KCM launches employee wellness programme
August 31, 2015
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has launched a programme called Stepathlon to promote fitness and healthy living across the company.
Zambia’s Sport and youth deputy minister Ronald Chitotela and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Chief Executive Officer Steven Din flagged-off the first walk at the KCM Nchanga Golf Club in Chingola on Saturday, 29th August 2015.
Stepathlon is a 100-day programme in which enlisted employees and contractors will be challenged to walk 10,000 steps each day to promote fitness and healthy living in the work place.
Mr Chitotela extolled KCM for promoting the government’s vision of a healthy population through Stepathlon.
“This is a remarkable programme, which is in line with the ministry of sport’s vision to ensure we promote healthy living through various sports. I applaud KCM for this wonderful initiative,” Mr Chitotela said.
Around 200 employees and another 100 invited guests took part in the first walk. Over 3,200 employees and contractors have enlisted to participate in Stepathlon. The Stepathlon is being promoted across Vedanta Group of companies.
Mr Din told employees that the company would continue to promote programme that enhance healthy living and deepens a culture of unity.
Mr Din said a healthy workforce was a important to support higher production and productivity.