CBS Embarks on Anniversary Health Walk

The Campus Broadcasting Services Centre (CBS) has embarked on health walk to mark the beginning of activities for its one year anniversary celebration. CBS officially began operation in its permanent building behind Valco Hall on Monday, 21st November, 2016 after operating as ATL FM within Atlantic Hall for over 20 years. Presenters and other staff members of CBS as well as the University Community and the general public joined the health walk  amidst brass band and music from sound system from the Main Administration through Science and finally ended at the CBS Complex.  Participants including some members of  the Cape Coast Stadium Keep Fit Club, Kokoado Fun Club, Senior Staff Association (SSA), UCC and Teachers and Education Workers (TEWU), UCC were taken through vigorous aerobic session after the walk.  As part of the programme, health workers from Baiden Ghartey Hospital conducted free medical screening for the participants. Sharing some health titbits with participants after the walk, a Medical Officer at the UCC Health Services, Dr.  Ignatius Hudu Sirikyi, underscored the importance of health and urged the participants to regularly exercise in order to keep themselves healthy. He said regular exercise would help to reduce stress, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body.  “Exercise is good but when you do it in a group, there is what we call social effect of being with people, meeting with them and making friendship and that alone is enough to help you to be able to handle some situations in your life,” he added. On behalf of management of CBS, the Deputy Station Manager, Daniel Opoku, thanked participants for taking part in the health walk. He said other activities for the weeklong celebration included donation to orphanage on Monday and a lecture on the theme “Maintaining Professional Standards in Journalism, the Role of the Journalist” on Tuesday, 21st November, 2017.