January 31, 2023 9:34 pm

RC Umuahia Govt. House installs 5th President, set to revive small scale traders to boost local economy


The Synergizer President of Rotary Club of Umuahia Government House, District 9142, Rtn. Olugu Kalu Ugba has disclosed the readiness and preparedness of the Club to give grants and non interest loans to small scale traders and artisans.

This is part of the Club’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty, promote skills development, business training and sustainable farming in its domain.

The President whose desire was to promote the growth of local economy was also conscious of the fact that people living within the Club’s domain need adequate resources to grow and connect their economic and other assets in ways that can place them on a new economic trajectory.

In a presidential address in Umuahia, Abia State shortly after he was installed as the 5th President of the Club, Rtn. Kalu Ugba further disclosed the plans of the Club to donate delivery materials to pregnant women and young mothers.

From right, the District 9142 Governor, Rtn. Grace Okaro addressing the inductees

His words, “This year we have not rested on our oars. We have dreamt big dreams, set our mind at raising about Twenty million Naira with which to carry our various projects.

“We intend to spread our projects across Rotary’s seven areas of focus. In promoting peace, we intend to organize a series of seminars aimed at combating violence during the upcoming elections. We intend to do more in fighting disease by getting involved in the Roll Back Malaria project, we will also engage in Hepatitis B screening and procurement of drugs.

L-R, the Synergizer President of Rotary Club of Umuahia, Rtn. Adaeze Iroegbu, Rtn. Olugu Kalu Ugba, Synergizer President of Rotary Club of Umuahia Government House and wife, Synergizer President of Rotary Club of Umudike Central, Rtn. Chinwe Anyaegbu and the Synergizer President of Rotary Club of Umuahia Central, Rtn. Glory Emuchay

“Under water, sanitation and hygiene, we taught pupils of Ibeku Central Primary School the art of personal hygiene and hand washing, we will also be sinking and activating a borehole within the vicinity. In regards to Mass Literacy, we also plan to donate more desks, chairs and academic materials.

“We have settled the hospital bills of an indigent renal failure patient at Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia. We have also visited Motherless Babies Homes and hope to do more”, Rtn. Kalu Ugba further pointed out.

Rtn. Olugu Kalu Ugba (m) flanked by the District Governor, Rtn Grace Okaro and immediate past Visionary President of the Club, Rtn Emeka Wachuku (R) cutting the celebration cake

He passionately appealed to individuals and corporate bodies to identify, partner and generously donate towards the actualization of the humanitarian service projects.

Presenting a valedictory address, the immediate past Visionary President of the Club, Rtn. Emeka Wachuku who paid a glowing tribute to the Club’s benefactor and a Past Assistant Governor, late Rtn. Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, said, “In the course of the year under review, we participated actively in Zonal and District functions, executed service projects, including the adoption of a girl child and indeed received a Presidential citation to the glory of God. We were able to hold a Midyear Assembly at which we rendered our stewardship. We sojourned through thick and thin to hold the offices for the 2021/2022 year and by that we had for the first time the Rotary Troika”

He described his successor, Rtn. Ugba as a man of stature, whose heart beats for the good of the society and assured that members will work in harmony with him to make the Rotary year eventful.

In an address earlier, the Installation Committee Chairman, Rtn. Nnenna Anyah rayed God to grant the 5th President of the Club and his team the divine wisdom to successfully fulfill the task ahead.

Induction of new members

The event featured induction of new members; conferment of awards; launching of service projects and inauguration of Board of Directors.

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