Lawyer Victor Gondwe of John Tennyson and Associates has been elected new Lions Club district governor for Malawi and Mozambique.
Gondwe will be on top of administration for the biggest humanitarian service organization in the world for the two countries that contains over 562 members for the next 12 months taking over from Ken Banda.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation on his election Thursday, Gondwe said as principal in-charge of all service activities for the clubs, he will make sure that the district realize expected activeness, growth and meet its strategic goals.
He said the country has already realized a number of supports from the organization and it will be his interest to continue the good work by partnering government in a number of the development focus areas to serve the underprivileged so that the world should be a better place for all.
“As I am on top of volunteer work for the organization, it is my interest to continue growing the organization in the district as we continue with our mandate of uplifting the welfare of underprivileged.
I have a model in place that the club is more visible and together ensuring that we make impact towards the lives of those in need,” said Gondwe.
Meanwhile, the district through Mzuzu Lions Club has rolled out a K400 million eye health project which will see the eye section at Mzuzu Central Hospital upgraded to modern outlook.
The project which will run for four years is co-financed by Lions Club International Foundation and Latter Day Saint Charities.
Commenting on Gondwe election as the new district governor, Mzuzu Lions Club president Simon Gongwe said they are expecting a lot of positives from him because of his vast administrative experience having being a lion for long time.
“As Mzuzu Club, we are privileged to have him as our district governor; Lion Victor joined lionism through Mzuzu Lions Club besides being a Leo during his college days. He went on being elected the Club President for two consecutive lionistic years, before going to Viphya Lions Club where he played an instrumental role in its formation.
“As a young lion himself, we believe he will be able to attract new young talents to join lionism. We expect him to help us charter M’Mbelwa Branch in Mzimba and increase the numbers. In that way we
will be able to reach greater community in the north,” he said.