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Kampala central Lions club gets new President

By Victoria Nampala

Added 22nd June 2019 10:10 AM

In his inaugural speech, Muramura pledged to rally the club members towards a common goal, to serve selflessly to the community

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Lions club leaders cut cake during the installation ceremony at the Silver springs hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala. Photos by Victoria Nampala

In his inaugural speech, Muramura pledged to rally the club members towards a common goal, to serve selflessly to the community

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KAMPALA - The Lions Club of Kampala central has installed lion Frank Muramura as its 24th president to lead the club for the lionistic year 2019-2020 effective July 1, 2019.

Muramura takes the mantle from lion Israel Manzi who was given a district award. It was presented by the district governor as the best president of the Lionistic year 2018/2019, beating 32 other club presidents to this award.

Manzi’s extension programme that saw the club sponsoring two new clubs into the district is one of the many efforts that catapulted him to the top.

The installation took place during a colorful event held at the silver springs Hotel Bugolobi on June 14, 2019.

The event was presided over by the district governor lion Robert Munanura. The Guest of honour was Prof. Ezra Suruma, a Ugandan economist, banker, and academic.

 istrict governor ion obert unanura presenting a friendship banner to rof uruma District governor, Lion Robert Munanura presenting a friendship banner to Prof. Suruma

 
In his inaugural speech, Muramura pledged to rally the club members towards a common goal, to serve selflessly to the community in areas that the Lions club focuses on such as diabetes awareness campaigns, vision care, hunger alleviation, environmental conservation, and fighting childhood cancers.

He further pledged to rally Lions club members to kick start a fundraising campaign for the construction of the Lions centre in the country where people can access free health awareness campaigns and treatment for free, subsidized by the Club’s partners.

Speaking after bestowing the instruments of power to Muramura, Suruma hailed the Lions clubs for their humanitarian activities which he said are lighting the world with good deeds aimed at helping others excel.

He encouraged Ugandans to emulate the work of lions in their day to day lives to make the country a better place for all to live in.

Suruma also commended the elaborate organizational structure and procedures that the Lions club observes.

The guest of honour also noted and appreciated the fact that the Lions Club has been in existence since 1917, and it only keeps growing in numbers and purpose.

The Lions club of Kampala central is a member club of Lions Club International chartered on March 24, 1995.

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