Botswana: Khama Receives Awards

| April 28, 2016

Gaborone - Lions Club International has bestowed on President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama two awards for his outstanding humanitarian services.

President Khama received the awards at the ongoing Lions Club's 54th District Convention in Gaborone on April 28 that comprises Lions Club members from Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, known as District 412.

The two awards are the Lions Club's International President Medal from the International President, Dr Jitsuhiro Yamada that is given to outstanding leaders in recognition of their humanitarian services, while the Medal of Merit is given to leaders who have demonstrated their support to charity and accommodating the club in their country.

After receiving the awards, President Khama thanked the club members for the kind gesture they demonstrated in awarding him the medals and badges, saying their tireless efforts in serving the less privileged members of their communities deserve commendation.

He noted that in this day and age, leaders served their self-interests and forget about other people. "Having an organisation like yours which recognises that we live in communities with people who are disadvantaged is important, and all of us should respect others and try to improve their way of life," he said.

Bestowing the medals, the Lions Club District 412 governor, Dr Alva Senderayi said the club was pleased with President Khama's work and the importance he attaches to humanitarian causes as well as conservation issues.

Lions Club Botswana is currently hosting the District 412 convention in Gaborone that will last for three days.

SOURCE: Botswana Daily News

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