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Rotary Club is noted for service to humanity. The Rotary Club, Umungasi, Aba, District 9140 is not found wanting in this all-important obligation.- By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegu The club through its community project has affected the lives of the people in other areas such as sinking of bore holes; donation of mosquito nets to both pregnant and nursing mothers; donation of mobile devices such as 25 wheel chairs and 20 clutches for the disabled. At Ahiaba Ubi, Isialangwa north local government area of Abia State, the club donated drugs, lenses to people with sight problems in the community. The project also recorded medical check-ups. The climax of the project was witnessed last week at Umuarukwu in Ugwunagbo local government. At Umuarukwu, it was a repeat of the Ahiaba Ubi experience but with promises from the club to touch the lives of the community people with other gestures.
Speaking on the project, the President of the club, Rotarian Innocent Udeagbala told Nigerian Newsworld that the present leadership of the club initiated the project. According to him, before his tenure expires in 2012, the entire Aba metropolis will be touched one way or the other by Rotary Club. He also called on spirited individuals to support the noble gestures of the club to help alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged in the society. “This is the project of the leadership of this service year. Ours is a service- oriented organisation and in every service year, the president designs his programs. “I presented this proposal to the board and it was approved and we sourced funds from well-meaning Nigerians to finance it". He said.Rotarian Bernard Ekwubiri, the club’s public relations officer, noted that the project is in line with Rotary’s humanitarian spirit. Rotary Club International stands for humanity and it is in this spirit that the club is embarking on these projects to alleviate the sufferings of the people. He said. Rotarian Emma Duru, an ex-president of the club described the project as an interesting one. “It is an interesting project. You know that the eye is a sensitive organ of the body that needs to be adequately taken care of. He said.He continued: “The eye is the only organ in the body that cannot be replaced. If anything happens to it, it is the end.” Reacting to the gesture, a community leader of Umuarukwu, Chief Raphael Ekwubiri commended Rotary Club for the kind gesture, which, according to him, the community has not witnessed for the first time in its history. Another community leader, Chief Emmanuel Ugwuala, expressed his happiness for the gesture and urged the club not to relent in its good worksour latest news and activities.


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