Rotary Club of Banjul inducts new members

The Rotary Club of Banjul on Saturday evening inducted seven new members into the organisation at a ceremony held at a local hotel in Sukuta.

The event was graced by fellow Rotarians, family members, supporters and friends.

The Banjul Rotary Club, formed in the 1970s, is geared towards the provision of humanitarian services and is comprise of 35 individuals, who are professionals and business tycoons.

In her welcome remarks, Fatou Bah, the president of the Rotary Club of Banjul, pointed out that the Rotary Club is not a political or religious movement, rather, a service club for business and professional people, who have pledged to help undertake projects, which will make the country and the world a better place for all human race.

According to her, the acceptance of the new Rotarians into the club is anchored on the belief of the current members, who are convinced by the leadership qualities of the inductees, who have success stories in their different professions and line of businesses.

Madam Bah affirmed that the new Rotarians have entered the club not only to learn, but to go out and serve the communities they live in and stand by the current theme of Rotary International ‘Be a gift to the world’.

Speaking on behalf of the new members, Foday. M. Jaiteh, managing director of Gampost, butressed that the Rotary Club is a service organisation whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

Jaiteh used the forum to remind his fellow inductees about the task at hand, which according to him, requires reinforcement through dedication, friendship, and community service, while re-echoing the words of Marthin Luther King Jr: ‘Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness’.

For his part, Modou Lamin Morro Camara, spokesperson, Rotary Club of Banjul, said the ceremony is the gateway to serving the community in the area of health, education, infrastructure, provision of safe drinking water, provision of scholarships to needy students amongst a host of others.

The Rotary Club of Banjul, he informed, recently inaugurated a science research lab with the state-of-the-earth facility situated at Kanifing in a bid to promote the development of the sciences in the country.