The Rotary Club District Governor (DG) for District 9210, which covers Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and part of north Mozambique, last week visited Rotary Clubsâ€™ projects in Malawi.
The DG, Nimrod Kapwele, from Ndola, Zambia, visited projects that Rotary clubs of Limbe and Blantyre are carrying out to help the poor.
In Blantyre, the DG was taken to Pensulo area where the Rotary Club of Limbe and its partners are constructing a bridge on Milo River.
â€œWe believe that the bridge, once completed, will help propel economic activity as produce grown in the area will be easily taken to the urban areas,â€ said Fanuel Nkhono, president of Rotary Club of Limbe in his welcoming remarks.
The DG also toured projects at Misangu Village in Zomba where Rotary Club of Limbe and its partners built a school block and provided solar power and clean water to 2 000 primary school pupils, teachers and the community around.
Through grants from international partners, a total of 120 water points have since been built or rehabilitated in Zomba near Lake Chirwa. These include drilled boreholes, hand dug wells and repair of existing wells.
â€œWe are, with Rotary of Toronto, Canada, supporting training on grief counselling for care-givers of orphans which will be completed by end of next month. We have also donated, through Dignitas International of Canada, three vehicles for the programmes supporting HIV and Aids work with the Ministry of Health. One more vehicle is expected before the end of this year through a grant,â€ Nkhono told the DG.
He said the Rotarians are also embarking on a solar power project in Ntcheu to provide lighting to Bunyenga, Muwalo and Chauluka villages.
Speaking during dinner at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre, Kapwele said he was impressed by the work the Rotarians have done in Malawi.