Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif earlier today launched the National Fitness Day at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Minister launched the initiative championed by Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to promote exercise and fitness among Ghanaians.
Health Walks and aerobics will mark the National Fitness Day activities.
The program is to be held on the second saturday every month with the maiden edition scheduled to commence on Saturday, September 10 in Accra.
The program will be replicated in communities and regional capitals across Ghana.
National Sports Authority Director General, Professor Peter Twumasi and former Accra Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah were present at the ceremony.
“Aside the health benefits that is going to be accrued from this Fitness Day, it will also promote national cohesion and we will use it to promote peace among Ghanaians. Aside that we will use it for talent discovery as well,” the Minister said.
The Sports Minister indicated the regional and community versions of the exercise will serve as a tool to create awareness about the 2023 African Games to be held in Ghana.
He announced Vice President Dr. Bawumia as the National Fitness Day Ambassador and encouraged Ghanaians to embrace the initiative.