The Minister for Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has launched the “Walk with Lexis” programme geared at creating a platform for Ghanaians to walk and exercise.
“Walk with Lexi” is a monthly fitness event powered by the Multimedia Group owners of Joy FM and is aimed at giving Ghanaians workers, especially, an opportunity to exercise and stay healthy.
The maiden edition slated for Saturday will afford participants an opportunity to briskly in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
According to the organizers, Saturday’s walk will start from Ayi Mensah toll booth near Adenta and walk all the way to the Aburi Garden where they will engage in other forms of activities.
Launching the event yesterday, Nii Lante Vanderpuye lamented the fact that Ghanaians have relegated the importance of physical exercise to the background and in the process increased the budget on health.
He commended the managements of Joy FM, Toyota Ghana, Puma and its partners for coming up with the initiative which he believes has come at an opportune time.
Initiator of the event, Louis Kwame Sakyiamah said the event will be a monthly affair.
Dr. Kow Entsua-Mensah from the National Cardiothoracic Centre charged Ghanaians to take control of their health by engaging in physical activities such as brisk walking.