The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) says preparations were far advanced to roll out a monthly keep fit walk to keep the residents healthy.
The initiation of the monthly Tema Metro Health Walk comes at the back of the increasing number of hypertension and diabetic cases among most residents of the Harbour City.
Before the monthly workout would commence, Yohane Nii Amarh Ashitey, the Tema MCE, with two different non-governmental organisations (NGOs), had organised separate free health screening exercises for the residents to check their health status.
The first was held at the Metro Forecourt and the second at the Saint Alban’s School, where the Assembly, with ISMIS, a Tema-based NGO with expertise in health, screened over 500 residents – children, youth and the elderly.
To reduce the high rate of hypertension and diabetic cases among the elderly and the youthful population, Mr. Ashitey advised his people to be mindful of their lifestyles, check their family history, and exercise regularly.
A healthy workforce, he said, was needed to help him realise his ‘Let Tema Shine Again’ agenda, which includes raising more revenues to develop the Metropolis and providing better living conditions for all.