‘If you are fit and healthy, you’ll do anything’

Efforts to make Port Moresby a safe city, has become more than vibrant.

The MINTT colour walk today was another initiative to promote the safe and healthy city concept in the nation’s capital.

The launch of the MINTT 4G smartphone was incorporated with Sunday Walk for Life. A shorter version of course.

It started at 7am from the Hubert Murray stadium, down past the harbour city, following the ring road and back to the stadium.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop was impressed with the turnout.

“I’m very pleased with the massive turnout. Our people responded well. We didn’t do a lot of publicity but the community walking with me for the past years, have their networks and mobilized people,” said Parkop.

Families and friends joined hands to walk in colour and participate in this community event.

“Most important thing is we are here for our health, fitness and wellness on the part of our active city program, making our city healthy, safe and clean.”

He said, the event today was a big plus to the effort.

“We are changing the city in a lot of ways – physically, economically the population is increasing…we must also lift our people.”

Even the Member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko joined in on the walk today.

Governor Parkop acknowledged his participation. He also stressed that PNG should move past the days of curative health care to preventive health care.

“Big message is, if you are fit and healthy, you’ll do anything.”

Gloria Bauai