Scores of public servants and community members across the province will this week on Wednesday join the world in celebrating Move for Health Day.
Bokone Bophirima provincial government, Brian Setswambung said the international event aimed at promoting physical activities, healthy and diet.
“Move for Health Day was launched in 2002 by the World Health Organisation and is celebrated annually. This week’s Move for Health Day activities will coincide with the beginning of the monthly provincial Setsokotsane 10-by-10 Campaign.
“This will include amongst others, the promotion of healthy living and raising awareness on obesity,” Setswambung said.
He added that they are working in collaboration with the provincial departments of Health, Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs as well as Education and Sport Development in coordinating the celebration of the Provincial Move for Health Day.
“The participation will involve more than 4000 government employees and members of the public. The provincial government has declared this day an official public service sport and recreation day, this in line with the provincial government’s policy on Employee Health and Wellness and the overarching National Development Plan 2030, which has put health high on its priority list,” he said.
Setswambung said that the day also aims to generate public awareness on the benefits of physical activities in the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
He further said physical activities targeted for the day will include fun walk, fun run, aerobics and recreational games.
“Exhibitions aimed at promoting good nutrition and the benefit of physical activities will also be on display. Activities across the province will start at 06h30,” he said.
The event will unfold as follows:
Provincial Offices event : Starts at Mmabatho Stadium and end at
Mahikeng Botanical Gardens
Ngaka Modiri Molema : Zeerust Military Base
Bojanala Platinum : Olympia Park Stadium
Dr Kenneth Kaunda : Brazil Stadium in Matlosana
Ikageng Stadium in Potchefstroom
Lossie Sports ground in Ventersdop
Maquassi Hills Ext 10
Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati : Vryburg Show Ground,
Ganyesa Community Hall,