Health News of Friday, 21 April 2017
The Management and staff of the National Communications Authority (NCA) last weekend embarked on a series of health and fitness activities in Accra to foster a healthy lifestyle among them.
The activities, which included a health walk, medical screening, chiropractic health and wellness talk and a number of outdoor games, also served a dual purpose of creating an opportunity for management and staff to socialise.
Organised on the theme “Good health equals smart business culture,” the exercise formed part of the regulator’s strategic objective to institute a health and wellness programme with the view to promoting employee’s health and safety at the NCA.
The day’s activities commenced at the El-Wak Sports Stadium with a two-hour endurance walk aided by live brass band music and escort by personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service.
The health walk took the participants from the stadium through some principal routes at Cantonments before ending at the GAF Sports Complex at Burma Camp.
A number of aerobic exercises supervised by selected military personnel created excitement and camaraderie among staff. Scores of participants who attended the event also engaged themselves in several outdoor activities including football, volleyball, tennis and swimming. A bouncy castle was mounted for children of staff.
In a brief address, the acting Director-General of the NCA, Mr Joe Anokye, emphasised the need for staff of the authority to always live healthy lifestyles through regular exercises.
He said the authority needed healthy minds in healthy bodies to accomplish its mandate.
“It is imperative for us to take such opportunities to stretch out and exercise seeing that we spend much of our time sitting behind computers in our offices,” he stated.
“The responsibility to meet strict work deadlines and deliver the strategic objective that positively influences the bottom-line has become imperative. Hence when we wrap our days around things we have to do we leave very little time for the things we ought to do – because there is such little time for other important things,” he said.
He noted that the general well-being of every staff was as critical as the work itself: “Therefore this day’s activities reinforce our beliefs in good health.”