two awards namely the Best Employer Large Organisation category and Best Employer Private sector category award bringing the total number of awards won by the bank to 21 so far this year where 18 other awards were announced last two weeks.
Mr Akonaay said his bank places people at the heart of its strategy and gives emphasis on the development of leaders as part of its strategy to enhance human capital development across the country.
“We are humbled that amongst equally competent contenders we emerged as the Top Employer. We aim to continue raising the bar and remain by far the employer of choice in Tanzania.
Having achieved this recognition, we are grateful to be celebrating such prestigious awards made possible by our dedicated Board, Management and committed employees,” Akonaay said.
He added that being named a Top Employer in the country enhances NMB Bank’s position to attract and retain the best talents.
“We have world-class facilities that demonstrate the investment that the company is making towards its people. This promotes engagement amongst employees and further shows leadership’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity,” he added.
Earlier the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Labour, Youths, Employment and Persons with Disability), Prof Joyce Ndalichako said that the government is committed to enhancing private sector employees’ welfare having passed the minimum wage for private sector employees that will be effective January next year.
“The minimum wage for the private sector has been reviewed and will be effective next month. We have engaged the private sector effectively and I believe that all the private sector employers will comply accordingly,” she said.