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Parliamentary Service Launches Health and Well-Being Programme

Parliamentary Service today officially launched its health and well-being programme at 7am this morning.

Under the theme “Walk, Work, Pray and Play” parliamentary staff under the leadership of the Clerk of Parliament Robert Tapi and Corporate Service Director Ignatius Hamal, met in Buka Town as early as 6am.

After thanking the staff for turning up for the programme, Mr. Tapi then officially launched the health and well – being programme and led parliamentary service staff to walk and collect rubbish within Buka Town and all the way up to the Parliament House in Kubu.

This programme is the first of its kind to be introduced and implemented by Parliamentary Service.

“Our stakeholders are Bank South Pacific (BSP) Buka Town Urban Council, Buka Business Association (BBA) and the ABG Health Department. This programme aims to improve the health and well-being of staff and promote cleanliness within Buka Town, the offices and in the homes as well,” Mr Tapi said.

At the end of the walk from Buka Town to Parliament House, Mr. Tapi thanked the staff for participating in the programme. He also challenged other departments within the Bougainville Public Service to take part in this health and well-being programme.

This health and well – being programme will continue and is scheduled to take place once every month.

“We invite other departments to join us next month and the coming months in our next “Walk, Work, Pray and Play” health and well-being programme,” Tapi encouraged.

Mr Tapi thanked the ABG Department of Health for supplying masks, sanitizers and gloves for this health and well-being programme and the Buka Town Urban Council for assisting with the dump truck.

He also thanked the Minister for Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation and Member for Hagogohe Constituency Hon Robert Hamal Sawa for taking part in the inaugural launch of the health and well-being programme this morning.

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