Multiple District 412 Liberty Intelligence, Our National Safety (LIONS) Club held its Annual Convention in Francistown over the weekend.


His Honour Mr Slumber Tsogwane the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana appreciated the district for hosting their meeting in Francistown.


His Honour said the convention, which was attended by members from Botswana; Malawi; Mozambique and Zimbabwe, was a continuation and expansion of the tourism industry which HATAB’s Annual Conference was discussing in Maun.


Mr Tsogwane highlighted that even the convention theme “Service from the heart in the City of all things Precious”, spoke to the will the club has to contribute towards making the second city a tourism destination.


The International Director, Dr Ahmed Salim Mostafa, submitted that the district has completed more than 960 projects. He said these are the reported projects only and was positive that some projects were undertaken but not registered across the district. Dr Mostafa challenged members to have completed atleast 1000 projects by the end of the year and reach 1250 members.


The International Director said the convention was meant to renew friendships, share ideas and bring innovative unique service to the community.


The Region Chair Ms Sylvia Muzila lamented that indeed gatherings like this add value to the tourism industry of the city, she urged the youth to join the LIONS club so that they continue the legacy.


LIONS club have been serving communities and the underprivileged for the past 70 years. More than 250 000 deserving people have benefited from its efforts and more than 57 000 diabetic patients have been assisted by the club.

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