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SIGA Observes Heritage Month

 

In honor of Ghana’s 66th anniversary of independence on March 6, 2023, management and staff of SIGA marked the month of March as National Heritage Month.

Dubbed: “SIGA Heritage Month”, the month-long campaign focused on promoting cultural awareness, fostering a strong sense of patriotism, and celebrating Ghana’s diverse and rich cultural heritage.

Corporate Affairs Division used the opportunity to educate staff on Adinkra Symbols and their significance to the operations of SIGA.  There were activities such as “Rep Your Flag,” “Gold Coast,” “Rep SIGA,” “Ntoma” (Cloth), and “Traditional or Rep your Tribe” were featured each week.

Every Friday in the month of March, members of staff were encouraged to dress in line with the stipulated theme of the week accordingly with the best dressed male and female employees being recognized and awarded. Local snack such as “agbelekakro” made from Cassava, “Aduulei” made from Milled Corn, “Nkate cake” made from groundnuts, Roasted Corn and “Adaakoa”  were also served. Beverages included Palm wine and Asana.

Director-General Amb. Edward Boateng expressed his joy over the effort, saying: “I would like to thank you all for the effort you put in to showcase our unique and diverse Ghanaian heritage all month long. It was a beautiful sight to behold.”

Award winners: Miss Millicent Affo and Madam Joyce Ayerh for best dressed Gold Coast, Ms. Ida Charway and Mr. Bright Klu were the award winners for the best dressed for the Ntoma. The Traditional dressing awarded 4 individuals namely Mr. Charles Amoako-Atta, Mrs. Grace Naa Odoley Baffoe-Korang and Madam Roberta Laryea with Mr. Joseph Sarpong picking the overall best dressed.

Awards were sponsored Mr. Stephen Asiedu, Head of Corporate Affairs, Madam Alexandra Totoe, GM Finance and Administration and Director-General, Amb. Edward Boateng.

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