Judicial Officers countrywide have been asked to include physical exercises on their weekly schedule to be able to live healthier and longer lives.
The call was made by Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary for the Judiciary at the launch the Health Run program at the Kampala High Court.
The run, he said will not only help the officers in fighting non communicable diseases but improve on team work in the judiciary.
“Through such activities other staff members will be able to rub shoulders with top officials in the judiciary like judges and other well-guarded officials, ” he said.
Bigirimana further applauded the judicial staff for their positive response towards this new exercise.
Principal Judge, Yorokamu Bamwiine welcomed this program which he said will give an opportunity for officers time off their busy schedule to work out.
“There has been no leisure time for judicial officers since they have been spending their time in court, some don’t go to church because they are writing judgements which leaves them with no time to socialize”
Bamwine also assured all participants that they will be secure throughout the exercise with security from various security agencies working with the judiciary
On Friday, the judiciary hosted the Ministry of Gender staff who have been holding the Health run for a long period of time
At the same event the Gender team bid farewell to their Team Captain Mr Pius Bigirimana with an award appreciating him for successfully leading them.
Every Friday evening after work all willing judicial staff who include judges, magistrates, registrars and support staff will be participating in a health run starting from the High Court to Nakasero hill and back.
Some of the judiciary and Ministry of Gender staff participating in aerobics at High court Kampala on Friday evening.