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Rotary Club to join conservation efforts in Gem

The  Rotary Club of  Sagam plans to join hands with the residents of Gem Sub County to boost environment conservation and sanitation in the area, president of the club, Julius Okinda has said.

Okinda said that poor sanitation was one of the key causes of diseases in the area that required urgent attention hence the need to pool resources with other partners to address it.

He was speaking on Sunday at Sagam Secondary School during his inauguration as the new president of the club.

“As part of my board strategy, I will encourage every Rotarian to adopt a school in the area and help it come up with environment conservation and sanitation programmes” said Okinda.

He said that the club can help change the community for the better through initiatives such as promoting rain water harvesting, tree planting and initiation of other programmes that would benefit the community.

Addressing the meeting through Zoom, the Rotary District Governor, Eng.Patrick Obath lamented that despite having renowned Rotarians, western region of the country has not been performing well.

“In the last six years, district 9212 that brings together Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan, has had several governors from Western region but Rotary has not really grown in this part of the world,” he lamented.

Obath  urged Rotarians to focus on membership growth to strengthen the organisation within their motto of ‘service above self.’

By  Philip  Onyango

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