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Rotary targets to collect Shs 122bn at E.Africa project fair

Rotary clubs from District 2911 (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) yesterday started their first ever projects fair where they will showcase to potential funders projects they intend to work on this year.

The East Africa Rotary Projects Fairs 2018, according to district governor Steven Mwanje, “is an event where clubs come together to display their works and also showcase what they plan to do in future”.

The collected funds will be used for economic empowerment, education, sanitation, healthcare among others

The fair is meant to attract funders who will help raise this year’s target of Shs 122 billion. Barry Rassin, president-elect of Rotary International, is in the country to witness the fair.

Rotary works in line with core values of water and sanitation, economic empowerment, peace and conflict resolution, basic education and literacy maternal and child health care. They now seek to widen their scope to contemporary problems and give more support to sectors they are already working on.

“I have travelled around Uganda and Tanzania and I have witnessed a lot of suffering. There is need to consolidate what we have been doing and also do more,” Mwanje said during the fair’s opening ceremony at Sheraton hotel.

Rotary Uganda has recently contributed to the establishment of a blood bank at Mengo hospital and a cancer ward at Nsambya.

Former district governor Kenneth Mugisha said that during this year’s fair, clubs from different areas in the district will showcase projects that they have designed after identifying the needs of their communities.

“This year, we want to tackle problems depending on the needs of the community that the clubs represent,” said Mugisha.

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