The newly elected District Governor (DG) of Rotary International Club for 2016 and 2017, Aristide Tino Adediran, will arrive in Liberia tomorrow for a weeklong visit.
According to Mrs. Nadu Cooper, Assistant Governor of the Rotary Club in Liberia, DG Adediran, who hails from Senegal, is a long-serving Rotarian with vast experience.
He has reportedly served the Rotary family in various capacities at the district, national and international levels.
Adediran is responsible for ten countries in West Africa, namely Guinea, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and The Gambia.
During his stay, Governor Adediran will visit several Rotary intervention project sites, as well as meet with Rotary members, some UN organizations and government officials.
Mrs. Cooper said the DG’s meeting will focus on sharing ideas and experiences and help acquaint him with the rest of the Liberia membership.
The Assistant Governor of Liberia Rotary disclosed that the visiting DG will also dedicate the Suehn Medical Clinic Triage, which is a joint project of the Rotary clubs in the country.
Rotary clubs in Liberia, according to Cooper, are working with their international partners to help improve the lives of Liberians.
Mrs. Cooper recalled that during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in 2014, Rotarians were very instrumental in helping government raise awareness on the dangers of the virus.
“Rotary clubs are also actively involved in polio eradication efforts as well as other initiatives involving water and sanitation, basic literacy and maternal and child health,” she said.
She further explained that the organization is involved in economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention and resolution in the country.
There are four Rotary clubs in Liberia, including Monrovia, Sinkor, Harper and Gbarnga.
Rotary International is a service organization that promotes service as a worthy enterprise.
Mrs. Cooper said Rotary International globally operates under the motto of ‘Service Above Self,’ and that it observes a high level of ethical standards in business and other professions, while encouraging each member to use his/her occupation to serve society.