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11.08.2013 Social News

Rotary International inducts first District Governor

By GNA
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Accra, Aug. 9, GNA - Mr Winfred A. Mensah, Immediate Past National Chairman of the Ghana National Polio-Plus Committee of Rotary international, has been inducted as the First District Governor for the newly created Rotary International District 9102.

A statement signed by Ms Janet Alamisi Dabire, Communications Specialist of Rotary International, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, said the new district comprises Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger.

The creation of the new districts became necessary in view of the continuous growth of Rotary in District 9100, which originally covered 14 countries in the West Africa Sub-Sahara, the statement said.

It said the first Governor of the new districts 9102 called on Rotarians to help change society and make essential contributions to uplift and change the livelihoods of the unfortunate ones in the communities through active participation in rotary activities.

'My vision, which is shared by the district leaders of Rotary district 9102, is that we become one of the most dynamic and effective Rotary District in the Rotary world advancing the ideals of high ethical standards, international understanding, goodwill and peace through our network of Rotary clubs,' the statement said.

The Governor, who is also the Managing Director of Dataflow Technologies Limited, called for a new and dedicated commitment to the ideals and objects of Rotary.

Mr Sam Okudzeto, a past Rotary International Director and Governor, who inducted Mr Mensah encouraged Rotarians to strive for higher achievements within their clubs.

He said Rotary has been involved in many humanitarian projects within the communities in the District through water and sanitation, literacy and health related projects and especially the polio eradication campaign.

Mr Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning lauded Rotary International for the sacrificial service it is rendering to humanity, especially the role it is playing to totally eliminate polio and reducing poverty.

GNA

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