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Veep Bawumia, Ga Mantse, Prof. Azumah Nelson And Others Embark On National Fitness Day (PICS)

The Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II (Ga Mantse), Prof. Azumah Nelson (Boxing Legend) among other high-profiled personalities have embarked on the maiden National Fitness Day exercise in Accra.

The exercise saw the Veep, Ga Mantse, Boxing Legend among others take a walk through some principal streets of Accra.

Speaking at the event, Vice President, Dr. Bawumia said "If we are healthy in body, then we are healthy in mind"

"We have to make sure that we are always healthy. The National Fitness Day is here for us. This means better health and productivity for us"

"We are doing this every second Saturday of every month by the grace of God"

Taking his turn, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse said "It is a beautiful sight to see friends, family among a host of others exercising together this morning"

"This is a good call and I encourage all to partake in the exercise"

Boxing Legend, Prof. Azumah Nelson said "Exercise is something that everybody needs and it does not matter your age"

"It does not matter where the world is taking us. We always have to train and be fit"

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku said "This is love and amazing. We need to keep fit"

"Our Black Stars will be going to the World Cup and for them to perform, they have to keep fit"

He added that the National Fitness Day exercise has come to stay adding that the public should embrace and embark on it.

Minister for Works and Housing, Asenso Boakye said "I was not well for some time but that did not stop me from exercise. Today I have gained my strength and I am fit again"

The Minister appealed to the youth to make exercise compulsory adding that it will help them burn lots of calories.

Some participants who partook in the exercise expressed mixed reactions over the maiden National Fitness Day exercise.

Some section of participants expressed disappointment in the turn saying they were expecting to see a full house.

Other participants who had contrary views , thanked the organisers and promised to ensure that they observe the exercise every time.

An advise was given to the youths to desist from resorting to the intake of alcohol and hard substances or smoking after partaking in any exercise.

"The youth must do away with the smoking, and intake of alcohol and womanising if they really want to make exercising part of our lives"

Below are some pictures:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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