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Musina Municipality's dedicated licencing manager, Charles Jombe,
retires on Friday 31 May at the age of 65. Photo supplied.

Jombe proudly bows out after three decades of service

 

“I am happy that, after 31 years of loyal service to the public sector and the community, I am now proudly reclining and taking a rest with clean hands and a spotless conscience. Throughout my 31 years in public service, I have never been warned or charged for wrongdoing or any unprofessional conduct in my work.” These are the words of Mr Charles Jombe, the manager responsible for licensing at Musina Municipality, who is retiring from public service tomorrow on Friday, 31 May, at the age of 65.

Jombe said that his humanitarian principles and loyalty had built a strong foundation for him to be where he is today. “The most important thing is to love your job and work for the community as if it is your last day on earth. You also have to respect the community you serve, be faithful, and admit if you have made a mistake that needs to be redressed. I am happy that I have proudly dedicated these three decades to the community I love and I don’t regret it.”

Jombe clearly remembers when he joined the Musina Municipality as a driver/operator on 11 January 1993. “When you work with dedication, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. Though I had other qualifications, I proudly worked as a driver until I was appointed as a traffic officer in 1997. In the intervening years, I completed qualifications as an examiner for driving licences and examiner of motor vehicles, and I was ultimately appointed the manager responsible for licensing in 2013, until now when I am retiring.”

He has a special message for the youth who want to be successful in the public sector: “If you want to retire with dignity like myself, stay away from corrupt activities and other unbecoming behaviour. Be open and approachable when you are in a leadership position and allow your subordinates to contribute freely, because no one knows everything. Manage your time effectively and love your work wholeheartedly.”

Musina Municipal Manager Nathi Tshiwanammbi thanked Jombe for his immense contributions and wished him well in his new life outside the public sector. “As one of our senior employees, he was a fatherly figure whom we depended on for advice at any time of the day. We will miss his dedication, hard work, and professional ethics. We wish him all the best and good health as he embarks on a new journey in his life.”

 

 

Date:02 June 2024

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