United States of America Ambassador Virginia Palmer has called on charity organisations such as Capital City Lions Club to advance the fight for civic freedoms in the country.
She said this last week during the club’s change-over dinner held in Lilongwe.
Palmer said Capital City Lions Club, like any other charity organisation, should strive to help Malawians achieve freedom from fear, want, sickness and corruption.
“The Lions value integrity, service and mutual understanding and such values are important in Malawi now even before as you grapple with public sector reforms and crushing poverty,” she said
Palmer also appealed to the Lions to continue fighting for poor Malawians to receive the best delivery of health and education services which have been marred with corruption.
In his remarks, outgoing president Washington Kaimvi described his tenure as successful.
New Capital City Lions Club president Keta Mwalweni said her presidency, whose theme is Serving Together We Prevail, will focus on fulfilling the rehabilitation of the Lions First Hospital in Lilongwe as well as building a maternity ward at Lemwe Health Centre in Namitete, about 70km from the city. n