Known for her commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle among employees, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, last week led a team of employees to cycle to work in an effort to highlight the importance of physical exercise to the overall wellbeing.
The move forms part of a Vodafone group-wide campaign dubbed ‘Global Wellbeing Month’.
This is the second time Yolanda has led the team to cycle from Cantonments, through the Aviation Social Centre to the Vodafone head office at Airport city in Accra
Speaking after the exercise, Yolanda Cuba, said the value Vodafone places on employee health, safety and wellbeing cannot be overemphasized.
“We have made great strides in ensuring a healthy and a safe workplace for employees, contractors and the general public within our jurisdiction.”
The great work accomplished in the health and safety sphere has culminated in our celebration of 4 years without any fatal incident. We reckon that lifestyle choices affect individual’s health and wellbeing and this is why we are working hard to facilitate the health and wellbeing of employees” she said.
Yolanda Cuba explained that Vodafone dedicated 16th October to 17th November to promote the wellbeing of employees across the company, adding that ‘while we do this we compete amongst other OpCos in a ‘Global Wellbeing Challenge’.
She further stated that Vodafone Ghana has won the ‘Global Wellbeing Challenge” for the past two years. We want to be the first again for the third consecutive time while the wellbeing of our employees continues to improve”.
The one-month campaign had various activities including aerobic session every Friday to keep employees active and fit; a Business Fusion session - a day of games and team bonding - to entrench the spirit of good health and exercises amongst employees; biggest weight loser competition throughout the month to help employees lose weight and improve their health; and a healthy lifestyle awareness to encourage and promote healthy eating.