Government To Establish Nationwide Keep Fit Clubs
The Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, would establish Keep Fit Clubs throughout the country, to commit citizens to become conscious of their health needs.
The Clubs he said will be in Regional capitals, districts and schools.
Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Youth and Sports, announced this on Saturday when he and other government officials joined the El-Wak Keep Fit Club, to undertake a 9.8-kilometre walk through some principal streets of Accra.
Other ministers and officials who joined the walk were; Mr Prosper Douglas Bani, Chief of Staff, Ms Sherry Ayittey, out-going Minister of Health, Alhaji Amidu Sulemena, Upper West Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater-Accra Regional Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo, , Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport, and Mr Ben Dotsei Malor, Head of Flagstaff House Communications..
Several Keep Fit Clubs in the Greater-Accra Region and beyond, also participated in the one hour and 20 minutes exercise.
Mr Ayariga said the health concerns of every Ghanaian was paramount to government, and therefore the establishment of such clubs will give everybody the opportunity to exercise and engage in other practices that would keep them healthy all times.
He appealed to Ghanaians to participate in all sorts of exercises that would exonerate them from fatigue-related diseases, and lead lifestyles that would absolve them from stressful diseases.
Mr Bani announced that the Presidency will organise monthly keep fit exercises for workers at the Flag Staff House. He has urged other Ghanaians in the capital to participate in the exercise.
According to the Chief of Staff, similar clubs would be put in order in the regions to promote and sustain monthly exercises that would keep the people healthy to increase productivity.