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Rotary to provide necessary interventions for Anambra flood victims



District Governor, Rotary International, District 9142,  Grace Okaro, has appealed to the government to come to the aid of the suffering victims of the annual devastating floods in Anambra State and other states along the banks of the water bodies by providing a sustainable solution to the preventable loss of lives and properties annually.

The appeal was contained in a statement released to the press in Umuahia on her return from her statutory visits to clubs in Akwa Ibom State.

The flood, which was reported to have ravaged more than six local government areas of Anambra State, was a great disaster that caused the loss of over 80  lives, the displacement of about 50,000 persons, destruction of many farmlands, crops, schools, hospitals, markets, churches and houses in the riverine areas of Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Awka North and Idemili North Local Government Areas.

Rotarian Okaro commended the efforts of the Anambra State government, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Anambra State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA) and other public-spirited individuals in ameliorating the pathetic sufferings of victims, adding that Rotary District 9142 would step in to provide necessary interventions for the victims, as Anambra State is one of the states that made up the district.

Okaro directed the District Committee, set up for the 2022 Anambra State Flood Disaster Response to carry out the assessment of flood ravaged areas and their victims to send their report on pressing intervention areas Rotary can assist the government, even as she called on all Rotary members and friends to lend their support by rallying around the committee to provide succor to the victims.

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The committee is led by past Assistant Governor Nnaemeka Chukwuemeka, alongside Assistant Governors, George Amobi, Charles Chika, Somadina Okwelogu, Joy Asuzu, Tochukwu Amalu, Ikenna Emejulu and Anulika Omeata.

Other members include Rotarian Emmanuel Nnagbo, Paul Ileka, Ifeanyi Anaehobi, Anulika Okonkwo, Ignatius Makolu, Carol Okwuchukwu, Ogochukwu Okoye, Ikechukwu Okolo, and Fredrick Ezeani.

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