President renews call on healthy lifestyle
September 14, 2018 4:41 am
President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, has renewed his call for all Fijians to live a healthy lifestyle to be more productive.
As Fiji’s Lead Advocate and Champion in the national campaign to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases, Major General Konrote urged Fijians especially the leaders to lead by example.
NCDs continue to account for about 80 percent of deaths for Fijians below the age of 70.
The President’s renewed call for a healthy and productive nation followed the signing today of an agreement between the government and China, to build a health and wellness centre at the State House compound in Suva.
Director-General of China’s Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, Liu Baochun is part of a 19-member Delegation which is visiting Fiji to help strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
The MOU for the health and wellness centre is among a few others that the delegation is signing during its visit.
This includes an MOU on the construction of a sports stadium at Valelevu, and the handing over of the newly redeveloped Suva Civic Centre building to the City Council.