The government in Thailand is undertaking perhaps, a novel step in getting its overweight law officers into shape by forcing them to enrol at police exercise camps where they would have to work away the fat.
From photos available to YEN.com.gh police officers considered overweight and sent to the camp have had their heads cleanly shaven. The all-man contingent have also stripped away clothing except for their khaki trousers.
The men exposed their bellies, perhaps to show the vulnerability for which they were consigned.
According to Odditycentral.com, the men are also reportedly handed individual ID cards where their weight before and after the programme is recorded to track their progress.
Reportedly, the photos first surfaced on Facebook and unsurprisingly, it created a buzz.
“It’s good you’re losing some. I always see cops chugging beer while patrolling. How are you supposed to catch criminals like that?”, one Facebook user is said to have written.
The weight loss programme, a two-week adventure, has seen some success apparently.
Police stations in Thailand have begun sending their fattest officers to the Central Police Training Center in the city of Pak Chong, to take part in the intense physical activity designed to adjust the size of their bellies.
The programme is designed in such a way that each station will periodically send two to three overweight policemen to the centre.
These men will work out, ride bicycles and adopt a healthy, protein-rich diet to shed as much extra weight as possible.
There are not a lot of overweight police officers in Ghana. But if there were, it would still be a far-fetched idea to be introduced into our society even though it may have merits.
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