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Countdown to inaugural Walkie-Talkie has begun


The countdown to the much awaited inaugural Batho Pele Walkie-Talkie aimed at promoting health and wellness in the workplace has begun.

The Batho Pele Walkie-Talkie inaugural walk for public servants will be held in Mbombela, Mpumalanga on Friday, September 30, 2022.

The purpose of both the 5km and 10km walk is to engage frontline employees on service delivery improvement matters whilst involving them in healthy outdoor initiatives.

The Walkie-Talkie seeks to encourage public servants to live healthy lifestyles and engage in activities that will improve their wellness physically, mentally, and emotionally, for them to better serve South Africans.

The walk will also afford public servants a platform to contribute to activities aimed at relieving social distress in disadvantaged communities through donations from their own pockets and participating in voluntary activities.

This will include public servants throughout the country donating non-perishable foods and sanitary towels through this initiative as part of Batho Pele-Putting People First.

The Batho Pele Walkie-Talkie is part of the 2022 Integrated Public Service Month (IPSM) programme that is being held under the theme: “Batho Pele Revitalization – walking the talk”.

The IPSM is a national annual commemoration programme focusing on the public service machinery and how it discharges its Constitutional responsibility to deliver services to the citizens.

Public Service Month is also aimed at giving recognition to diligent public servants as well as committing to upholding the values and principles of public administration.

The Batho Pele Walkie-Talkie will be hosted by the DPSA in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Provincial government and the Government Employees Medical Aid Scheme (GEMS).