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Rotary Gets Nod for Outstanding Community Service in Uganda

Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa says that Rotary Clubs have proposed solutions to problems faced by the country’s communities, providing life-saving equipment, birth kits, support to pregnant women and children under five, a great contribution to the developement of the health sector in Uganda over the years.
DG John Ndamira, presents a plague to Speaker Jacob Oulanyah in recongnition of Parliament's support towards rotary as the Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta looks on. Photo by Olive Nakatudde

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Rotary  clubs in Uganda have been commended for their outstanding achievements in promoting education, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, environment protection, and conflict prevention, among others.

Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa says that Rotary Clubs have proposed solutions to problems faced by the country’s communities, providing life-saving equipment, birth kits, support to pregnant women and children under five, a great contribution to the developement of the health sector in Uganda over the years.

This was in a plenary sitting chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and attended by the Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, his wife Rashi and Rotary District Governors. President Mehta is in Uganda on a three-day visit and tour of various initiatives undertaken by Rotary in Uganda.

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During the same meeting, the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah was honoured for his selfless service to Rotary and elevated to Major Donor Level Two after contributing 25,000 (88 million Shillings) to The Rotary Foundation.

Judith Alyek, the Kole Woman MP said that the first humanitarian service to the people of Northern Uganda came from rotary in terms of water in the Internally Displaced People’s camps and others. She also noted different projects regarding keeping girls in school, procurement of ambulances for Health Centre IVs, and free medical camps, among others.

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Shartsi Musherure, the Mawogola North MP also commended the work of rotary especially in responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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Earlier,  the Rotary International President said that he was focussing more on empowering girls, but that the humanitarian service organisation would also, extend support in other areas like technology, construction of hospitals, and promoting basic education and literacy.

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Speaker Oulanyah said that he will be able to officially write to the Rotary President in regard to areas that Uganda would need help.

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