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The management of Coconut Grove Beach Resort has held its annual dinner dance in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana .
The annual event, which has run for the past 30 years , according to the management of the hotel is to show their appreciation to their hardworking staff where deserving employees are recognized for their contributions to the success of the company.
A gril cook, Jorome Bataah, assigned to the Food and Beverage Department of the hotel emerged as the Best 2023 Employee of the Year. He received GHS 3,000 cash, a citation and a two-night stay full board at a plush four-star hotel as his prize. A laundry steward, Roland Oti working with the Housekeeping Department of the hotel who was the first runner-up also had GHC 2,000 cash, a citation and a dinner for two persons as his prize, while the second runner-up, James Afful, a gardener received GHc1,500.00 cash, a citation and dinner for 2 persons.
Twenty (20) other employees were also awarded with cash sums of GHc500.00 each. Other awards also included gift hampers and Melcom gift vouchers sponsored by GT Bank, Cape Coast branch.
A sendoff party was also held for John Arhin, an employee who had served the company for 20 years. He was given an undisclosed sum of money and a citation for his outstanding service to the company.
Addressing the directors, staff and invited guests, the General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Victor Opoku Minta, lauded the initiative of rewarding employees for their hard work and dedication. “This dedication and loyalty is evident in the fact that some of our employees have been working with us for 30 years, which is laudable”, he said.
He added: “As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary in December 2024, we are poised to continue to offer our distinguished clients the best of memories worth repeating. He used the occasion to also thank all clients who patronize their services saying, “we won’t be in business without you so we are truly grateful for your loyalty over the years years”.
Mr. Minta also thanked Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and Mrs. Yvonne Nduom, Global Chairman of Groupe Nduom and Board Chairperson of Coconut Grove Hotels respectively, for taking time out of their busy schedule to join the event as well as the numerous investments they have made in the company which have brought immense benefits to the Ghanaian economy.