KATH Workers Show Excitement During “Rep Your Jersey Day”

A group pose of Management members and staff at KATH during the rep your Jersey day at the hospital

Workers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, lab technicians, security persons and cleaners last Friday were adorned in their favourite club jerseys during a light hearted program called the “Rep Your Jersey Day” at the facility.

Various workers, instead of putting on their normal dresses to work,  however, decided to put on their preferred jerseys of football clubs they support across the world. 

As a rare initiative at the health facility, i staff showed so much excitement while sporting apparels that showed their taste for foreign football clubs.

Surprisingly, the Chief Executive Officer, Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah and few others were the ones who put on replica jerseys of  Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club signifying their love for the Asantehene Club.

However, the rest wore replica jerseys such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City as well as Manchester United and Arsenal Football Clubs.


Professor Otchere Addai-Mensah, CEO of KATH said in an interview that “Rep Your Jersey Day” was an initiative to introduce a certain camaraderie amongst staff and management at the facility. 

He noted that staff at the hospital are working at difficult environments and therefore needed such light hearted moments to unwind, laugh, enjoy some food together and share fellowship.

This, he noted releases some of the stress the jobs they are attached to present on their health.

“Just as we introduced the KATH goes traditional outfits, we decided to add this Rep Your Jersey day so that we can keep the excitement such initiatives bring to the minds and bodies of the people who work at this difficult environment and conditions. Management also believes this should  become a constant feature to build camaraderie amongst us and make us happy while we work”, the CEO intimated.


Alexander Mensah, staff at the Public Relations Outfit told this reporter that it was refreshing seeing other members of staff as well as top management members in their preferred football jerseys.

“The rep your Jersey Day was a light hearted moment and brought the bond that existed between staff and the hospital management to the fore”, Mr Mensah said.

Ama Pomaah, Deputy PR Manager at KATH said seeing the management members including the CEO put on their preferred football jerseys made her happy.

“It was heartwarming seeing smiling faces of staff and management members as they mingled together and laughed with others teasing themselves about how potent their preferred teams are in the real football leagues across the world “, Madam Pomaa noted.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/ Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi. 

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