Freemasons of Calabar Lodge 3434EC inaugurate water project in Calabar metropolis
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Calabar Lodge 3434EC on the roll of The United Grand Lodge of England founded on February 1910, on Friday inaugurated a water project in the Calabar metropolis.
The project is one of the many charity initiatives embarked upon by the lodge annually to make the society a better place.
Unveiling the project in Calabar, Wbro Prince Austin Eweka, Assistant District Grand Master of Nigeria, English Constitution, said the free water project was borne out of the need to solve the perennial water shortage problem in Calabar where the lodge had existed for over a (100) hundred years.
Represented by His Royal Highness, (HRH), Muri Ekpo Eyo a Past Master of the Lodge and current Lodge Almoner, Eweka, stated that the Freemasonry is known for Charity as the Order seeks to express Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
He further said water is a source of life and giving back to the society is something that has the capacity to enhance the livelihood of the people was one of the major bedrocks of freemasonry.
“The water project is part of a series of charity projects undertaken by the lodge in recent times.
“The lodge had earlier donated wheelchairs to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) and the General Hospital in Calabar in 2019 while also donating COVID-19 kits to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in 2020.
“The water we have provided for this area will be on for 24 hours every day for anyone who needs clean and portable water,” he said.
Another prominent member of Calabar Lodge Bro HRM Etinyin Otu Meseme V1 ( Paramount Ruler of Odukpani) stressed that going forward, the Lodge will embark on more programmes that will benefit the host community.
Speaking further Eweka used the opportunity to thank the current leader of the lodge, Worshipful Bro. Aniefiok Abia for the well thought-out charitable initiative, adding that it would alleviate the water challenge of residents of the metropolis.