By Mickey Kavera – EM TV , Port Moresby
The Papua New Guinea Defence Force is beefing up its fitness level, in light of the upcoming national and international events to be hosted by PNG.
They have partnered with local NGO, Hospital Poroman Foundation, to launch their fitness and medical campaign.
It is part of the commander’s plans to revitalise levels of fitness, within the force.
Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo, noticed a decline in the fitness regime of the force over the years.
Since taking office in 2014, he has made progress making fitness as one of his main objectives.
He said, a fitness policy was developed to guide the force in its endeavours to have physically and medically fit soldiers.
“I must say, fitness level within the force has improved and the force is ready to carry out its mandated duties”.
Hospital Poroman Foundation has been at the forefront of advocating on healthy living.
Founder, Janet Sios, was delighted to have partnered with the force to promote healthy living and to empower soldiers to be health conscious.
She commended the commander for taking a tough stand on fitness to maintain an active workforce.
After completing Murray Barracks, they will proceed with the PNGDF medical team to other military centres in the country.