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Blantyre Lions Club Pledges a continued support to the needy

Written by  Ireen Kayira
Newly elected district governor George Abraham - Pic by Ireen Kayira Newly elected district governor George Abraham - Pic by Ireen Kayira

Lilongwe August 28, 2019: Blantyre Lions Club has vowed to continue supporting the needy as it endeavours to serve the communities.

Speaking with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Saturday during the 59th anniversary cerebrations, president of Blantyre Lions Club, Emmanuel Chinunda said the club was chartered in 1960 and since then they have been helping those in need in various ways.

“Our focus is to meet the needs of humanity, more especially the less privileged society,” he said.

He added that the club has so many projects in the pipeline but currently the two main projects which are underway are the Namikasi secondary school dormitory for girls and construction of Masaka clinic in Chiradzulu.

“These are the key projects which we are focusing on at present and the clinic is in its final stages so what we want to see is that we finalise and hand it over to the community as soon as possible,” said Chinunda.

He added that the dormitory which is in its early stages is going to cost K75 million to finalise the whole project.

However, he said as Lions of Blantyre, they will source 25 percent of the required money locally and the rest will be provided by Lions Club International.

Apart from cerebrating 59 years of existence, there was also a change over dinner for Lions Club District 412B (Malawi and Mozambique).

New district governor for Malawi and Mozambique, George Abraham said he is going to continue from where his predecessor stopped.

“There have been several initiatives that we carried out in the past leadership and this new leadership is going to take it from there.
“As we stand now the lions club international has approved a grant that will be used in rebuilding damaged structures by cyclone Idai,” said Abraham.

He said during his one year of being a governor at district he is going to make sure that projects like such have been done and completed.


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