The Ghana Community Network (GCNET), as part of activities marking African Union Day organized, a health walk in collaboration with its stakeholders to encourage them and staff to adopt healthy lifestyles while promoting the importance of exercise in the corporate world.
The activity had hundreds of participants and was to fulfil the bank’s commitment to promote good health among its staff and foster corporate bonding.
The Human Resource Manager of GCNET, Akosua Konadu Asamoah, told the B&FT that the walk was organised because GCNET values the health of its staff, partners and customers, and urged all to work toward living healthy lifestyles.
According to her, the exercise also afforded management the opportunity to interact with stakeholders and chart the way forward for the various organisations, which she said is critical because all the stakeholders have one focus of trade facilitation – and in turn generating the needed revenue for development.
“GCNET over the years has come to understand that a healthy mind is good for a company’s survival, and so through the promotion of healthy living with the health walk will forge strategic partnerships in both public and private sectors of the economy. I believe that it is important as trade facilitation company to be innovative in our product and service offerings.”
The walk started at the tollbooth at Ayi Menasah at a brisk pace, with participants eagerly racing their way to the top of the Aburi Mountains – ending at the Aburi Gardens where they engaged in some aerobics for an hour.
Meanwhile, Deputy General Manager of GCNET, Emmanuel Donkor told the B&FT that the exercise was to relieve stress after many months of hard work in the office since the beginning of 2018; adding that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
Congratulating the team for the exercise, he mentioned that the overwhelming number was an indication of seriousness and dedication, which is a key ingredient in the culture of any organisation that seeks to attain world-class status.
He added that the company has deployed the Total Revenue Processes System (TRPS) in line with the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority across the country to mobilise revenue for the nation – through which Ghana has generated over GH¢11.4billion in 2016, increased this to GH¢11.5billion in 2017 and is optimistic of an increase in 2018.
Some of the participants who took part in the health walk were freight forwarders, Latex Foam, Zenith Bank, AMS Logistics, Tesco West Africa, IPMC, Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, and TK Shipping.