Hundreds of patrons at the 2018 edition of AshantiFest in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi have benefited from a free medical screening.
The event, which is organized annually by Telecom giant MTN, is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle of individuals.
The company has lined up activities within the month of May to celebrate the annual festival with subscribers, stakeholders and other individuals who contribute to its growth.
Some of the activities for this year’s event include; Music festival program for customers, data activation programs, celebration of the Birthday of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Health and Fitness Walk as well as free medical screening.
Speaking to journalists after a health walk with hundreds of residents in Kumasi, Head of Technical Services-MTN Northern Business District, Charles Osei Akoto said was concerned about the health of the citizens who are the active labour force of the country.
He said the medical personnel who have been engaged to provide the screening for the residents have also sensitized them on how they can take good care of themselves to stay healthy.
He indicated that “participants also benefited from Hepatitis B screening, checking of sugar level and education on dieting”.
Mr Osei Akoto explained that residents in the Ashanti Region were embracing the annual event as he disclosed that the number of patrons for the 2018 edition was more than the previous years.
He mentioned that the 2018 edition was unique in the sense that the company had also engaged a dietician to educate participants on how to manage their diet.
Ashanti Fest is one of the several regional festivals designed by MTN across the country to acknowledge and promote the rich culture of the communities in which we operate. It is held in appreciation of the continuous support of the region to the growth of the MTN.
Other MTN initiated regional festivals include Koftownfest (Eastern Region) Suncity fest (Brong Ahafo Region), Oil City fest (Western Region) and Savanna fest (for the three Northern Regions).
By: Hafiz Tijani/Citinewsroom.com/Ghana