Rotary Club of Wa swears in eleven-member executives

By Philip Tengzu, GNA

Wa (UWR), Aug
14, GNA – The Rotary Club of Wa has sworn in an eleven-member executives to
steer the affairs of the Club in the 2019/2020 Rotary year.

The
eleven-member executives have Mr Alex Kontor as the President and immediate
past President of the club, Madam Rosina Ta-ang Yenli is now the Vice President
while Mr Inusah Agambire is the overseer of the charter of Rotaract and
Interact clubs.

Mr Frank Owusu
Debrah, Assistant Governor for District 9102, Rotary International, a visiting
Rotarian from Rotary Club of Accra North together with representatives of
Rotary Club of Sunyani Central in the Ahafo Region witnessed the occasion which
also saw the induction of two new members into the club.

In his
inaugural speech, Mr Kontor called on members of the Club to be committed to
the club activities and their financial obligations while partnering with
communities to help address social issues such as improved access to potable
water and quality health care delivery.

He said the
club, under his leadership, would also partner with development partners, both
local and international, to mobilise resources for the execution of the club
projects to improve the livelihoods of the underprivileged.

“We shall
employ innovative ways of raising funds, even though fund raising in this part
of the world is difficult. We shall engage the relevant stakeholders to support
the course of Rotary,” Mr Kontor noted.

Recounting some
achievements, Madam Yenli, who led the club in 2017/18 and 2018/19 Rotary
years, noted that it had supported the Nerikuteng Primary School in the Wa West
District with teaching and learning materials worth over GH¢6000.00.

Additionally,
there was free eye screening and distribution of reading glasses to teachers in
the Wa West and East Districts, while a negotiated US$60,000 water and
sanitation facility, which was expected to provide twelve boreholes and 28
micro-flash toilets for some district in the Region was yet to be implemented.

Madam Yenli
again recalled a US$275,000 worth of medical equipment and consumables the Club
in partnership with the Rotary Foundation and Rotary Club of Rocky Mount,
Virginia, USA, donated to the then Wa campus of the University for Development
Studies (UDS) among others.

On his part, Mr
Debrah observed that the Rotary International was delivering on the goals “Take
action” and “Unite people” which according to him built on the theme: “Rotary
Connect the World”.

He urged the
club to be steadfast in its activities to enable it to win a citation with
Presidential Distinction.

GNA

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