NCA encourages healthy lifestyles among its staff

April 13, 2017
Source: l Ghana
NCA encourages healthy lifestyles among its staff


Management and staff of the National Communications Authority (NCA), the country’s communications regulator on last Saturday, April 8, 2017 embarked on a series of health and fitness activities in Accra to exercise and encourage healthy lifestyles among its workforce.

The activities which included a health walk, medical screening, chiropractic health and wellness talk and scores of outdoor games also served a dual purpose of creating an opportunity for management and staff to socialize.

Organised under 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 health and safety at the NCA.

The day’s activities commenced at the El-Wak Sports Stadium with a 2-hour endurance walk aided by brass band music and escort by personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD). The health walk took the participants from the stadium through some principal routes at Cantonments before ending at the GAF Sports Complex at the Burma Camp. 

A number of aerobic exercises supervised by selected military personnel created much excitement and camaraderie among staff. Scores of participants who attended the event were also visibly engaged in several outdoor activities including football, volleyball, tennis, swimming as well as a bouncy castle mounted for wards of staff.

In a brief address, Mr. Joe Anokye, the acting Director-General of the NCA emphasised the need for staff of the Authority to always plan their days to live healthy lifestyles through regular exercises.

According to him, “the authority needs healthy minds in healthy bodies to be able to accomplish our important mandate.”

“It is therefore 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 reiterated.  

He further stated that the corporate work environment today has more than ever become a hectic and busy lifestyle. The responsibility to meet strict work deadlines and deliver the strategic objective that positively influences the bottom-line has become the order of the day.

“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.

The NCA which was established by an Act of Parliament in 1996 (Act 524) is the statutory body mandated to license and regulate all electronic communication activities and services in the country. The authority has over the years succeeded in opening up the telecommunications space and guarded the sector to a level unmatched in the West African sub-region.