Friday, 7 December, 2018 – Jabulile Mashwama has stepped into her new role as Eswatini Water Services Corporation Managing Director with her first assignment being the commemoration of the World AIDS Day at EWSC Central Regional Offices (Matsapha).
Prior to the commemoration of the World AIDS Day, the Managing Director had a brief meet and greet session with the employees from the Central Region as she had done with employees working at the Headoffice ,where in both occasions she was formally introduced as the new Managing Director. The introduction of the new Managing Director marks the beginning of a new era for Eswatini Water Services Corporation, an entity that has been under the directorship of Peter Bhembe for the past 20 years, who has since assumed a new role as the Minister for Natural Resources and Energy.
Introducing herself to Employees, Mashwama said she started her professional career at CONCO in Matsapha where she was a Water Treatment Plant Team Leader. Her duties included ensuring that water and wastewater is treated to meet the company and government standards. She rose through the ranks until she was a Human Resources Director responsible for Employee Relations, Performance Management, Recruitment and Selection and Talent Management.
“I am very delighted to join EWSC as the Managing Director. I’m still going to get an opportunity to assess our strategy and operations and engage extensively with yourselves before communicating the direction that I would want us to take to move this organisation to the next level.’ she said.
Know Your Status
Mashwama joined employees in the Central Region to commemorate World AIDS Day which is observed every year as part of the employee wellness programme. Mashwama urged all employees to get tested and know their status. “It starts with me and I must lead myself well if I am to lead you”. She said. True to her words on leading the way, the Managing Director took the leed and went for an HIV test which was provided on site by SWABCHA. The guest for the day, Ms Rejoice Nkambule from the Ministry of Health echoed the Managing Director`s words and spoke briefly on the different initiatives put in place by the Government of Eswatini to eradicate the pandemic. Also giving motivation on personal wellbeing and behaviour were representatives from PSI. The employees also lit candles in remembrance of family members and those the company lost to AIDS related illnesses and also symbolising hope for the future. The guest of honour and the Managing Director planted a memorial tree.