New Rotary president to spend N20m on rural health, boy-child initiative, others 

The 13th President of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama, Rtn. Rosemond Favour Uche, has said her club will spend N20 million on masses-oriented projects. 

She listed the priority projects as maternal and child health in rural areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), improving water supply in the Kuje Correctional Facility, and focusing on the development of the boy-child.

She pledged to expand the Club’s impactful work both locally and globally. 

“In our 2024-25 plans, this club will undertake projects in Rotary’s seven core thematic areas, estimated at N20m. 

“Our projects have been a testament to Rotary’s enduring commitment to humanitarian service and have made a significant impact on countless lives.”

She also said the club will promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and protect the environment, adding that her focus will particularly target her three key areas she’s passionate about.

She said: “As we are taking off, July is known as the month of maternal health and child care, so, first of all, we will locate hospitals in the interior of the FCT. We want to prioritize village hospitals for maximum impact.

“We will give them birthing bags that contain all the compulsory items required for pregnant women before they deliver in a hospital. We are going to start with 100 bags and distribute them to village hospitals in rural communities.

“Another significant project is improving the Kuje Correctional Facility’s water supply. Having discovered that their borehole is outdated and filled with mud, we will either dig a new one to be solar-powered, ensuring they can pump water even without the main power supply.”

In her valedictory speech, the immediate past President of the club, Joyce Agwu, reflected on the successes of her tenure, expressing gratitude for the team’s unwavering dedication. 

She stated that 29 service projects were completed, transforming countless lives and leaving a profound legacy of service and empathy.

Agwu expressed confidence in Uche’s ability to elevate the Club’s work.

“As we gaze ahead towards the promising horizon that the upcoming year unveils, let us carry forth the invaluable lessons imbibed and the triumphs attained. 

“The dawn of the new year brings fresh prospects for us to innovate, collaborate, and perpetuate our ethos of service above self,” she said.

The Chairman of the occasion, Chris Uche, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), urged Nigerians to emulate Rotary’s leadership succession method, which is devoid of rancor or litigation while also encouraging political leaders to work selflessly for the people they serve.

The event concluded with awards of honour to philanthropists and individuals who have distinguished themselves in humanitarian service.