The remarks were made in Blantyre when the group organised a get together which tackled a variety of topics including skills development and healthy living.
Clarence Chitera, chairperson for the grouping said that AMO’s slogan “Men of courage” speaks volumes of the expectations and responsibility placed on male folk by the family, church and society at large. As such, AMO needs healthy men who can think rationally and contribute positively to the development of their families and community at large.
“The mission of AMO is not just singing but also reaching out to the community through various initiatives such as preaching and sharing with the needy in prisons and hospitals.
“For that to be realised the health of AMO’s members come into play hence today we have pooled together various specialists to share with the organisation tips for optimum health,” said Chitera.
Lunch being served to Naizi AMO members
Former DPP legislator for Blantyre Bangwe Constituency, Davie Kadzinja, who is also a clinician, shared some tips on common ailments affecting men at various stages of their lives.
“It is not advisable to abuse over the counter drugs. There are other conditions affecting men that can be solved by just eating a healthy diet. Nature has provided us with a bounty of foods that if taken routinely can wipe out some diseases and enhance overall well being,’’ said Kadzinja.
One of the veteran leaders for the organisation, Thomas Limani Gambatuka encouraged the men to get into the habit of doing some physical exercises.
“There are a number of exercises that men can engage in for their personal good health. For starters brisk walking is even very helpful then you can do some short distance running, playing football and trying weight lifting depending on one’s age,’’ said Gambatuka.
Abiding by Government’s safety measures on Coronavirus, there were several stations of water dispensers with disinfectants for hand washing.
Wash hands with soap and water in the wake of Coronavirus
During the deliberations some members were ushered into office. Lawson Nakoma former manager of Blantyre United chairs the welfare committee while Ben Navicha a well known social commentator heads the discipline committee.
AMO is a department within the Seventh Day Adventist Church that is concerned with the nurturing of men for the service to God, family and community.