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
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
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,
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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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
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
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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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