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Politicians, Musicians, others join JAK Foundation to keep fit

EXCELLENCE IN Broadcasting (EIB)Network, in collaboration the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, embarked on a health walk as part of activities to raise an endowment fund of GH¢80 million to sustain the foundation’s programme.

Participants that took part in the exercise were politicians, radio/television personalities, sports personalities, musicians, actors and a number of keep fit groups.

Amongst these personalities were Bola Ray, Prof Kwesi Yankah, Akuma Mama Zimbi, Afriyie Acquah, Ayitey Powers, Stephen Appiah, Kwesi Appiah, Okyeame Kwame, and Prince David Osei.

The walk started from the Aviation Social Centre at 6 a.m. through the Airport streets to the residence of the former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, and followed the same route back to the Aviation Social Center.

Former President Kufuor thanked all participants for taking part in the health walk to help raise funds for his foundation.

He said good health could be achieved by adopting the right behaviours’ and also by developing a positive approach and therefore urged all to work towards living healthy lifestyles.

Funds raised from the campaign would be used to run the foundation’s programmes – including the Kufuor Scholars Programme, Kufuor Young Entrepreneurs Network, Annual Lecture Series on Governance and Development, the Kufuor Elections Observers Group, and the Kufuor Prize for Best Community Leadership.

The year-long fundraising campaign on the theme ‘80 for 80’ was launched to coincide with the 80th birthday of former president, who shares the vision of peaceful, well-governed and economically sustainable societies across Africa.

The Foundation is an independent and nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of Ghana and Africa’s development. It is inspired by the founder’s passion for practical and sustainable development and aims at advancing effective leadership, good governance and socioeconomic development.

Source: www.dailyheritage.com.gh

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