Accra, Aug. 27, GNA – The annual Petroleum Fun Games Petfun 2014 of Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), ended in Accra with a call on corporate bodies to create a healthy and safe working environment for staff.
“Management should not only focus on increased productivity to push staff to the ultimate but the welfare of staff should be paramount as a healthy person is well motivated to produce with little or no supervision and motivation.
“The bane of most corporate managers is the neglect of the welfare of staff, poor working environment, creating of ivory towers where they hide and operate from as well as lack of motivation,” Dr Raziel Obeng-Okon, Managing Director of Universal Oil Company Limited told Ghana News Agency in an interview on the sidelines of the games.
He called on those in the formal working environment to engage in regular bodily exercises.
Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, AOMCs Industrial Coordinator commended the 32 Oil Marketing Companies who participated in PetFun 2014.
He noted the need for oil marketing companies to build bridges and establish stronger network with other stakeholders across board.
Mr Agyemang-Duah said the AOMCs would explore the possibilities of inviting other industrial stakeholders including petrol tanker operators, banks, Ghana Private Road Transport Union, to participate in PetFun 2015.
He said other programmes earmarked for the year includes Health Walk; Health, Safety and Environment Workshop for OMCs and LPG Marketers; and luncheon Committee Members with Board of Governors of AOMCs.
The defending PetFun football champions Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) lost the final match on penalties to Excel Oil Company; GOIL also lost the final tug of war event to National Petroleum Authority.
Mr Hayford Agbavor of Top Oil Company beat Mr Gabriel Arthur of Pacific Oil Company Limited for the Playing Cards trophy.
Ms Hanna Boateng of Pacific Oil Company picked the gold in the women’s 100 meter race whilst Ms Sylvia Boadi of Crown Petroleum picked the silver; whilst in the men 100 meter race, Mr Desmond Aryee of Lucky Oil Company annexed the gold and Mr Shadrach Azuru of Glory Oil, silver.
In the women’s sack race; Ms Naomi Quansah of Dukes Petroleum took the gold and Ms Chantel Ibrahim of A.P. Oil, silver.
In the Ludo game, Ms Abigail Dafie of Fael Trade picked the gold whilst Ms Gladys Kossam of Total Petroleum took the silver.
Mr Emmanuel Mensa of Crown Petroleum got the gold prize for the draughts game whilst Mr Emmanuel Quarter of Pacific Oil Company, silver.
Mr Alex Douro of GOIL won the table tennis event whilst Mr Daniel Twumasi Ampofo of Cirrus Oil picked the silver.
In all 32 Oil Marketing Companies participated the event.