The Jospong Group of Companies has held its maiden sporting event dubbed ‘Jospong Olympics’ for its staff as part of the activities to mark the Jospong Employees Month.
Themed: ‘Our people, our heroes’, tt was aimed at creating a bond among the staff in all the over 60 subsidiaries of the group.
The MD of Zoomlion Private Services, Edwin Amoako, said the purpose of the games is for the employees to meet, bond and share common interest and understanding, while providing opportunity for the staff to have fun and build a fit body.
“We hope that the Jospong Olympics will enable us to foster much more synergies and teamwork to achieve the goals and aspirations of the company and the country,” Amoako said.
He added that “we will not be able to impact the world without our employees so we are happy that they are here.”
“I want our staff to know that we appreciate them, and we will keep cheering them on because they are our heroes and we wish that they will continue with the fantastic work so that we can build a better company and a better Ghana,” he said.
Some of the staff expressed their excitement at the event and prayed that it will be an annual event. Samuel Asiedu, the facility manager at the Apex office had this to say, “the Jospong Olympics will unite us and enable us to get to know each other better within the group.”
Another employee from AH Hotel and Conference, Juliet Yenuson, said: “It’s all about fun and entertainment because it has been work throughout the year. It was a nice time to meet and exercise and meet one another. And I promise to be part of all Jospong Olympic activities in the future,”
“The event was nice and it helped us to know one another as well as exercise our bodies,”
Florence Akwele- Annan also of AH Hotel and Conference said.
The staff engaged in almost all the sporting disciplines; football, PlayStations, sack race, boxing, table tennis, oware, ludu, lime and spoon race, draft and Tug of Peace among others.
The best performing teams received trophies and other rewards and recognitions.
The children were also not left out as bouncy castles and other games were provided for them to play. They also engaged in face painting and other fun activities.
The overall best team went to the environment and sanitation group, with the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant emerging winner of the men’s football, and J A Plantpool winning the second place.
DocuPro won the tug of peace, with Metro TV taking second position, Zoil from Takoradi placed second in the ladies sack race, which was won by the Ignite Group.
The Jospong Group of Companies is one of the most diversified holding companies in Ghana with operations in other African countries, Asia and USA. The company has business interest in about 14 sectors of the economy with over 60 subsidiaries and its biggest operations is in waste management, ICT and banking and finance as well as automobile and equipment.
Source: Daily Mail GH