TNM rewards cyclone heroes
By Frank Phiri, contributor:
Local mobile network and ICT services provider, TNM plc, has rewarded its technical staff for bravery in ensuring a resilient and sustained quality network when Cyclone Freddy hit the country.
TNM Chief Executive Officer Michel Hebert said at the time, TNM network was uninterrupted.
“TNM appreciates sacrifices by our technical teams, who overcame impassable roads and bridges to access network towers cut off by the floods and mudslides. They require special recognition for going an extra mile to keep Malawians connected during the difficult times,” Hebert said.
He said the technical team braved the storms and risked their lives to maintain network coverage in the affected areas.
One of the TNM transmission engineers Loveness Alfazema Chopi braved the harsh weather and facilitated restoration of five lower Shire sites which were down due to cyclone, rendering some parts of Lower Shire inaccessible though for a short period of time.
“During the cyclone, we had a lot of challenges, especially in the Lower Shire where damage to some of the sites led to loss of communication services. However, we quickly installed transmission routes to restore the services in the affected areas,” Chopi said.
TNM organized a breakfast treat in Blantyre for the technical team and gave out cash rewards to the 16-member team.