The Ghana Community Network (GCNET) in collaboration with its stakeholders at the weekend embarked on a health walk as part of the African Union Day to encourage staff and the public to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Some of the stakeholders that took part of the exercise were freight forwarders, Latex Foam, Zenith Bank, AMS Logistics, Tesco West Africa, IPMC, Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, and TK Shipping.
The exercise saw an increase in patronage from the participants as management, staff, and their families assembled at the Ayi Mensah toll both in the morning to partake in the walk.
The walk which comprised of over 200 participants walked from the Aburi Mountains which stretches from the Ayi Mensah grounds through to the Peduase Lodge and ended at the Aburi gardens with some aerobic sessions and refreshments.
The walk started at a brisk pace with participants eagerly racing their way to the summit of the Aburi Mountains.
Mr Emmanuel Donkor, the Deputy General Manager of GCNET in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said the exercise was to relief stress after a hard day’s work in the office, adding that “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy”.
The Deputy General Manager congratulated the team for the exercise and mentioned that, the overwhelming number was an indication of seriousness and dedication, which was a key ingredient in the culture of any organisation that seeks to attain world-class status.
He urged the participants to keep training since it was one of the surest ways of keeping a healthy body.
He said the company had deployed the Total Revenue Processes System (TRPS) in line with the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority across the country to mobilise revenue for the country.
Mr Donkor said through the TRPS, the country had generated over 11.4 billion in 2016, increase to11. 5 billion in 2017 and was optimistic of an increase in 2018.
Mrs Aksua Konadu Asamoah,the Human Resource Manager of GCNET said the exercise afforded management the opportunity to interact with the stakeholders and chart the way forward for the various organisations.
This she was critical because all the stakeholders had one focus of trade facilitation and in turn generate the needed revenue for development.