President extols Rotary International

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

President Adama Barrow has thanked members of Rotary International for their contributions in helping the vulnerable in society. A twenty member delegation of the Rotary Club in The Gambia called on him at State House yesterday morning. President Barrow said he was happy to receive the club members and described them as people with integrity. He reminded them of the importance of unity in bringing about change and urged all to continue in that spirit for the development of the country. The President asserted that his government wants to make a change the people would feel but added it was a collective responsibility to make it happen. He emphasised that though others could assist, the ultimate responsibility lay with Gambians.

The head of the delegation, District Governor- Elect, Mr Aki Allen briefed President Barrow on the activities of Rotary Club in raising funds to support the less privileged in society. Their activities include promotion of peace and conflict prevention, disease control and prevention, access to water, maternal and child health and education and literacy to have lasting impact on humanity. Mr Allen dilated on their past activities and the plans for 2018/2019 which include the hosting of 400 Rotarians during a major conference in March 2019.

The Rotary Club also made a presentation of a plaque and a medal to President Barrow.

Source: State House