It was an atmosphere of excitement and display of sporting acuity when XpressGas organized its first Staff Fun Games at the Legon Botanical Gardens on African Union Day, Friday, 25th May 2018. Over 60 employees turned up to fully participate in the variety of sporting activities lined up for the day.
The Fun Day Games was organized to encourage staff to relax, unwind and build stronger social bonds outside the workplace. “We are excited about this initiative which I believe would promote internal relations, health and brand loyalty,” said Mrs. Maureen Darko, General Manager of XpressGas.
The day started with a health walk from the premises of XpressGas, West Legon office to the Legon Botanical Gardens. On arrival, staff were taken through an intense aerobic session by a professional trainer to get them in shape for the rest of the day. There was music, laughter and friendship as staff from various departments and branches teased, mingled and danced together.
After breakfast, indoor and outdoor games commenced. A variety of board games including ludo, oware, draught, game of cards among others were played in split groups creating healthy gaming competition and fostering a sense of community among staff.
Various departments also engaged in competitive three legged race and tug of peace, generating fits of amusement and building team spirit.The game of soccer created the most enthusiasm when departments became football teams with supporters cheering on their favourite players to win. The dynamic Tema team emerged as the winners of the soccer friendlies, celebrating their win with loud cheers when they received their XGL Golden Trophy.
“I really enjoyed myself and had the opportunity to socialize with my colleagues from the Tema branch.Thanks to management for making me feel like a part of the XGL family,” Victor, the Internal Auditor for XGL, who participated in the board games said with enthusiasm.
Mr. Eric Annor, the Transport Driver of XGL who partook in the three legged race said the games were a true show of unity and togetherness. “This fun day games have given us the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with our colleagues. It was truly a holiday well spent.”