PLP/PM’s Health Walk set for Saturday in Constituency No. 7
From PLP PR Media Inc.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Health-conscious walk enthusiasts are being reminded that the latest edition of the Peoples Labour Party/Prime Minister’s Health Walk will be held Saturday, April 28.
According to Peoples Labour Party (PLP) National Secretary Myrtilla Williams, the walk will be held in Constituency No. 7. The usual route takes the walkers along the Island Main Road from the bus stop at Belle Vue through the various picturesque Constituency No. 7 villages of Tabernacle, Mansion, Christchurch, Bourryeau, Lodge and Lodge Project, and ends at Ottley’s hard courts.
“The walk starts at 5 a.m. on Saturday, and, as usual, we are preparing to host a large turnout as has been the case in the past,” said Williams. “We have been encouraged by the large number of people who turn out for the health walks to support our prime minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, who is taking seriously the fight against the scourge of NCDs in a practical way.”
Prime Minister Harris, who is also CARICOM’s lead spokesperson on human resources, health and HIV matters, has been taking the matter of healthy lifestyles seriously and has shown it by the example of having started monthly health walks in his constituency more than 10 years ago. The event was known as the Dr. Harris Constituency No. 7 Health Walk.
With more walkers turning out from outside Constituency No. 7, the health walk was rebranded last year to give it a national outlook and was renamed the Peoples Labour Party/Prime Minister’s Health Walk.
“Indeed, for the first time, last year we had the health walks held outside Constituency No. 7,” observed Williams, “A healthy light breakfast will be served at the end of the walk at the Ottley’s Hard Court. Get your walking shoes ready!”