The Rotary club of Abuja Wuse Central is planning to expend N18.4 million on intervention projects in the federal capital city, Abuja.
Apart from infrastructure to be built the humanitarian club also planned to embark on tree planting and vaccination of residents of the city for the 2023/24 year.
Speaking during his investiture and flag off of the clubs humanitarian projects for 2023-2024 year, the President of Rotary club Wuse Central, Dr. Albert Alkali said the club said would be focusing on disease prevention by providing hepatitis B screening and vaccination, malaria treatments and tree planting within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He said: “Within the year we are looking into seven areas of focus in disease prevention by providing vaccination and screenings for hepatitis B and malaria treatments, we are also looking at maternal and child health, distributing mosquito nets to pregnant, nursing mothers and de-worming the kids, we would also be looking at the environment, we would be planting trees and providing dustbins within the FCT and its environs to ensure we have a safer environment to live in.
“We would be looking into peace and conflict resolution because we all know that with peace in the society, things would be better so we would be looking at catching them young by speaking to children in secondary schools and get involved in peer mediation and then we would be looking at mental health and girl child education, these are areas we would be working on.
“We would also be renovating a PHC in Jahi, we would remodel their vaccination centre because since the Covid, vaccination is done in more spacious areas where its not crowded, we would be providing them with a model pharmacy and provide solar energy, all of these would be done within a year. The theme for this year is creating hope in the world so we intend to create hope where their is hopelessness, especially in our rural areas.”
Chairman of the investiture Committee and President Elect, 2024-2025 year, Dr. Tomola Emaleku said Rotary is a Humanitarian club that touches the lives of the poor, we go into the interiors to see what we can do to improve the lives of people. Rotary club of Wuse Central has been in existence for over 13 years and touched the lives of so many people.
He added, “We have gone to communities and given them schools, health centers, water. Last year we built a borehole and maternity center in Dakwa District and for this 2023, our star project is the building and renovation of a maternity centre, we already built it and bought a grnerating set for them and now we would sink a borehole for them.”