Apr 17, 2015, 9:56 AM
The Rotaractor Club of Fajara has been chartered to qualify them to become Rotaractor and Rotarian in the future, after meeting all the conditions and requirements from the Rotary International.
The event, held on Tuesday at the Sea Shell Bar and Restaurant during a reception, was presided over by the District Governor 9101 of Rotary International responsible for all Rotarian matters in ten (10) West Africa countries.
Speaking at the chartering ceremony, District Governor 9101 of 2015-16, Mrs Marie Richmond Ahoua Irene, expressed joy and appreciation at visiting the Rotary Club of Fajara and its partners in The Gambia.
It was part of her visit to come to The Gambia to meet various rotary clubs and discuss with them some of the development projects undertaken, she said.
“I have chosen The Gambia as my first destination in my tour because The Gambia has two dynamic Rotary Clubs, which is the Rotary Clubs of Fajara and Banjul, which are very committed to the development of their communities,” she stated.
According to her, the Rotaractor Club of Fajara has been formally recognised after meeting all the conditions or qualifications required by the Rotary International as a full-fledge rotaractor club.
She thanked the various Rotarian Clubs in The Gambia for their commitment and devotion to their service and for taking their clubs to international level.
She encouraged the Rotary Club of Fajara to “keep up the good work and commitment” to the developmental aspirations of their communities.
According to her, the international humanitarian organization has 1.2 million members the world over and the organization is divided by districts and each district is headed by a governor and The Gambia is part of the district of 9101 in West Africa headed by a committed woman, Mrs Marie Irene Richmond, from Ivory Coast covering West Africa.
Minyan Jobe, a Past President of Rotary Club of Fajara, explained that Rotarians are a group of business people and professionals that come together for humanitarian services to build and develop their communities.
He said Rotary encourages young people to come together to form a club that show the work of Rotarians.
“These young men and women would become the leaders of tomorrow,” he said, adding that the Rotaractor Club of Fajara was initiated during the presidency of past president, Foday Sillah, who worked tirelessly to form the first Rotaractor group of Fajara.
He applauded the visit of the district governor to witness the inauguration of some of the projects done by the Rotary Club of Fajara, with support from the government and other donors.
He also commended the Rotary Club of Fajara for their commitment and dedication, while urging them to redouble their effort at taking their club to higher heights.
Speaking on behalf of the Rotaractor Club of Fajara, Amobi Augustine NNAEZE, the president-elect, thanked the district governor for the confidence bestowed on them and assured her that they would live up to expectations.
He thanked the Rotary Club of Fajara for their advice, motivation and encouragement, while assuring them that the aspiring Rotarians would deliver what is expected of them to the communities.
The president of Fajara Club, Ibrahim Toure, was full of joy and appreciation at the visit of the district governor to preside over the chartering of the Rotaractor Club of Fajara.
“We are thanking you for coming and for choosing The Gambia as the first destination in your visit,” he said. “We are really appreciative of your effort and assure you that the Rotary Club of Fajara and its young partners will live up to expectations in providing quality service to the communities.”