The Zogbeli JHS A HCA Club last has organized a 10-kilometre health walk through some principal streets of Tamale as part of activities marking their road safety campaign.
The health walk, which attracted more than 300 students and staff, begun from the school campus through to the Abedi Pele round about, through Magazine road, to Lamashegu road, to Zo-simli round about, to Tamale west hospital and climaxed the walk at the school football field with an energetic aerobics session and fun games.
It brought together about 5 clubs within the school to foster unity and promote socialization. The general theme for the walk is: “Walking to kick out road accidents in the Tamale metropolis.’’
Abdul Rahman Humaida, President of the HCA Club in the school, in an interview with sportsmrnews.com, said the health walk was to sensitize people about road safety and to promote physical exercise to improve their fitness and strength to enhance their wellbeing.
The walk saw students singing road safety songs and sharing road safety flyers to people.
Mr Imoro Mubarak, the club patron said the club had, over the years, supported the campaign for road safety in Ghana, citing the recent visit to several lorry stations and radio programs on Suhupieli FM to sensitive people about road safety as key to promoting road safety.
“So even if you look at it in totality the multiplier effect of some of the things the club has done had been tremendous for the reduction of road accidents in Ghana.’’
The students engaged in games such as football, volleyball, sack race, and lime and spoon and those who performed excellently were presented with awards.
Healthy Cities for Adolescents (HCA) Project-Ghana is a youth-oriented project being implemented in Tamale by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana with partners, including the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to positively impact the health, nutrition, education, economic and reproductive health needs of adolescents.
It is supported by Fondation Botnar. Some of the useful lessons learnt in Tamale will be implemented in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.