Rotary Club of Jos District 9125 said it has empowered over 100 women in the past few years, saying most of them are widows who were victims of insurgency in the North-Eastern part of the country, but are taking refuge in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
This was disclosed by the newly elected President of the club, Rotarian Anne Mrumun Banfa, while speaking with journalists in Jos, after her installation as the 5th female President of the club.
Banfa said the club has planned to carry out community projects on peace, conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water sanitation and maternal and child health projects are to be cited in different parts of Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
According to her, the club has also earmarked a budget of N4.7 Million for the execution of the aforementioned projects in the 2017/2018 physical year. She maintained that it was a privileged to be appointed President of the club for this year and 2018, saying her appointment should be taken by members of the club as a call to duty.
The President promised to dedicate herself to the attainment of the goals and objectives of the club. Banfa added that Rotary Club of Jos District 9125 under her leadership was going to make a difference in the lives of the people in Jos in the next one year, assuring that the club would also execute projects such as “Basic Education and Literacy, Aid and Economic and Economic development projects indifferent parts of Jos to touch the lives of the downtrodden members of the society”.
Other projects include economic and community development project with the construction of a green house produce outlet (a corner shop) to market the originally grown vegetables, tomatoes, cabbages, carrots, green pepper among others, produce by over 60 children ages between 6 to 15 years old orphans; who have embraced this method of sustenance within their present home house recap at Bauchi ring road Jos.
“However, all the projects outlined for the year could only be executed in partnership with well meaning individuals in the society”, she stressed.
Earlier at the installation, items were donated to an orphanage, Royal Inheritance Children Home, while ten widows were empowered through home makers’ development initiative.
Also a Quintessential Legal Giant Award was given to the first Plateau indigenous Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Garba S Pwul, as a result of his humanitarian services to the several communities in the state.
In his remarks, Pwul promised to do more for the people of the state whenever the need arises, saying that he is available to be called to serve in any capacity that the people of Plateau deem it necessary.