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Konrote joins walk

Aqela Susu
Thursday, January 18, 2018

MEMBERS of the Fiji Police Force were told that they were not earning their pay fairly when they were unfit.

President Jioji Konrote, who is Fiji's champion in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), joined senior police officers led by Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho in a morning walk from the Sawani Community Post up to the Colo-i-Suva Community Post in Naitasiri yesterday.

Mr Konrote urged the officers to make wise lifestyle choices.

He said police officers owed it to the nation to be fit and healthy.

"We are one of the few organisations and being members of the disciplined forces who are paid by taxpayers to keep fit and when we are not fit, we are not earning our pay fairly because they put their trust and faith in you and I to maintain peace, law and order," Mr Konrote said.

"Too many police officers, soldiers, naval officers and civil servants are dying young because of the lifestyle choices we make and this can change by adopting healthier lifestyle choices."

He said with this year being an important one for the nation, a lot would be asked of those maintaining law and order in the country.

"I would like to commend the commissioner in maintaining readiness and operational posture," Mr Konrote said.

"People will be looking to us to maintain peace and order with a very important year ahead of us with the election around the corner."

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