Mauritius: The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, urged all public officers to maintain a physically active lifestyle so that they enjoy good health, which in turn will enable them to have a better performance in their activities.
He was speaking this morning at the Civil Service Kermesse, which is being held at the Gymkhana Grounds in Vacoas. The Prime Minister also visited some of the 75 stalls set up by different Ministries as well as the Kid’s corner.
The Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms, Mr Teeruthraj Hurdoyal, along with several eminent personalities, were also present for the 28th edition of the Civil Kermesse organised by the Public Officers’ Welfare Council (POWC).
In his address on occasion, Prime Minister Jugnauth emphasised the need to make time for leisure activities along with engaging in regular sports activities. He encouraged public officers to avail themselves of the facilities being offered at the Fitness Center set up for them.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed the resolve of the Government to encourage the population to adopt a sports culture by providing them with all the necessary amenities while recalling that sports complexes and health tracks are being set up across the country.
Furthermore, Mr Jugnauth expressed gratitude to all public officers who contributed to helping the country face the still ongoing challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our economic recovery is on track, and we should all, across the public and private sectors, ramp up our efforts to cope with new challenges ahead, pointed out the Prime Minister.
As for Minister Hurdoyal, he underpinned the contribution of public officers in ensuring the progress of the country and pledged continued efforts to enhance their welfare, cater for their security, and continue training and transformation in order to provide better services.
He dwelt on the several projects undertaken by his Ministry in line with public sector reforms and transformation agenda, including the implementation of the EHR in various Governmental agencies as well as the training of some 15 000 public officers for this financial year.
The Minister also highlighted that the activities organised by the POWC, such as the Virtual Song Competition, provide a platform to showcase the hidden talents of public officers. He lauded the hard work and motivation of all public officers and encouraged them to back up the Government’s efforts to spearhead the transformation of the public sector.