National Trust Holding Company (NTHC) has championed the need for staff to exercise regularly with a health walk in Accra, as part of activities to mark its 40th anniversary and as well as imbue healthy living among workers and customers alike.
The 7.41 kilometer walk through some principal streets of the capital was followed by an aerobics session and a health screening by SIC Health Services Bob Freeman Hospital.
The walk brought together staff of the company from all 10 branches in Accra to participate in the walk and enjoy camaraderie in the process.
The wellness campaign which aims to encourage NTHC staff to make lifestyle changes that improve the quality of their health is made up of a series of activities which will run throughout the remainder of the year.
Acting Managing Director, Francis Apanka. who addressed the participants said the bank places premium on the health of both staff and customers. “With the increase in lifestyle diseases among corporate workers, NTHC is embarking on this campaign to nudge our staff into making the right health choices. As investment advisors we understand that health is an important area to invest in. And so we hope to realize a healthier body of staff which will of course translate into a more effective output”
More than 200 staff members and their families were screened for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and waist to hip Ratio. Participants were also taken through some basic health counselling. At the end, 98% were given a clean bill of health by the medical team.
NTHC recently launched its 40th anniversary and has lined up a youth literacy program targeting second cycle and tertiary institutions.
The program is expected to reach more than half a million students this year, to encourage the young Ghanaian to cultivate the habit of good financial choices and planning.
Other areas the company will focus on include the informal pensions sector and the expansion of their presence in the Upper East and Upper West Regions.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana