MYSC Minister Rakgare hosts Fitness Day to promote health

Botswana: Botswana Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Minister Tumiso Rakgare hosted a sports event in the National Stadium on Sunday in order to promote Fitness in the country. 

MYSC Minister Rakgare hosts Fitness Day to promote health
MYSC Minister Rakgare hosts Fitness Day to promote health Image Credit: Facebook

Botswana: Botswana Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Minister Tumiso Rakgare hosted a sports event in the National Stadium on Sunday in order to promote Fitness in the country. 

Tumiso Rakgare graced the Lucara Botswana Netball League games at Botswana Netball Association (BONA) Courts and Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) Track and Fields Series 2024.

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Moreover, the Minister was among the spectators who watched the ladies’ BDF Cats and Police game. The Police defeated the BDF Cats by 44-40, which means the Police topped the first round of the league. 

Other results for the day: 

  • Jwaneng 65-38 Notwane, 
  • Vipers 43-33 UB Crystals, 
  • Jaspers 47-34 Prisons. 

As per the reports, the second round of the league will begin in March.

Minister Rakgare also attended and showed support to the Fields and Track competitions, which are qualifiers for the upcoming 2024 Calendar of events such as the Africa Championship All Africa games, which will take place in March, the Africa Senior Championship in June, the Olympics in August and the World Relay in May. 

The track and field event attracted athletes from 25 athletic clubs as well as athletes from Zimbabwe.

This event was organized to promote Fitness in the country and fight non-communicable diseases. The MYSC Ministry organized a fun and engaging session in the local stadium to encourage the public to get fit and active. 

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Southern District Coordinator Moeti Godisamang mentioned that Fitness does not require a budget; therefore advised all to optimallFitnessze the stadium and take part in Fitness, seeing the government’s efforts in improving recreational iFitnessucture around the country. 

Furthermore, Godisamang added that community outdoor gyms were also initiated in order to motivate Batswana to chase their fitness goals and live healthy lives to foster productivity, especially in the workplace. 

Moreover, the Ministry and community indulged in aerobics, netball, football, sack race, relays, as well as traditional games Koi and malihini led by Instructor Khumoetsile Ngope of Twins Gym in Moshupa. 

District Health Management Team, Demalite Foundation, Eyelight Optometrist, BOCAIP, Dreams Botswana, and District AIDS Committee were in attendance to share more on their services and provide awareness on issues like HIV/AIDS and other health-related issues that continue to be a concern in our communities.