PUBLISHED — 21st, May 2024

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has inaugurated its physical exercise program aimed at promoting health and wellness among its staff. This initiative marks a significant step in enhancing employee well-being and productivity.

The launch event, held on Tuesday evening, saw enthusiastic participation from KCCA employees across various departments.

KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka officially launched the initiative, emphasizing its importance by stating, "Health is wealth, and health is first. We are targeting everybody to be part of this exercise."

Kisaka revealed that the exercise program is part of government’s broader strategy to promote healthy living and improve the overall quality of life for its employees.

“We are committed to creating a supportive and health-conscious work environment, to pave the way for a healthier and more productive workforce,” Kisaka said.

The ED appealed to the staff to embrace physical exercise and other lifestyle adjustments to reduce the risk of preventable diseases.

This initiative aligns with a government directive issued to all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) to implement weekly physical exercise sessions for their staff to combat the rising burden of lifestyle diseases.

This directive was detailed in a March 13 letter from Lucy Nakyobe, the head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, addressed to Permanent Secretaries and Executive Directors.

Grace Akullo, the Director of Administration and Human Resource, highlighted that the program is designed to foster a culture of physical activity among KCCA staff.

"A healthy lifestyle is crucial for both personal and professional success," Akullo remarked.

She also expressed gratitude to the instructors who will be leading the exercises, ensuring employees receive proper guidance and support.

Akullo underscored the significance of this initiative, noting, "This is one of the visions that the head of public service has for the whole country, and we have started in high gear."

As the program kicks off, KCCA staff are optimistic about the positive impact it will have on their health and work performance.


Geofrey Mutegeki Araali

Communication and Media Relations Officer

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