The Lions Club of Lilongwe and the Lilongwe City Council are pushing to build a partnership that will ensure successful implementation of their environment, education and health initiatives.
Lilongwe City Council chief executive officer John Chome disclosed this during the induction of new Lions Club of Lilongwe president Isaac Chimwala in Lilongwe on Saturday.
Chome, who was the guest of honour during the event, said the two institutions have a common agenda, hence; the need for a partnership to earn tangible results.
“The club is involved in environmental conservation, health and education. All these are issues that the council has mandate on. We need this Lions Club to complement us,” he said.
As a starting point, Chome said the council will discuss with the LCL on partnerships in activities that are already in their plans this year.
The new club president, Isaac Chimwala, who has taken over from Mirriam Chikaoneka, said the partnership will help him to thoroughly implement his leadership agenda which centres on environmental conservation.
“One of the issues our club focuses on is supporting underprivileged people in areas of health and education and others. Other than that, my key focus will be on the environment,” he said.