As part of the Smiles with Miles campaign, the Prime Minister’s wife Dr Lydia Abela visited WasteServ during the Health Week being organised with the aim of encouraging employees to become aware of their health and wellbeing.
WasteServ CEO Richard Bilocca revealed how Dr Abela’s visit was part of a wider scope. “We’re proud to have welcomed Dr Abela here as part of our Health Week initiative”, he said. “We encourage our employees to take care of both their physical and mental health, and we’re thankful for these visits as it shows our appreciation towards their hard work and efforts in keeping the country clean.”
Dr Lydia Abela praised this initiative and reserved words of thanks for the Wasteserv employees and their work and help during the Smiles with Miles campaign. “First and foremost I would like to voice my appreciation towards the employees for their diligent work, especially over the past year and a half given the challenges they’ve faced due to COVID”, she said. “It’s a great initiative taken by WasteServ, where the discussions taking place address the importance keeping healthy both in mind and in body.”
Also present was Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia, who echoed Dr Abela’s sentiments about the importance of taking care of both mental and physical health, while also paying tribute to her own initiative Smiles with Miles.
This initiative builds on several other initiatives to create a positive attitude towards the physical and mental wellbeing of all WasteServ employees after earlier this year WasteServ launched an Employee Support Programme in collaboration with Caritas Malta.
Check out the visit below!