Close to 100 people, including MTN Corporate Communications team and media stakeholders, hit the streets of Legon on Saturday to participate in the MTN Bright Media Walk.
In attendance were top personnel of MTN Corporate Services, some staff of the company and media personnel of MTN who took time off their demanding schedules to exercise, build bonds and socialise in an atmosphere of fun and excitement. The 5.4km walk started from the UG Legon Botanical Gardens, with members walking energetically through the TF Gate, Law School, Athletic Oval, Registry, Balme Library and back to the Law School, Pent, Evandy, TF Gate and ended at the gardens.
Participants started arriving as early as 5:15am for the event scheduled to commence with a health screening exercise to check blood sugar and blood pressure. Defying the early morning showers, the walk commenced under the guidance of a physical instructor, Matthew Frimpong, who took members through their paces with specific instructions at different areas, especially the hilly stretches.
At the gardens, members were taken through an aerobic session, undertaking cardiovascular workouts, stretches and a host of other workouts; followed by refreshment and awards presentation. The event was also spiced up with a tug-of-war challenge between print/online media versus a radio/TV/MTN combined team as well as a musical chairs event.
Addressing members, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer of MTN, Adwoa Wiafe, commended all for attending to make use of the platform to exercise to stay healthy.
According to her, it was important for members to take issues about their health seriously in order to reduce the number of visits to the hospital. “Such activities, when undertaken regularly, can in a way assure us of a good health status. I understand how difficult and quite tough it is for people to engage in such workouts alone. It is the reason we must take advantage of the Bright Media Health Walk and other events by MTN to stay healthy,” she said.
In his speech, the President of the MTN Republic, Nana Appiah Acquaye, expressed appreciation to media colleagues and partners who participated in the event and ensured its success.
He also thanked MTN for their unwavering commitment to the collective health and well-being of their partners. “Their initiative to bring us together to exercise, wine and dine has not only fostered unity, but has also strengthened our bonds as a community. Your dedication to our Republic is truly appreciated,” he stated.
“I would like to extend special thanks to Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at MTN, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu and her exceptional team for their outstanding efforts in making this event an unforgettable experience. Your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed,” he stressed.
He also praised event coordinators, Touchpoint, for their exemplary coordination and professionalism. “I want to thank our fellow citizens who attended the event in large numbers. Your presence and enthusiasm added to the vibrancy of the occasion. Let us all continue to nurture the spirit of unity and cordiality that defines our MTN Republic,” he stated.