Zomba Lions Club president George Limbani Phiri has received four awards in recognition of his contribution towards charity works in the country.
He was decorated during the four-day District 412 Centennial Convention held at the weekend in Mangochi.
District 412 comprises Lions clubs in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
At least 200 delegates, including those from South Africa, India and the United Kingdom, attended the convention.
Among the achievements, Phiri received the best president award in District 412 and the Mervin Jones Fellow (MJF) Award in helping Zomba Lions Club increase and retain its membership from 30 to 48.
In addition, he also got an award for completing centennial projects with Zomba Lions Club, namely Zomba Central Hospital Hunger Project and the youth project by establishing what are called Leo Clubs across Zomba. He also got the Best Club Award.
Speaking after receiving the accolades, Phiri expressed happiness for emerging the best president in District 412.
“I am extremely excited because I have received these awards on home soil. It is not a mean achievement and this will spur me to reach out to many needy people with dedication and integrity,” he said.
The convention also held elections and Jona Matchaya was elected district 412 governor whereas Chisomo Gunda is the vice-governor.