2022 Maiden Civil Service Week Celebration Launched In Accra (PICS)
The 2022 maiden edition of Civil Service Week celebration has been launched at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The week celebration saw some Ministries battling it out in an Inter-Ministerial Football Gala.
The opening ceremony saw staff from the various Ministries play, network and have fun.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena said "It is the Office of the Head of Civil Service's ambition that Ministries and Department continue to collaborate in creating a more physically active nation, where people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the many benefits that sport and physical activity bring at every stage in their lives"
"And with this in mind, Civil Service staff are being encouraged to lead the way with the Inter-Ministerial Football Competition"
He described the tournament as significant adding that it does not only promote economic development and healthy lifestyle but a catalyst for social cohesion.
"This tournament is an opportune time for all participating terms to learn from each other, share ideas and build lasting relations"
He urged the participants to take advantage of the opportunity and use to develop their skills, both on and off the field.
He also reminded the participants to also observe the Covid-19 protocols.
On his part, the Director of HR, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Eric Mensah Bonsu appealed to the participants to allow fair play to lead as they engage in the game.
Reading the speech on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Evans Opoku Bobie, Mr. Mensah Bonsu underscored the need participants frequently engage in exercises in order to keep fit.
There were series of matches which saw the Ministry of Transport eliminating the Ministry of Energy during the opening match.
The Transport Ministry beat Ministry of Energy 8-7 on penalties after they drew 1-1.
The second game saw the Ministry of Youth and Sports thrashing Parliamentary select side 3 nil.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith