OmniBSIC Bank has held a health walk with a call on Ghanaians to prioritise regular workout.
The health walk dubbed ‘better health starts here’, commenced at the Burma Camp complex in Accra through to the 37 Military Hospital and back to Burma Camp. After completing the about two-hour walk, participants were taken through aerobic sessions, followed by fun games. Awards were given to winners in the various games which included football, volleyball and long tennis, among others.
Speaking at the event, Managing Director of OmniBSIC Bank, Daniel Aseidu, said the aim of the health walk is to send a message to employees, partners and customers on the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles, especially when the current economic challenges in the country are shifting everybody’s attention from health to wealth.
“From where we sit as bankers, we realised that we need to create awareness and conscientise our partners on the need to take care of our health, especially in the current economic challenges,” he advocated.
He commended employees and partners for their participation in the maiden edition of the bank’s health walk. “As bankers who work with our customers here, we want you to know that your health is more important to us because if you have good health, you create more wealth and we get to benefit as a bank.”
Mr. Aseidu revealed that the bank plans to make the health walk a quarterly event, across all branches in the country. He added that the exercise was replicated in Kumasi and Takoradi.
“The bank strongly believes the health status of staff has a great influence on the services they render to clients. To this end, we have taken strategic steps and initiatives such as regular medical checkups, provision of ergonomic furniture and creation of a work environment that facilitates movement and relaxation to ensure sustainable wellness among employees,” Mr. Asiedu further added.
According to an employee of the bank, the strenuous nature of banking often creates little avenue for a worker to engage in any form of exercise, hence the health walk was a laudable initiative.
“It was nice and fun because as bankers, we get to spend almost the whole day at work seated and this prevents us from participating in any kind of exercise including walking; so this health walk by management demonstrates that they have the workers in mind,” she observed.
OmniBSIC, a wholly-indigenous bank, was launched in 2019 as the outcome of a merger meant to consolidate operations and serve customers better.