[8th February 2013]

H.E. THE AMBASSADOR OFFICIATES ROTARY CLUB OF TOKYO DENENCHOFU REGULAR MEETING

H.E. Ambassador Benson H. O. Ogutu addressing the members of Rotary Club of Denenchofu at Tokyo Inn on 1st February, 2013

H.E. Ambassador Benson H.O Ogutu was the guest speaker during the Rotary Club of Tokyo Denenchofu regular meeting held in Tokyo Inn on 1st February, 2013.

In his key note speech, the Ambassador thanked the Club members for their support in construction of two Kazusabori Wells in Kenya, saying that the Mission welcomes such kind of activities which goes a long way to supporting the Government's effort in addressing the challenges of access to clean water. He underscored that water was indispensable for human existence and that availability of it could help solve many problems such as health, food shortage, problems leading to school dropouts by young children as they spend considerable hours to fetch water from far away streams, water related conflicts and violence between pastoralists and farmers, among other Millennium Development Goals – MDGs.

The Ambassador informed that here was need for more community based projects to address other challenges such as purification of water and electricity in rural areas. There was also need for community based income generating projects that aimed at empowering the youths to be self reliant and reliable people in the community, saying that would entail focusing on Small Medium Enterprises – SMEs.

During the event, the Ambassador presented a certificate of appreciation to the Presidents of Rotary Clubs of Tokyo Denenchofu and Tokyo Hiroo for their tireless and commendable work in provision of fresh and clean water to the needy communities in Kenya by supporting the construction of Kazusabori wells.

Mr. Atsushi Ohno – President of International Water Project (IWP) made a presentation on various Kazusabori Wells constructed through the support of Rotary Clubs in Japan. The IWP Kazusabori projects have so far dug over 70 boreholes, serving more than 30,000 people with safe and clean water in Kenya.

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H.E. the Ambassador presents certificate of appreciation to Mr. Susumu Tomikura, President of Rotary Club of Denenchofu

The Ambassador poses for a group photo with members of Rotary Club of Denenchofu at Tokyo Inn on 1st February, 2013

Mr. Atsushi Ohno – President of International Water Project (IWP) makes a presentation on various Kazusabori Wells constructed through the support of Rotary Clubs in Japan.

 

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