NWANKPA, Emmanuel Benedict Ebelechukwu

Date of Birth: Tuesday (Eke) August 22, 1944 State of Origin: Enugu Rotarian Nwankpa Ebelechukwu is a humanitarian and philanthropist who has done much both locally and internationally to the growth ofthe nation. His benevolence has made him become the first African in 100 years to receive the inguest award in Rotary International. Nwankpa believes that helping people engage in self-sustaining economic ventures is a cardinal humanitarian and philanthropist service because of the positive consequences. As an industrialist, he also believes that the future of the nations economy lies with the small and medium scale industries (SMIEs) materials to recreate a new wealth base and employment. If given maximum support, will have impact on the reduction of poverty and diseases among the people and on the overall growth of the economy" he affirms. His life's ambition is to continue to promote the philosophy of common good in our downtrodden society, that is to ensure the greatest good for ihe greatest number, to entrench the virtue of service above self and to do everything within his means to create employment, build shellers for and empower the poor. Education • Left the country after his secondary school education In Switzerland and England, he studied Insurance and Business Studies • London School of Economics. Post Graduate Studies, Personnel Management/Industrial Relations Work Experience and Posts Held • Chairman. Functional Literacy and Numeracy Campaign of District 9140 of Rotary International • Head, Enugu State Committee of the Polio plus Campaign Pioneer Secretary. "Gift of Life" programme for saving children born with holes in the heart and also remains one of its Director Governor. District 9140. covering the (Eleven) 11 Stales South East and South-South States Commissioner for Agriculture in the old Enugu State President Rotary Club of Enugu and New Haven • Benefactor. Rotary Foundation • Membership of International and National Association/Clubs Member. Rotary Club International • Fellow, Five Star Paul Harris • Member. Rotary Club of Enugu Member. Rotary Club of New Haven Knight, the Calvary and Peace Foundation International. International humanitarian group Awards and Honours • Became the first African in 100 years to receive the highest award in Rotary International: The Global Quest Award, recognized him the best Rotarian in Africa and Europe. 2000 • Best President Award, as President of the Rotary club of Enugu and New I lav en respectively • He was also recognized by the Organisation of Friends International (OFI) for his publicly and privately initiated charitable ventures. Contributions to the States/National Development • As governor of District 9140 covering the 11 states South East and South-South States, he refurbished Eket Federal Prisons and the installation ol'a water tank for the inmates • The club under him installed a Cancer Screening Machine at the Abia State University College of Medicine • The club also built and furnished motherless babies home at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. (Anglican Communion) Enugu • Nwankpa also supervised the construction of an 11 -room, toilet block with facilities at Warri Prisons 1Ie equally donated soap making equipment lo the inmates of Onitsha Federal Prisons • IIe embarks on campaign against the dreaded sickle cell disease, such was achieved through the sponsorship o\' free genotype screening tests throughout the 11 states I Ie further, successfully championed the admission of women into the Rotary Club. Rotarian Nwankpa is a philanthropist and a humanitarian who champions the cause ofthe downtrodden and the less privileged. His benevolence has made him an Icon of repute.
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