The Lions Clubs International (LCI) president Lion Wayne Madden will this February visit Malawi to hold talks with President Joyce Banda and present awards to local Lions clubs, among other activities.
District 412 Governor Lion Clement Ndala on Sunday said Madden is expected to jet into Malawi on February 11 2013 from the All Africa Lions Conference in Algeria. He will later proceed on a similar visit to Sri Lanka in the Indian subcontinent.
Said Ndala in an e-mail response: “He will also tour major lions projects such as the Eye Hospital at Kamuzu Central Hospital [one of four such facilities built by Lions of Malawi] as well as attend Reading Action Programme activities, a major emphasis of the president’s theme this year in eradicating or reducing illiteracy.”
He said the three-day visit is in recognition of the progress that District 412, which comprises Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana, has made in serving communities.
“We, therefore, call upon all Malawi lions and the public to join our fellow lions from Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe who will also arrive in the country so that we give our distinguished visitor a grand welcome,” said Ndala.
LCI is a service organisation with over 45 500 clubs operating in 205 countries around the world.
Among other activities, the clubs engage in charity causes and foster good citizenship and good governance.