|DG Sanginga kicks the ball.|
The sportsfest seeks to build team spirit among staff through different sporting activities including football, tennis, volleyball, and other board and indoor games.
The kickoff ceremony brought the IITA family together with colorful fanfare.
Besides Dr Sanginga, other dignitaries in attendance were Drs Kenton Dashiell, Kwesi Atta-Krah, and other management staff.
In his opening remarks, Dr Atta-Krah called on staff to redouble their efforts and commitment to IITA.
According to him “the IITA family must see themselves as members of an important team which contributes to solving the problems of Africa.”
He thanked the DG for the initiative which he said had helped to boost staff morale to work diligently and better.
“Take the spirit from here and continue in it because we belong to one big family. Individually we cannot solve the big problem IITA is positioned to solve; but together we can transform Africa,” he said.
The opening match of the event was between the Green Team and the White Team. Ninety minutes of play saw the Green Team winning by 3 goals to 1.