Government says it appreciates the efforts of Rotary Clubs in uplifting the living standards of communities in which they operate.
Minister of Works and Supply Felix Mutati, who was guest of honour at the induction dinner of Mr. Charles Sichangwa as new President of the Rotary Club of Maluba said education is the best weapon to defeat poverty.
He said for the country to develop it is important to focus on education which he said is the platform to alleviate poverty in the country.
Mr. Mutati said there are many challenges that people face which can be tackled when people are independent through education.
He has since challenged the Rotarians to turn the wheel and be the cure together with Government to deliver the needed change as they have done for more than 100 years of their existence.
Mr. Mutati who was also inducted as honorary Rotarian said the new president and his new board of directors have the ability and capacity to deliver the positive change for the betterment of the country.
He has pledged to be part of the team that will positively contribute to the lives of the ordinary citizens.
And Mr. Sichangwa said there are many people in the community and the world whose only hope will come from Rotary hence the need to help make their lives better in any way possible.
Mr. Sichangwa urged Rotarians to support the ideas of the Rotary club.
This is according to a statement released to ZANIS by Ministry of Works and Supply Public Relations Officer Ndubi Mvula.