DAA holds ceremony for retired officers and staff
| Azaraimy HH |
THE Department of Agriculture and Agrifood (DAA) yesterday held a thanksgiving and ‘Doa Selamat’ ceremony for retired officers and staff, which also included a ceremony to celebrate several of the achievements of the department in the Excellence Civil Service Award (ACPA), KKC convention and the success of the Veterinary Laboratory Services Unit, Poultry Farming Division receiving ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from SAC-SINGLAS Singapore.
Hjh Aidah binti Hj Mohd Hanifah, Acting Director of Agriculture and Agrifood also took the opportunity during the ceremony to thank the services of former officers namely Awg Hj Mohd Sufri bin Abdullah, Awg Jamaluddin bin Hj Mohd Yusof and Awg Hj Abd Hamid bin Hj Sawal for the good services rendered to the department throughout their employment.
A word of thanks also went to other retirees, 16 of them, on their good demeanour and contributions towards the department.
Hjh Aidah also took the opportunity to congratulate those who won consolation prizes at the ACPA 2012 organised by the Prime Minister’s Office and those who participated in the KKC, 2012.
Hjh Aidah recalled since 1966 the department had participated in the ACPA several times in which the department had acquired four silver medals for projects related to poultry farming and one bronze medal for projects related to vegetable farming and two consolation prizes in industries related to the fruit industry and paddy industry.
Whereas for the KKC groups, Hjh Aidah said the department had organised KKC competition for the department every year since 1988.
The successful groups then represented the department at the ministry level and then continued to a national stage between ministries. Hjh Aidah said the department has since received 11 silvers and four bronzes during that period.
She hoped that these achievements will encourage not just members of the KKC but all in the department, besides culturing or implementing the KKC methods in their works. Hjh Aidah also congratulated officers and staff at the Veterinary Laboratory Services Unit that has achieved the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification testing laboratory last year.
She believed this certification must be maintained and improved from time to time.