The District Governor of 403, A2, Lions Club International, Tobias K. Bruce, has said the Lions are ready to assist Liberians in meeting some of their needs, including support for health and education.
Lion Bruce, who was on an official visit to Liberia, made the commitment on Friday at the Liberia Chamber of Commerce office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, shortly before departing the country.
“Because of our plan to support some initiatives in the country, we had the opportunity to meet with the vice president, Joseph N. Boakai, authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital,” he explained.
He said the lions will invest a million dollars on the John F. Kennedy Hospital project and a little over US$50,000 on education, with additional plans to increase the amounts to ensure that the projects meet their goals.
Lion Bruce commended the lions in Liberia for their level of contribution to society. “They have made some progress on various projects inspected and we are working hard to see more completed and undertaken as well. As a governor, I have talked with the lions in the country and we want to increase our membership. “I am happy to receive two new clubs, which amount to 50 persons,” he said.
“We want to work with the population of this country, and first want to appreciate the warm welcome by the Vice President,” said Lion Bruce.
Lions Club International is an International secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. As of April 2015, it had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world.