Anton Mizzi awarded Worker of the Year at the Ministry for Gozo
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During an evening dedicated to workers within the Ministry for Gozo, Anton Mizzi was recognised as the Employee of the Year, in this second edition of the Awards organised by the Ministry.
Anton Mizzi, Assistant Registrar of the Court was rewarded for his work and dedication within the Directorate for Customer Services.
The Ministry for Gozo said that the purpose of this award goes beyond simply giving a prize to the person or group of persons who have been nominated. “This award ceremony symbolises, demonstrates and rewards the pursuit, skill, dedication, and hard work of the staff within the Ministry for Gozo.”
During her address, Minister Justyne Caruana said that the workers are the best resource for our country. “So the purpose behind this award is to give recognition to the great work underway by the Ministry for Gozo through its workers who have demonstrated their skills and abilities over the last year, which was a very busy one for the Ministry.”
She added that the Ministry for Gozo continued to build on the momentum of the last year when a number of projects and new initiatives were launched.
While congratulating all the workers, Dr Caruana said that although this event is to reward one employee or group of employees among nominees, “in fact everyone is a winner with the work and dedication each and everyone them shows in their job, and the results gained for Gozo are clear evidence of this work.”
Permanent Secretary John Borg recalled how last year was one of relentless work on Project Gozo, “an ambitious project that is giving a new look to this island and is made possible because the Ministry for Gozo employees are participating fully.”
The evening rewarded employees from various sections in different categories designated by their colleagues. Altogether there were 51 nomination, a slight increase on the previous year when it was 48.
These nominations come from among the seven Directorates, together with the Permanent Secretary’s Office, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Another honour was for a person who participated in the Community Workers Scheme, “the scheme is operating very well and is delivering results. the Ministry said.
The Award for Best Employee of the Year in this scheme was won by Frankie Saliba and Maureen Pace.
The Architect team of Godwin Sultana and Mark Attard won the prize within the Directorate for Projects and Development. This team was responsible for designing many capital projects run by the Ministry for Gozo. This department had the highest number of nominations, with 18 submitted.
Winners of the Worker of the Year in EcoGozo Directorate was awarded to Margaret Zammit occupying the post of Assistant Principal and Henry Cefai employed as Chief Technical Officer.
Charlie Hili, Officer Scale 9, won the honour of Worker of the Year within the Programme Implementation Directorate.
Directorate General Award was presented to the entire Department of Central Salaries and back office given that throughout the year these workers work like one team to reach the targets set.
The Procurement Unit was rewarded as the Employee of the Year for the Directorate of Corporate Services. This department had five nominations.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer designated the entire team for this award “as 2018 has been extremely busy for this section.”
The team of Ministerial Procurement Unit, which falls under the responsibility of the Permanent Secretary, won the honours Worker of the Year in this category.
The winner of the Directorate for Tourism and Economic Development was Terry Camilleri, photographer and Francis Cassar, occupying the post of Assistant to the Cultural Events Officer.
Among the respective winners, selected as winners of the Worker of the Year at the Ministry for Gozo, the selection board noted that “the nominees for this award were of strong character, with years of experience in the work area, as well as leadership qualities and motivation.”
Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri