Ghana joins 170 countries to mark 2012 World Rotaract Day

Twenty Rotaract Clubs in Ghana joined their counterparts across the globe March 13, 2012 to mark this year’s World Rotaract Day.

The Day is celebrated yearly around the world on March 13 to commemorate the founding of the first club – Rotaract Club of the University of North Carolina in 1968. It is also a day celebrated to reflect the successes and importance of the Rotaract programme founded by the Rotary International (RI).

Reading the official Ghana statement to the media on behalf of the Rotaract Clubs to mark the Day, Mr Richmond Worgbah, Rotaract National Coordinator said: “On this occasion of the 44th World Rotaract Day, we as Rotaractors in Ghana join our counterparts in over 170 countries worldwide to invite members of the public in celebrating the successes and achievements of the Rotaract programme in Ghana and beyond.”

Mr Worgbah also outlined to journalists some projects undertaken by the clubs.

He said “Rotaract clubs in Ghana have over the years contributed to community development through various projects that ranges from construction of Library complex at Otinibi, Construction of a Three Unit classroom block at Adaklu, Adoption of patients’ wards at Adabraka Polyclinic, Blood Donation to Korle-bu Blood Bank, Donation of food items and learning materials to the Frafraha Orphanage and deprived schools in the Adaklu District.”

Rotaract clubs in Ghana have collaborated with their counterparts abroad in solving the basic needs of our communities – the Strasburg and Accra Labone Rotaract clubs have made several donations to the Ho Leprosarium, he added.

There are currently over 20 Rotaract clubs in Ghana which are both community and institutional based having over 500 members. They play various leadership roles in delivering on the purpose and the three main activities of Rotaract which are Community Service, Professional Service and Leadership Development.

By Ekow Quandzie

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