The National Communications Authority (NCA) has organised the first ever fun games for the communications industry dubbed Comm. Olympics 2016 on Saturday 5th November 2016 at the Burma Camp Sports Complex. The games which was organised in honour of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of the NCA provided a unique opportunity for participants to get to know and network with each other and was also a great way to promote communication and friendly rivalry.
Addressing participants prior to the commencement of the games, Dr. Isaac Ani, Ag. Deputy Director General of the NCA said that as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations, the Authority found it important to slate an event which would bring all stakeholders together in an attempt to foster collaboration within the industry.
More than 400 participants from about 9 service providers of the industry being regulated by the Authority participated in the Comm. Olympics 2016. Participants partook in traditional, non- traditional and board games such as tug of war, soccer, jamma competition, parachute race, oware, ludo, scrabble, basketball, ampe etc.
The event had its own share of fun as ATC presented an all-male team for the all-female Ampe competition, and emerged the winner.
Vodafone also presented a woman for the Men’s swimming competition and she also won, drawing protests from the men who participated.
The highlight of the day was the Men’s Cooking competition, with men being tasked to prepare Banku with Okro Stew and a side accompaniment of Grilled Tilapia and Fresh Pepper. This was interesting as Vodafone’s fish got missing and was found under NCA’s table, with accusations of sabotage and set ups from each side respectively.
Speaking on the Games, Mrs. Nana Defie Badu, Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs thanked the operators for participating and expressed the Authority’s appreciation to the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications for co-sponsoring some of the Awards.
In furtherance, she revealed that the NCA is looking at the possibility of having an annual event with the same objective.
MTN emerged overall winners of the Communications Olympics, with 3 trophies and 4 medals. Find the list of awards below. All in all the games was interesting and fun.
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Issued by the National Communications Authority,
No. 6 Airport City, Accra.
Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.
Date – Tuesday, 8th November, 2016
The National Communications Authority, (NCA), was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 524 in December 1996, which has been repealed and replaced by the National Communications Authority Act, 2008 (Act 769). The Authority is the statutory body mandated to license and to regulate electronic communication activities and services in the country.