The Rotary District 9102 has made significant progress over the past few years, and continues to embark on initiatives that affect society positively, its District Governor (DG) Victor Asante has stated.
Key among the efforts made is included increasing the number of Rotary and Rotaract clubs to 122 and 84 respectively as at March 31, 2023; training sessions for district and club leaders; and the splitting of District 9102 into two: District 9103 – Benin, Niger and Togo; and District 9104 – Ghana, effective July 01, 2023, among others.
These interventions taken by the district paved the way for it to be honoured as EMY Africa Group of the Year, in Accra on October 25, 2022 he explained.
Despite the various initiatives taken, DG Asante believes the district needs to work harder, stating that: “There is more work to be done to achieve our aspirations for the year. At the beginning of the year, we were tasked by our President Jennifer Jones to imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference”.
Detailing the state of the district, Mr. Asante said the target is to increase its impact by continuing to empower girls and raise the profile of Rotary in the world, enhance participants’ engagement by deepening relationships and creating new partnerships.
Others are expanding its reach by creating new innovative clubs and promoting the agenda to increase women in Rotary by 30 percent by the end of 2023, and increasing its ability to adapt by focusing on diversity, equality and inclusion.
Speaking at the 10th annual District Training Assembly and Conference (DTAC), DG Asante said the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Beyond imagination’, which according to him should drive all Rotarians to work tirelessly to achieve the set goals.
“It should drive us to serve toward a world without polio, a world with clean water for everyone, a world free of diseases, a world where every child learns to read, and a world full of kindness, hope, love and peace,” he said.
For his part, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, lauded the Rotary Club for identifying and implementing initiatives that support government’s efforts to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
He also called on them to contribute to the campaign for a cleaner, attractive and orderly development of the city, dubbed ‘Let’s Make Greater Accra Work’ – which aims at re-orienting the citizenry to understand and participate in the process of making the region function as an engine of growth, in an environmentally friendly manner.
“I would like to make a call to all Rotarians, in particular Ghanaian Rotarians, to rally support behind the efforts of government and the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies,” he noted.
He is hopeful that the meeting will create a platform to help develop new technical knowledge, develop sustainable financing mechanisms, improve information-sharing, as well as strengthen accountability of members’ commitment to achieve the club’s vision.