Members of the AFIDEP Board of Directors for the first time visited the new offices now housing the Institute’s headquarters office in Nairobi. The visit took place on November 21, 2016. The Board members who had just completed the first day of a biannual meeting for 2016 at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel in Nairobi, took the opportunity to meet and mingle with staff. Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu, took them on a tour of the office, where they posed for group photographs, including one with staff members.
Commenting on the office move, the Chairman of the Board, Prof. Francis Dodoo, observed that the offices are much more spacious and that they evidently present a good working environment for staff. “The new offices look fantastic. We in the Board hope that this environment will provide staff with facilities that will make their work more enjoyable and productive,” he said. Board member Prof. Sosten Chiotha, commented, in jest, that he will consider utilising some of the extra space in the office to work whenever he is visiting Nairobi and has extra time between engagements.
Board members who made the visit were: Chairperson, Prof. Francis Dodoo; Vice Chairperson, Prof. Nyovani Madise; members Prof. Sosten Chiotha, Ms. Pamela Onduso, Bocar A. Kouyate, MD, Dr. Cheick Mbacke and Ms. Susan Rich. The AFIDEP Nairobi office moved to the new location at Westcom Point building along Mahiga Mairu Avenue off Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi on 28th August 2016. The move is a major milestone as it involved elaborate planning and relocation activities. “The new office provides a more conducive environment for staff and for our work. It also provides enhanced security since access to the office is controlled by finger imaging. We thank the Board for support in approving resources that facilitated this relocation,” noted Alphonce Werah, Finance and Administration Officer and a member of AFIDEP’s Senior Management Team.