The Minister of Transport Communications, Nonofo Molefhe has called upon the Lions Clubs to involve the media on their activities.
Speaking at the change of baton dinner ceremony held at Thapama Hotel over the weekend, Molefhe noted that engaging the media would help sell their mandate and also encourage more people to join their charitable organization.
“Through publicity, more people would know, support and also appreciate the importance of helping disadvantaged members of their community.
This can also attract sponsorship from the business community who might be willing to plough back their profits in assisting the less privileged people,” advised Molefhe who stressed that community mobilisation was a very powerful tool.
The minister said while Lions Club was engaged in numerous projects meant to help the needy, little was known about such undertaking simple because of lack of publicity.
He said; “There are quite a number of retired people with skills within our communities whom upon being engaged in such clubs, can bring new ideas and innovations to add to the existing ones to take the club to greater heights and give it new meaning.”
Molefhe also noted that government was appreciating what Lions Club was doing to eradicate poverty and assisting needy people in the society.
He called Lions club to come forward if they are in need of help from government despite the bureaucratic hold-ups with the system.
He also stressed that if the lion members come across any hindrance on their charitable endeavours, they should not hesitate to raise their concerns to the minister’s office so that the government could nab it from the bud.
The new president for Francistown club, Prasanth Pennasani said Lions Club would continue to join forces to raise their flag high and work very hard to accomplish the mandate.