Mzuzu Lions Club to construct multi-million centre

Written by  Mac Donald Malema

Mzuzu Lions Club on Saturday organized a fundraising golf tournament that will assist in the construction of a national rehabilitation centre in Mzuzu.


Speaking during the teed-off, Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale challenged the corporate world to come forth in assisting government in improving the lives of people mainly the physical challenged.


 “I would like to recommend Mzuzu Lions Club for the step they have taken in ensuring that the life of physical challenged people is improved in the country," Kaphale said.


“This means the club is complementing government effort toward alleviating people’s life."


“Let me take opportunity to thank again all companies and individuals for their donation but still we need more companies to emulate to what the Lions are doing,” Kaphale said.

In his remarks the Club's President, Victor Gondwe said the tournament has been a success.


“Our target was to raise K3 million but all in all we have gone beyond our target. Surprisingly we have raised K3.1 million cash and we expect more because some companies are yet to give us,” said Gondwe.


He also said that the club believes in walking its talk through serving the community.


Gondwe added, “The Lions motto is to ‘serve’. The club believes in doing charity works that could benefit the community. All the money that we have realized here will go straight to the construction of the [Rehabilitation] centre.”

According to the Club President the project which will comprise a healthy facility, library, physiotherapy and a youth centre is expected to finish in the next five years and will cost more than K100 million.


Apart from the Rehabilitation centre the club has also done a number of projects including the construction of the guardian shelter and Lions Eye Sight Server at Mzuzu Central Hospital and a girl’s hostel for the deaf at Bandawe Girls Secondary school.


The competition which attracted 30 golfers and played under medal format, Godfrey Chisale who came second in an Airtel Golf Tournament at Kasasa Golf club, scooped position one withy 66 points and received a cheque of K75,000.


Jimmy Changa, who had 68 points and Breggar Kaingwe with 69 points both from Kasasa Golf Club got position two and three respectively. Changa got a cheque of K40,000 and Kaingwe pocketed a cheque of K30,000.


On position four was Dan Mvula from Kasasa who collected 69 points received K20,000.


Ruth Mvula, who played alone in the women category got 75 point and received a handset.

The tournament attracted 34 companies and individual came forth to sponsor the tournament.

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