National Capital District Governor Honourable Powes Parkop this morning (Sunday, July 29) challenged city dwellers to choose positive changes that they also want their city to become.
And that, he emphasised that participating in one such driver of change-the Walk and Yoga for Life-every Sunday morning is for oneself to achieve positive health outcomes and not to impress other people including him as the governor.
Commending the participants for yet another huge turnout this morning, Mr Parkop said they braved their slumber to wake up as early as 5-o’clcok in the morning in itself was a testimony that they have made real progress for that change.
The notable presence of Housing and Urbanisation Minister John Kaupa and World Boxing Champions Thomas Kagili and Lee Henry Garap graced event.
When everybody realises that it is for their own health, wellness and fitness, it will successfully achieve goals with passion for greater good, he said.
He stated that if it was not done sincerely or to please somebody, they would fail its sustainability.
Governor Parkop exemplified that he started participating in the walk and in other initiatives for his own good so he achieved the changes that he envisaged the city to be.
He added it has been his on-going commitment.
Mr Parkop extended the same message to Yumi Clean-up volunteers, urging them to have a mentality that they have already fed up with living in the city which was ridden by crime, graffiti, litter, betelnut spittle, plastic pollution and violence.
Parkop also applauded the volunteers for cleaning major parts of the city so that everyone adopts to live high quality of life in a peaceful, clean, safe, liveable, active and smart city.
According to him, change starts with individuals and then it spills over effect onto their family, community, city and the country as a whole.
“For myself, I have achieved more. I want to leave a better legacy. I choose to be the change I want the city to be.
“This is the equation I want you to understand. This is the journey I have been leading. We will achieve greater and better future if you join me in this pathway. You have the potential. I am only helping you to see yourself as an agent of change,” he said.