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Uganda Picks Leaf From Rwanda’s Fitness Campaign


Uganda Picks Leaf From Rwanda’s Fitness Campaign

Ugandans living in Kampala city have walked out of their houses this morning wearing sports gear of different brands to engage in fitness exercising for a health living.

However, a heavily guarded President Yoweri Museveni turned up with a herding stick and casual white long sleeved shirt and khaki pants.

He didn’t not look ready for any serious fitness workout with other Ugandans assembled at Kololo airstrip; but could likely be walking around the venue to keep fit.

The day is referred to as National Day of Physical Activity.

One of the billboards carrys a message; “Engaging in sports activity shall heel you healthy. Our president does. So should you”.

Meanwhile, Rwanda has what is called the Kigali Car Free Day, which has become a monthly event in the city.

Every first Sunday of the month is designated for city residents. They leave their cars home and walk or jog to another venue to collectively engage in sports, meet their neighbours whilst they protect the environment because of reduced car emissions.

Kigali Car Free Day starts at 7am and ends at 12pm.

During the car free day, alternative routes are designated to allow other car users to continue with their activities.

President Paul Kagame regularly attends the event. He walks and jogs alongside city dwellers on the street.

Every Car Free Day has a theme. Themes vary from encouraging health living or conservation of environment to donating blood and check up for diseases.

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