Members of the Lions Club from four Southern African countries on Monday thronged Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe to welcome their international president Wayne Madden who will be in Malawi for a two-day visit.
The four countries comprise Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and host country Malawi from a District 412 of the club’s jurisdiction.
The club’s district governor for the region Lion Clement Ndala said the visit offers an opportunity for the club members to interact with international members, including their president, and highlight the club and district activities.
He said the club president’s two-day visit will also give chance to local lions to inform their communities of the international scope of the association.
“This is because lions are part of the global network of more than 1.3 million members,” said Ndala.
Lions Club, which became international in 1920 and has over 1 million members worldwide, operates in 70 clubs in the District 412 with Malawi having 15 clubs.