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Lesotho celebrates World Walking Day

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Leemisa Thuseho

LESOTHO today joins other countries in celebrating The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) World Walking Day.

TAFISA is an international non-profit sport for all organisation which aims “to bring joy, health, social interaction and development to communities and citizens around the globe through promotion of sport for all and physical activity”.

The World Walking Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of October annually with people throughout the world coming together to walk towards living a healthier life as well as participating in different sporting activities.

Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) public relations officer, Jobo Pulumo, said the main event will be held in Ha-Abia, Maseru while others will be held across the country. Lesotho is joining the commemorations for the first time this year, he said.

“The world will be celebrating the TAFISA World Walking Day on Sunday (today) and new member, Lesotho, will not be left out,” Pulumo said.

“Everyone is welcome to participate from their respective locations across the country as individuals, families and communities but the main event will be at Khubelu, Ha-Abia in Maseru.

“There will be a walk and some sporting activities prepared by the community.”

On her part, TAFISA Sports For All Movement coordinator in Lesotho, ‘Malitsietsi Zwakala, said Lesotho will participate in the commemorations this year after being endorsed as a full member in June.

“With this event, we are officially launching the TAFISA movement in Lesotho. We had the pilot event in 2020 but then we were not yet full members.

“After the launch, we will then be able to go to the district councils across the country and form some clubs that we will be task with organising activities throughout the year starting in 2023,” Zwakala said.