With the myriad of activities the mCG (imFriday Core Group) has and is planning, it was common sense for them to pick a fine Sunday morning to relax and spend time to socialize and bounce one or two ideas off each other. The venue was the Golden Tulip Hotel in the Garden City of Ghana aka Kumasi and the occasion was an English Breakfast Buffet. If you do not know what an English Breakfast is, please look it up. I had to do so myself!
At 7: 30 am on May 27 (which “coincidentally” happened to be Chris’ birthday), Pierre, Co-founder of mFriday, picked the mCG up at the popular mFriday rendez-vous point which is the Vodafone Cafe on the KNUST campus. The members of the core group present were Francis, Nana, Desmond, Anthony, Godwin and Chris. To exhibit the mFriday principle of sharing, Angela (an mFriday member) was invited to spend some time with the mFriday management team.
At 8 am, the team were at the Hotel and took a table by the pool for the meeting. After a little chat, all gloves went off as everyone got plates and picked up their food. There was a wide array of food to choose from and each member was keen to exhibit his/her prowess in food selection and consumption (it’s an inside joke so do not worry if you do not understand *wink*). We were soon joined by the Lead Developer of mFriday, Nii Okai Quaye, who was in town for the SMS training session for mFriday members. He was presented with customized mFriday t-shirts and call cards to help out with his exceptional role in the mFriday group.
With so much brain power at the round table, million dollar ideas, news, advise and strategies were bounced about the table to ensure that the mFriday juggernaut was instrumental in the development of the country’s economy as well as the fulfillment of its missions as stated on its website. It was indeed moments like these that has catapulted mFriday to so much success and attention in just eight months of existence. No wonder mFriday just cannot seem to stay out of the news (for good reasons obviously!).
The meeting ended at 10 am as both Pierre and Nii (a little tip: mFriday embraces the culture of calling each person by first name basis and shies away from fancy portfolios and positions that produces limited productivity) had to travel to Accra that afternoon. With considerably heavier bellies and brains, the mFriday team were taken back to campus by Pierre with lots of ideas to implement so that mFriday does not turn out to be a nine days’ wonder.