Accra, Ghana//-Professor Robert E. Hinson, recently ranked Africa’s leading Marketing Scholar has co-hosted the eighth Health for Wealth Walk (H4W) with the Managing Director of the Ignite Media Group, Kayode Akintemi.
The walk was held on Saturday, 20 November, 2021 and started and ended at the University of Ghana Business School.
Subsequent editions will be held not only in Ghana, but other parts of the Africa and the wider world. The 8th H4W attracted students from the MSc. International Business and MA Marketing Strategy programmes of the University of Ghana Business School with these Masters students working in companies like Nestle and the Multimedia Group
The Special Guest of Honour was the Ignite Media Group Managing Director, Kayode Akintemi, who shared tips on bodybuilding and maintaining a healthy weight.
He interacted with the students and shared some ideas on the conduct of business in other parts of the Africa and the UK.
Along the walk, Prof Hinson introduced Mr Akintemi to some other colleague MDs in the financial services sector who were also on the University of Ghana campus to exercise. The 9th Health for Wealth Walk will be held in December 2021.
Research from parts of the global north suggests that income growth not only correlates to life expectancy increases, but also to a decrease in the risk of chronic illness and an increase in access to resources that promote longevity and health.
In Ghana though, it would seem that whiles increased educational levels should lead to better professional opportunities and income growth, there still seems to be a rising incidence of non-communicable diseases amongst the educated in Ghana.
It would seem that the educated should have the best capabilities to eat right and exercise appropriately, but rising NCD levels amongst the educated in Ghana, would suggest otherwise.
In the light of this public health menace, Prof Hinson introduced the H4W wealth walks which have attracted participants from several local and international blue chip companies.
The walks started in earnest when Prof Hinson started as Head of Department in August 2018 and attracted students and alumni of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Past walk participants have come from the BA and BSc Administration (Marketing Option) programmes of the Department, MBA, MPhil Marketing, Weekend MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, MSc. International Business and MA Marketing Strategy streams, to name a few.
The H4W walks have represented great times of bonding and networking for students, staff and alumni of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the University of Ghana at large.
African Eye Report