The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) staff and management have celebrated Christmas with an event filled with gratitude and reflection on 2023.
The occasion, dubbed ‘Aseda Bash’ meaning ‘Our Gratitude’, was fused with joyous moments, nine lessons, carols and praise, and the presentation of certificates to long-serving staff uniquely and spectacularly.
In a welcome address by the Director General of GI-KACE, Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, he expressed his gratitude for the eventful year and the Centre’s shared successes throughout the period. He also emphasised the importance of love, unity, and teamwork among the staff, urging everyone to carry the spirit of Christmas through this festive season.
Dr. Yeboah-Afari reflected on the true meaning of Christmas, highlighting the biblical message of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Acknowledging the achievements of the past years, including the Centre’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Yeboah-Afari commended the dedication, perseverance, and teamwork of GI-KACE employees across its Centres in Accra, Bolgatanga, and Sunyani.
Recognising the collective effort that has driven the Centre forward in these past years, he stated the popular adage that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”
Dr. Yeboah-Afari was optimistic that, giving gratitude transforms ordinary days into Thanksgiving and routine jobs into joy. He encouraged everyone to reflect on their blessings, both personal and professional, and to share their gratitude with others.
As the celebration was ongoing, some staff members were awarded for their long service and commitment to the Centre. People who have stayed committed to the Centre over the past 10–20 years were duly recognised for their dedication to the Centre.