By Alusine Joseph Mansaray
The Africell Health and fitness walk was well attended by staff from various parts of the country as they started from the Africell headquarter at Wilberforce and designated to Leicester Peak on Saturday the 20th May 2023.
Addressing the gathering at the finished point, the Chief Cooperate Affairs Manager of Africell Jose Abass Bangura said every employer knows that the most important assets to any company are their employees as the ultimate goal employers want from employees is to reach maximum productivity levels and in a quest to accomplish such supporting fitness is one of the most beneficial choices any employer can make to encourage their workers to reach their full potential.
Joe Abass Bangura furthered that as a company they decided to organize the Africell health and fitness walk to improve employees’ health and wellness, reduce healthcare costs, and increase engagement and job satisfaction.
Also, Joe Abass Bangura said during the health and fitness work the management of Africell provided some first aid treatments and as well vehicles for those whom might get hurt during the work but however thank God there was no casualty during the process.
Mr. Bangura continued that this initiative will help employees not to get sick easily as when an employee uses less sick days, they contribute more to overall productivity and reduce the hassle of trying to find replacements at the last minute.
He added that employees who are fit creates a sense of confidence, which allows them to set higher goals and to always strive for excellence and as well encouraging exercise is a good way to promote teamwork which encourages personal growth, increases job satisfaction, and reduces stress during and after work.
On his path, the Media Manager of Africell, John Konteh said as a company they decided to embark on lots of sporting activities like the health and fitness walk, the LELEMU inter-departmental football tournament, the Sports meet and the Africell Freetown marathon as a way to keep their workers fit physically and psychologically which help reduces employees’ stress levels as a good exercise has the phenomenal ability to lessen the amount of stress felt from physical and emotional tensions in life.
John Konteh furthered it is obvious that employees who are not stressed are more focused as they contribute to a much higher level of productivity.
Similarly, John Konteh said that involving in sport helps you stay in shape, teaches you how to organize your time, boosts friendships, and builds relationships with your peers and adults in and outside place.
John Konteh added that as a company they are very passionate about sports as there are lots of empirical evidences of their support to some of these sporting disciplines such as football, volleyball, crickets as the list goes on.
John Konteh continued that the Africell inter-departmental LELEMU tournament will commence on Sunday the 28th May 2023 at the SS camp X-tray Arena and therefore called on their valued subscribers to witness football at its best as they have talented players which have the skills and enthusiasm to play football.
John Konteh concluded by thanking all those that made it humanly possible to attend this epoch-making Africell health and fitness walk initiative.
The Africell health and fitness work was climax with a group photos and merriments in a quest to show gratitude for making this event a success.
Africell is the leading telecommunications company in Sierra Leone that has invested in various sectors in the country such as entertainment, education, health, infrastructure etc. and as well gives local talents the platforms they deserve by bringing them to a wider audience.