Department of Transport Honors Long-Serving Public Officers during Public Service Week
The Department of Transport (DOT) awarded several of its long serving employees yesterday in commemoration of Public Service Week. The public officers, who were selected from various departments with the DOT, were individually awarded for serving the public for over a decade. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz spoke with CEO in the Ministry of Transport, Adele Catzim Sanchez, at the police training academy in Belmopan, about the importance of recognizing dedicated public officers.
Adely Catsim Sanchez, CEO, Ministry of Transport: “The selection comes about because the Ministry of the Public Service looks up they have all the information that allows them to determine who’s been in the service for the period of time, for 10 years or 15 years or 20 years even. We do have dedicated public officers who give their lives, most of their lives to helping the people of Belize. For example, right now we’re celebrating and honoring the the officers in the Department of Transport. And a lot of these officers play a key role in keeping people safe day in and day out. They work at the terminals to try to deliver services to people and they actually enforce the traffic rules and ensure that there’s traffic safety so that you and I and the people of Belize when they’re on the road can feel safer. We have officers here from throughout the country. We had a group of officers from Corozal and some from as far as Punta Gorda, and we have officers from Belmopan as well. Well, I’m hoping that the officers who came here today can feel a level of appreciation from the government who is recognizing the work that they do in delivering the services and the programs to the public, and that they will feel motivated to go for another 10 years or another 15 years to ensure that we continue to do the good work that we’re doing in Belize.”