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Nkandu hails financial sector

GOVERNMENT has hailed banking and financial institutions for promoting life and health lifestyles through promotion of different sport activities for their workers.
Minister of Sport Elvis Nkandu says the government appreciates the huge positive impact that health and active lifestyle and productivity have on the working population.
Speaking at the Bakers Sports Day held at the OYDC Zambia yesterday, Nkandu said the working population mostly spends their time seated in various workstations and this lifestyle has witnessed an increase in the number of people suffering from non-communicable diseases which can be prevented through an active lifestyle.
He said the event resonates well with the government’s policy on sport which seeks to promote the use of sport for health to promote sport for all, without leaving anyone behind.
He said the government will continue to support such activities and initiatives that are providing a platform to contribute to the development of sports and promotion of good health.
“This event resonates well with the government’s national sports policy which seeks to promote the use sport for the health in order to promote sport for all without leaving anyone behind,” Nkandu said.
He said having a skilled and healthy workforce will contribute positively to the country’s economic development.
“Let us therefore embrace this opportunity to unite through sport and ensure that we build a healthy and productive nation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Zambia Institute of Banking and Finance Services president Moses Shuko noted the need for the financial sector to work together through sports to continue to promote an active healthy lifestyle as a basis for effective and sustainable wealth creation.
Shuko said good health through an active and healthy lifestyle is key to copping with work related stress and fighting non-communicable diseases.
And Bankers Association of Zambia chairperson, Mizinga Melu has hailed the government for aiming to turn Zambia into the most physically active nation in Africa through its sports policy.


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