By Nnenna Ubabuko
The aged people in our society especially those who have nobody to care for them last Saturday December 4th, 2021 heaved a sigh of relief when RECDOT inaugurated construction Aged People’s Home/ Clinic.
The inauguration ceremony was part of activities by RECDOT to celebrate 2021 United Nation’s World Disability Day.
In her address at occasion, the founder of RECDOT Mrs Rosemary Odunukwe remarked that the inauguration is coming on the heels of the suffering, the aged have to grapple with in our modern day society, adding that they are often lonely, depressed, sickly and unkempt, with society treating them as nothing but old records, forgetting that these aged laboured to lay the foundation of the communities we live today.
She called on the general public to join RECDOT in providing a home for the aged; a home where health services, nutrition, accommodation properly tailored to the special need of those category is adequately dispensed with love. The founder recalled that for the past 22years RECDOT has remain a voice for countless voiceless, in a society where discrimination against the disability group has become a norm rather than aberration.
She further urged people of good will to support the project and make the dream come into reality.
The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese His Lordship Most Rev Hilary Okeke who graced the occasion also commended the founder for her sacrifices and efforts in giving a home to the disable ones in our midst.
Also the spiritual director of RECDOT Rev. Fr.Theophilus Odukwe in his speech poured encomiums on the founder for her doggedness in giving life to the disable and as well her good plans for the aged in our society. He called on people to support the project financially, stating that whoever identifies with RECDOTin achieving the new goal is being compassionate which is imitation of Christ.