Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Insurgency: Rotary Club of Jos empowers over 100 widows

Insurgency: Rotary Club of Jos empowers over 100 widows

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.

 

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