After two years as president of Mzuzu Lions club, on Friday Lion Victor Gondwe handed over the presidency to Lion Janet Chesney during a handover dinner at Mzuzu Hotel.
In her acceptance speech, Chesney thanked all lions for giving her the chance to lead the club and she also highlighted some plans she has for the northern region.
“I am very happy and thankful to all Lions members for their votes to trust me on this position and am ready to work for the club and all members because together we can,” said Chesney.
Lion Chesney who is of British origin also revealed that the club will start constructing a multimillion Kwacha Mzuzu Rehabilitation Centre saying she talked with partners for the project during her visit to the United Kingdom.
Outgoing president, Gondwe, who is also a lawyer said he was a happy man as during his term several projects were implemented.
He mentioned projects such as construction of a guardian shelter at Mzuzu central hospital and charity works like helping flood victims.
“We also went to help our friends who are disabled in Nkhatabay district, constructed bus shelters and eye clinic in Mzuzu,” said Gondwe.
At the ceremony, the club also welcomed 16 new lions.
The Mzuzu Lions Club was established 22 years ago. But the first Lions club was started way back on 7th June 1917 by Chicago businessman Mervin Jones and this year Lions clubs all over the world are celebrating 100 years since the first club was established.