Tullow organizes 3rd health walk
Tullow Ghana Limited, an oil and gas exploration firm over the weekend organized the third ‘Tullow Annual Walk’ to raise awareness on the importance of regular exercise and to help keep staff healthy and fit.
The walk was also to foster unity and good relations among the staff of Tullow Ghana Limited as well as the participating institutions.
The 12-kilometre walk started from Ayi Mensah, off the Accra-Aburi road, to the Aburi Botanical Gardens, drawing an estimated 400 participants made up of staff of Tullow Ghana Limited and students from Labone Senior High School, St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School and Accra Girls Senior High School.
Addressing the press after the race, Mr. Gayheart Edem Mensah, the Head, Investment Relations and Corporate Communications stated that the selection of the three Schools was to develop and continue their collaboration with the selected educational institutions.
The walk itself started at 8:00am amidst brass band music. The 12-kilometers distance saw the participants walk up the hilly Accra-Aburi road, all the way to the Aburi Botanical Gardens, where they were taken through light aerobic exercises to end it all. Participants were later served refreshments and sumptuous meals.
Mr. Kofi Esson, Chief of Staff of Tullow Ghana Limited urged staff to keep up the energy for the year. He expressed satisfaction for the success of the event, noting that the company would continue to promote high health standards among staff.
Personnel from Supreme Healthcare were on hand to give lectures on good healthy lifestyles and habits.
Prizes were given to deserving staff and students who excelled in the walk. The first overall winner went to Isaac Amoako of Golden Panthers Security, who took home a ‘mini stepper’ exercise machine.
The first male employee to complete the race was Joseph Mensah of the Finance Department, taking home a ‘mini stepper’ exercise machine. The first female employee went to Grace Amidu Musah, who received a ‘Stationary cycle’ exercise machine. In the students’ category, the first prize went to Eric Bukari of Labone Senior High School.
Tullow Ghana Limited also made donations of stationery products to all students who participated, including the teachers who accompanied them.
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