AAMUSTED MAMPONG Welfare Scheme held a get-together ceremony through sports and games on the Osagyefo day, 21st September, 2023 organized by the management committee of AAMUSTED Mampong Welfare Scheme under the able Chairmanship of Dr. Vincent Abankwah.
The ceremony commenced with an opening prayer led by the Campus Chaplain, Rev. Kwame Nkrumah Hope at 9:00 am. In his opening remarks, the Ag. Principal, Professor Emmanuel Dartey, commended the Management Committee of the Welfare Scheme for organizing such an important event. In fact, he was full of praises to all members for making the programme a memorable one. He emphasized the need to be organizing such events annually to enable the members to converge and socialize. This, he challenged the campus management of the university to consider making it a responsibility to fund such an all-important programme to make it an annual ritual.
As part of the programme, a football gala was organized among the four key labour unions on campus. The opening game was played by UTAG and GAUA. At the end of the game, GAUA won by a goal to nil. In fact, what thrilled everyone was Madam Abena Adasa, the campus coach, joining the UTAG team of men. But unfortunately, she could not save her team from losing the game. Mention must be made of some members who played so well during this game. Mr. Twum Ampofo and Dr. Owusu-Mensah were the exceptional players in the UTAG team.
The second game was played between TEWU and SSAoUG. At the end, TEWU won by beating SSAoUG 3:2 on penalties. Elder Bejamin Nketia, TEWU chairman, must be commended for extraordinary performance during the game. For the third and fourth positions, SSAoUG played UTAG. SSAoUG secured the third position by beating UTAG three goals to one. Finals was played between TEWU and GAUA, GAUA gave TEWU a show down by mercilessly beating them two goals to one. GAUA became the champions of the day.
The funniest matches were played by UTAG. While other Unions were seriously playing professional games as if playing in the World Cup with the mindset of winning, UTAG was playing with the mindset of making fun and relieving stress.
In addition to the football matches, ludo, cards, oware, draft, musical chairs and table tennis were games that members showed their prowess. Dr. Agyeman Badu carried the day in the table tennis by beating Mr. Fritz Bonsu, the UTAG president, and Professors Isaac Abunyuwah and Bismark Dwumfour-Asare.
Mr. John Bosco K. Fiave must be commended for organizing all the labour union leaders to constitute the various teams and assembling the logistics used for the sports and games. Match officials in the persons of Mr. Michael Dwidah, Mr. Kofi Amponsah and Benjamin Addae-Boateng officiated proceedings very well by regularly consulting the VAR who did not have so much knowledge relative to the games. The commentators are also worth commending for their professional commentary during the day. We say a big thank you to Mr. Emmanuel Agyei-Sefah and Ms. Rebecca Smith-Avinu, the commentators, who intermittently granted participants a series of interviews.
The campus farm, under the supervision of the farm manager, Mr. Kofi Amponsah assisted by the veterinarian Mr. Larry Tay, slaughtered the cow for the khebab. The Estate Dept, under the able leadership of Mr. Cletus Yirviel Bondery, prepared the grounds ahead of time. Dr. Michael Akoto-Sasu, the Campus Medical Doctor, dispatched a team of medical experts, well equipped, to handle all casualties. The team led by Mr. Matthew Feigben performed their duties effectively and professionally.
The Transport Section, led by Mr. Charles Eshun provided all the transportation needs, starting from transporting of the cow from Ejura using the Massey Ferguson tractor driven by Ibrahim Mamudu and ending its tasks by sending all bowls, utensils, canopies, tables and chairs to their destinations by the able driver Emmanuel Okyere (Koola). The office of the URO was opened to the welfare to take care of the refreshment chores. Obaapanin Adwoa Serwaa Karikari led a team from the URO to support with ordering and serving of meals. We really appreciate every member of staff who graced the event.
We are grateful to the AAMUSTED-M Welfare for funding such an amazing event. Abusuapanin Dr. Abankwah and your team of executives, we say Ayekoo. In fact, like Oliver, we ask for more. All in all, we say the event was fun, stress-relieving, merry-making and above all, memorable.
The ceremony ended at 3:00 pm with a closing prayer led by Rev. Kwame Nkrumah Hope.
AAMUSTED MAMPONG Welfare Management Committee registers its appreciation to the principal and management, labour Unions, their leaders and all members for making the day a success.
Kudos to all.
Hip ! Hip !! Hip !!! Hurraaaaaay
By: The Get-Together Organizing Committee