In an effort further aimed at acknowledging the central role that employees play in its operations, as well as an act of compassion, Barclays Bank of Botswana this week held a countrywide commemoration in remembrance of the bank’s employees who passed on this year. All the bank’s branches and centres observed a minute of silence to remember the six colleagues.
Barclays Bank’s Acting Managing Director, Aupa Monyatsi, said all the deceased employees had been valuable members of the Barclays family and that their contribution would always be cherished.
“We are filled with grief and a deep sense of pain because their passing has robbed us of not only work mates, but friends we valued, loved and treasured so much. Our dear colleagues’ memories will forever live in our hearts,” Monyatsi said in a statement that was read in all the bank’s branches and centres throughout Botswana.
The commemoration comes in the wake of last month’s inaugural Barclays Bank of Botswana National Choir Festival which was held at Maitisong, and which attracted 11 choirs from the bank’s clusters throughout the country. The competition was attended by the Barclays Africa Chief Executive and Africa Head of Strategy, Kennedy Bungane, who gave the keynote address.