Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu has ordered police officers with big bellies to return to training to lose weight.
Suluhu noted that in order for policemen to be effective at doing their jobs, they should not have big bellies.
Suluhu passed this order during remarks to commemorate the completion of the training of officers in Boma Kichaka Miba, in Tanga.
“As I was inspecting the parade, I noticed those leading the march were veteran officers and among them were big-bellied officers. I have seen big bellies. We are not supposed to have officers with big bellies,” she said.
She stated that the officers with big bellies should get back to the training facility and get fresh training to make them fit.
“They should come back here for training so that they shed them off and be swift again in executing their duties,” she added.
Suluhu’s order came two months after she sacked the country’s Inspector General of Police before dispatching him to Zimbabwe as an envoy.