Zambeef staff take up the health challenge

By Published On: June 27th, 2017Categories: News

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambeef Products staff joined hundreds of other participants at the 19th Inter-Company Relay (ICR) 2017 in a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle in the work place and community.

“Eating right is a major part of keeping up a healthy lifestyle and so is physical exercise. As a food retailing Company, Zambeef is keen to see our staff and community at large take the time to do both,” said Zambeef Head of Retailing, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager Felix Lupindula.

Mr Lupindula further stated the need to incorporate deliberate initiatives and policies in the workplace and the home that favour healthier cultures as there were several benefits in doing so.

“For the majority of workers who spend more than a third of their at the office or in the field and it is important to incorporate health goals into their work schedules such as carry healthy packed lunch, in the case where an organization does not provide any, or walking whenever possible as a form of exercise in addition to their routines at home,” added Mr Lupindula.

“Taking part in this year’s inter-company relay served to reinforce our standpoint and further engage our audience on the same,” he further noted as he pointed out to the fact that the community in this instance also included Zambeef customers.

The ICR is an initiative by the Zambia Amateur Athletic Association (ZAAA) that seeks to raise funds to develop and promote Athletics in the country, through the Talent Identification Program (TIP), while promoting an Integrated Approach to Health Response and Wellness.

This year’s event which was held under the theme “We Are One”- By Acting Together We Can Win and sought to raise funds to qualify and send athletes to different competitions on the ZAAA Calendar including, the World Cross Country in Kampala, the World U18 Championships in Nairobi and the Senior World Championships in London.

Other activities at the event included testing and screening of various medical conditions, aerobics and tug of war.

The ICR is the country’s largest and most engaging health and wellness-promoting sporting event in the country bringing together participants from both the private and public spheres and across various sectors.

The 42 staff took part in the Relay, Health Walk, as well as the 10km and 21km Individual Races respectively, with Joint Chief Executive Carl Irwin taking part in the CEO’s 100m race as well as the relay. Richard Chama came 5th in the 5km health walk.

About Zambeef Products Plc

Zambeef Products Plc is the largest integrated agribusiness and food processing company in Zambia and one of the largest in the region.

The group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stockfeed and flour. The group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), planting 16,500 hectares in summer and 8,000 hectares in winter. The group is also expanding its West Africa operations in Nigeria and Ghana.

The company slaughters around 70,000 beef cattle, 6.75million chickens and 70,000 pigs per annum, while also processing 16 million litres of milk, producing 150,000 tons of stockfeed, 60 million eggs, 78,000 pairs of shoes and processes 97,500 hides in its tannery per year.
It has 177 retail outlets throughout Zambia and West Africa.

Zambeef employs over 6,000 people with a total of K307 million paid in remuneration and benefits in the last year, and contributed K144m to Government in taxes and duties.

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