DR. JENNIFER Serwanga Sempala, a senior research scientist at Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, was yesterday, Wednesday, announced Uganda’s best boss after a nationwide “Boss out of Town” radio competition.
Now in its eighth year, and jointly organised by Etihad Airways and Sanyu FM, the ‘Boss Out of Town’ competition is aimed at identifying the country’s less known, but deserving leaders through nominations forwarded by their staff.
On being presented with her tickets, Dr Sempala, said: “I was honoured to hear that my colleagues had nominated me in this competition. I felt good they appreciate what I do for them because we always deliver quality work much of which comes from their effort.”
The competition kicked off in April, with listeners from across the country being invited to nominate their bosses, by listing their most important management qualities and why they thought they deserved to win. Dr Sempala was nominated by her staff Christopher Kintu.
During the campaign, over 200 nominations were received, with the most deserving entries being put forward into a final draw which took place on 28 April 2017
Sempala won two complimentary return tickets to Abu Dhabi,the capital of the UAE, in Etihad Airways’ award-winning Business Class cabin, plus three nights’ accommodation at one of the city’s leading hotels and free entry to the Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld theme parks.
Suzanne Othieno Nyachwo, Etihad Airways’ Account Manager, Uganda, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to be again collaborating with Sanyu FM in the ‘Boss out of Town’ campaign which aims to recognise the people that make a difference in the leadership game.”
“We congratulate the winner and look forward to welcoming them on board our flight to Abu Dhabi, for what I am sure will be a remarkable experience,” Nyachwo added.
Aziz Mukasa, Sanyu FM Programmes Director, said: “It goes without saying that Dr Jennifer Serwanga is the coolest boss in town. Oftentimes winners are expected from the mundane fields like banking, telecoms, et cetera but we are glad that this time, we have someone from the research field. At Sanyu FM, we are always giving. I would also like to thank our partners Etihad Airways for supporting the Boss Out Of Town promotion.”