KIGALI - The Management of Dubai World Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Rusizi District and its clients were left speechless after a security guard recovered a wallet containing US$8,000 that belonged to a client and immediately presented it intact to a front desk attendant.
Jean Pierre Habimana of Intersec Security Company, on September 5, found the lost wallet in the compound without anyone seeing him, and reckoned it belonged to a client hence handing it to a receptionist, convinced that the owner would be found.
The receptionist did not however immediately notify anyone else until Habimana overheard the frustrated owner of the missing money telling the hotel manager that he was going to return to Kigali to get some money.
It is at that time that the guard went straight to the manager and told him that he had picked a wallet containing money and handed it to the counter attendant to pass it over to the owner. Indeed, both manager and the client walked straight to the counter, only for the attendant to give them the same wallet with all its contents.
The General Manager of Dubai World Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Deo Kamurase, said that the hotel is planning to reward Habimana for his integrity.
“We are very grateful to him for being an honest and exemplary guard. We are yet to decide what type of token of appreciation to give him, but we will do it soon,” he said.
The guard was also praised by his employers back in Kigali. John Kyanga, the Acting General Manager of Intersec, said that Habimana’s good conduct and committed service serve as an example to other security guards and many other people.
“This is quite extraordinary; we have had guards who have done exceptional service, but Habimana beats them all,” he stressed.
“His action is a lesson on Integrity; it’s not so often that people who have picked such a huge amount of money end up doing the right thing.”