The marking of Secretaries/Personal Assistants/ Admins day kicked off in Kenya with a successful launch at DusitD2 hotel on Monday April 20, 2015. The event was graced by Hon. Ann Othoro County Executive Committee Member, Trade, Industrialization, Co-operative Development and Tourism Sector Nairobi County.
Kenya Flower Council together with the Brussels Airline and DusitD2 observed the day by way of giving bouquet of flowers to Secretaries and PAs in different companies creating awareness on this internationally recognized day. Kenya has not been keen in observing this important day. The organizers were able to reach to over 100 companies reaching over 300 secretaries and PAs.
The secretary’s /PAs will also participate in a raffle where they are supposed to answer three questions and be the lucky winners of an ice watch, a bouquet of flower once a week for a month and a spa treat at DusitD2.
Some of the companies included BASF and Dow Agroscience who are associate members of KFC, Belgium Embassy, KEPSA, FKE, KAM, EPC, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internationals Trade, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of East African Community Commerce and Tourism, Radio Africa Group, Roya Media, Capital FM among many others.
Hon. Othoro who was the chief guest thanked the organizers saying the initiative is a big step and will play a big role in encouraging all the employers in Kenya to appreciate their staff who more often than not are forgotten. She added that these together with other special days are key to the county as they beatify and also create employment especially amongst the youths and women.
The chief Executive of KFC Mrs. Jane Ngige urged all to embrace the celebration of this day since the adding that the remarkable initiative will contribute to the development and growth of the local flower market, promoting a culture for flowers consumption among Kenyans.
Brussels Airline Country Manager said that this inventiveness will also create employment and further, the commencement will amplify branding of Nairobi as the capital of an internationally acknowledged lead country in the growing and exportation of cut flowers.