More than 1000 participate in PNGDF walk

Papua New Guinea Defence Force headquarters staff and soldiers participated this morning in the final Commander Defence Force Walk.

More than a thousand men and women in the force, NCDC Governor Powes Parkop, including the Australian Defence Force, Navy, the NCD Yobatics team and some city residents, took part in the walk, which started at 3am.

The walk covered 16 kilometres. It started from Murray Barracks headquarters to Boroko, Five-Mile roundabout to Courts then to the Poreporena Freeway to downtown, Ela Beach, Koki, up the Two-Mile hill and back to PNGDF headquarters.

The PNGDF final walk concludes the physical training activities of the year 2016.

PNGDF Commander, Brigadier-General Gilbert Toropo, says he was impressed with the turnout, even though the force has always done morning walks on the last Friday of every month.

“Besides that, this morning’s walk was interesting as we had a good number of people from all division of the force as well as the ADF and the Governor and the city residents.”

Speaking on healthy lifestyle and living, Governor Parkop stressed on the importance of eating healthy and exercising daily.

“The well-being and health of our future generation is in our own hands. We are responsible for what will come in the future.”

Annette Kora