North Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo says government is proud of the complimentary role that Lions club is playing in meeting the needs of underprivileged groups in Solwezi and other parts of Zambia.

Mr. Mateyo stated that government and service minded organizations such as Lions club are partners in national development.

He said this during a charter of Lions Solwezi-Mutanda and installation of new office bearers in Solwezi at the weekend.

Mr. Mateyo said he is pleased to note that the club through its Solwezi-Mutanda charter has taken up the challenge of building a one by two classroom blocks at St. Charles Lwanga Special School in Solwezi.

He said the gesture is in line with government’s policy to increase literacy levels and empower the vulnerable in society.

Mr. Mateyo stated that the chartering of Mutanda-Solwezi is a testimony of the commitment of the club’s leadership.

He congratulated the club for attaining 100 years of service in over 200 geographical areas of the world.

Meanwhile, the president of the newly formed Mutanda-Solwezi charter, Lion Pride Mulongo said the new club will work closely with fellow club members from other areas and the community to meet the community’s needs.

“We fully accept our responsibilities in the club, the association and most importantly our communities. We will use our motto, ‘We serve’ to meet the needs of the community,” Mr. Mulongo said.

He called on his fellow club members to work together in making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

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