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Bushtracks Best: Gift Simakalanga, Operations Supervisor, Zambia

This week's Bushtracks Best is Gift Simakalanga, the Operations Supervisor for Zambia.

Gift has been working for Bushtracks since 2006, and we certainly appreciate every one of those 12 years of dedication, hard work and warmth. In 2010 Gift was promoted from Consultant to Operations Supervisor due to his exemplary performance.

He has been awarded several different awards for his hard work, positive attitude and dedication, including "International Labour Day, Award winner for Best BTA Employee, Zambia" in both 2015 and 2018, as well as multiple "Employee of the Month" awards.

Gift takes on everyday with a great positive attitude and willingness. The following is tribute to just how valued his initiative and proactivity is in the Zambian office:

"The winner for the Employee of the Month of May is Gift! Gift has been selected because of his proactivity in training the new staff. He has come up with a training program that has helped both him and the Consultants to understand how Operations Department functions. He has had positive feedback from the trainees and Managers. Gift has also shown maturity in his role, by taking charge of the department when both Tendayi and Chanda are absent. A very well deserved win for Gift!"

Gift's positivity and ability to achieve is helped by his enjoyment of his job. He had the following to say about why he enjoys being a part of the Bushtracks Africa team:

"It has given me an opportunity to be part of this great company which is involved in clients satisfaction and in helping communities through its Social Responsibility policy. Not only that, but Bushtracks also looks after their staff welfare. I am excited to be part of the Bushtracks team that does such wonderful work, that makes a difference in the lives of many."

Congratulations Gift and well done on all your hard work!

See what fellow staff members have said about Gift below:

"Gift is one of the greatest people to work with, he is always willing to help and goes out of his way to make sure everything runs smoothly. He's got such a helpful and cheerful attitude, it always brightens my day to work with him. I'm so glad the he is a part of the Bushtracks Team" - Genevieve Oggen, Reservations Supervisor

"I love working with Gift. He is always so happy and positive. He goes above and beyond to be of assistance. I don’t know what we would do without him!" - Michelle Brett, Reservations Consultant

"Even though I have never met Gift in person, as soon as I ask him for any information or help he is always super quick to reply and always extremely helpful and kind" - Cathlyn Grieb, Digital Marketing Assistant

"Every time I go into the Zambia office he has the warmest smile and the most confident handshake so it's always such a pleasure to be in the office with him. He is such a great guy!" - Megan Conn, Digital Marketing Manager & Product Coordinator

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