Concerned over how wealth can destroythe health of people at least one government Minister has encouraged healthy lifestyles. He is State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah.
Mr Micah has invited a world leader in research on Diabetes Dr Gabriel Cousens to talk aboutthe sickness and how it can be prevented.
Dr Cousens and his wife are inthe country atthe invite of Minister Micah.
As minister responsible for the development of many major projects and investments inthe country, he does not want to see money leading people into living unhealthy lifestyles.
He is also concerned that so much resource and attention has been diverted to ther health programs while many people die silently from diabetes.
Dr Cousens has travelledthe world talking about diabetes and saysthe only way to ether prevent or reverse this disease is to go back tothe natural ways.
Former Member for AnglimpSouth Waghi Jamie Maxtone Graham thanked Minister Micah for recognisingthe importance of living healthy lifestyle and askedthe government to take measures to build a healthy population.
Dr Cousens will be here till Sunday and is scheduled to give a public lecture atthe Sir John Guise Stadium this Friday.
The Minister is also hosting a dinner tonight atthe State Function Room for allthe heads of state owned entities and government ministers to listen to Dr Cousens.
Ruth Rungula, National EMTV news