The Director of Botswana Police Service (BPS) Gender and Child Protection Branch (GCP), Senior Assistant Commissioner Goitseone Ngono has urged police officers to prioritize their health by doing regular check-ups and make necessary changes to their lifestyles.
Ms Ngono was speaking at the Men’s Health Awareness Day commemoration organised by the Special Support Group in collaboration with Gender and Child Protection Branch on Thursday (10/11/2022) in Gaborone.
She said that the wellness day is a critical event as it promotes health screenings in order to get information about men’s health and act on it accordingly for the betterment of their well-being.
Ms Ngono also stated that the day serves as a forum for sharing information and a team building strategy for the employees.
The Director also called on the participants to position themselves to deliver the organisation’s mandate by taking responsibility of their health and make smart health choices for now and the future. She said that the month of November is all about men’s health therefore it is about time to change and re-programme their mindsets.
Ms Ngono further said healthy living reduces absenteeism and enhances work performance and in return lowering health care costs. The Director further stated that without a healthy work force, a safe and secure nation becomes a far-fetched dream. She concluded by encouraging participants to continue wage war against COVID -19 pandemic as it is still a national security threat.
The commemoration, which started with a walk from Notwane grounds to SSG camp was attended by police officers, health providers and different social clubs.