The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II and other dignitaries and high-ranking politicians will kick off the National Fitness Day in Accra Saturday, September 10th 2022.
The maiden edition of the day is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and is aimed at promoting fitness across the country.
Dr Bawumia and the participating dignitaries will gather at the Accra Sports Stadium for a walk through the Ministries, High Street and back to the stadium for aerobics and other activities.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif briefed the press on the maiden edition of the National Fitness Day.
“It would be a two-hour fitness activity which would include table tennis, cycling, boxing and others as part of efforts to get participants to engage various forms of exercises,” he stated.
He said the initiative is to be replicated in all sixteen regions and would be set on the second Saturday of each month.
“The health benefits of physical activities cannot be underestimated and all Ghanaians must take physical activities seriously,” he stressed.
He also assured that every few months, the national event would be moved to a separate region to promote the program and bring on board more Ambassadors.
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, commended the government for the initiative which would go a long way to promote healthy culture among Ghanaians.
“Fitness is a very important development that we must be taken seriously and we must all come on board to make exercising a regular activity,” he stated.
Saturday’s national fitness day kicks off at 5 am and has amongst its sponsors Niche Cocoa, Vienna and Coca-Cola who will be available to refresh participants.