In a bid to promote healthy living and positive life styles among employees, TNM has launched the Health Week as an annual event aimed at promoting fitness, health diet and mind positivity.
Speaking at Milare in Blantyre where the Health Week was launched with a nature walk and jog along the steep Chikwawa road, Senior Manager (Public Relations) Akossa Mphepo said the week from April 24 to April 28 will be observed with a line up of exciting health activities for employees
“Amongst the activities are health talks and daily work-outs aimed at improving metabolism and muscle balance.
“We are also restricting employees from using elevators at our head office on Livingstone Towers in Blantyre where TNM occupies almost all of the 5 floors of the building. Employees found using the elevators will be fined K500 and all the money collected will go towards charity,” she said.
Mphepo said healthy employees are key in achieving maximum productivity and efficiencies requisite for a company of TNM’s stature.
She added that the health week is complementary to ongoing fitness efforts as the company currently provides employee membership at College of Medicine Sports Complex and Livingstone Fitness Centre Gyms.
“TNM is an integrated mobile network and ICT services provider, and as such it needs to have in its ranks an agile work force that reacts swiftly to the demands of Malawi’s competitive telecoms and ICT sector,” she said.
She noted that some of TNM’s employees such as engineers travel to remote mountainous areas to reach TNM base stations while sales and marketing teams travel long distances to fulfil distribution requirements of the business, which is part of the reason why employees need to keep fit and agile.
The health week will additionally promote harmony and a team spirit amongst employees.