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15.11.2009 Business & Finance

Stanbic Bank organizes Health Walk

By myjoyonline
Some of the participants climbing the Aburi mountains
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Some of the participants climbing the Aburi mountains

Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd Saturday organized a “Health Walk" as part of several activities lined up to mark its 10th anniversary celebrations for its branches in the Greater Accra region, including Kasoa.

The about 16 kilometers journey started from the Ayimensah Police Station in the Greater Accra region through Kitase, passing by the Peduase Lodge, through Gyankama and finally ending at the Aburi Botanic Gardens in the Eastern Region.

Hundreds of people including a board member, Alhaji El-Aziz Fattau, Managing Director, Alhassan Andani, management, staff, customers, friends and family members took part in the health walk with support from the Wellness Foundation.

It was full of fun when the bankers shunned their routine monetary affairs, and with their sporty attires hit the mountainous road on foot with moral backing from the Millennium Supporters Union of Ghana.

Obviously, since exercising has been absent in the lexicon of some of the participants, the Wellness Foundation, led by Adomako Boakye, took them through some aerobic exercises before and after the walk.

Interestingly, whilst the older folks were sweating out with all the determination to finish the walk on foot, some of the young ladies rather failed the test and 'fell out' about nine kilometers into the exercise.

At the gardens, the participants were treated to fun games like foot ball, tug of peace, Kofi says and passing the ball.

Stanbic Bank Ghana, a member of Standard Bank Group, has over the years engaged in various community development projects which cut across sports development, poverty relief, education, health, environmental protection among others.

The Bank was opened for business in December 1999 with three branches but can now boast of 21 branches.

Story by Isaac Essel/Myjoyonline

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