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Lion clubs International District Governor visit Gambia

Oct 25, 2019, 4:01 PM | Article By: Fatou Dem

Mbalou Sisse-Rebaud, Lion clubs International District Governor 403A Region 11, accompanied by regional chairperson Thomas OUEDRAOGO, over the weekend visited The Gambia.

She was received by the president of Banjul Kairo lion club Abdoukarim Senghor, who expressed appreciation over her visit. He said this was a very big achievement and proud for the Banjul Kairo Lion clubs. He added that her visit will add more value to their clubs as during her visit there will be a lot of issues that they will discuss with her. We are proud of her visit and acknowledge her coming to meet the Banjul Kairo lion club and Leadership experience opportunity (LEO Club) in the Gambia.

For her part the District Governor M Balou Cisse Reboud first and forest most thanked and commended the Banjul Kairo lion clubs and the LEO Club members for their hospitality. She said her mission to the Gambia is to meet with these two clubs and interact with them in a forum to discuss issues of great concern. She said her visit is part of her mandate to visit all clubs within her purview in the regions which the Gambia is not an exception.

During her visit she also visited the Ministry of health and social welfare as well as the Project Aid the Gambia to share issues of concern and see possibility of supporting the ministry.

She also decorated four youth and inducted them to the Banjul LEO Club.

She used the opportunity to advise them to be law abiding and respect the rules and regulation of the clubs. 

She welcomes them to the club while calling on more members to join the club. She also advised them to regularly attend their meetings, pay their dues and be good Ambassador of their clubs.

Binta Keita the president of Banjul LEO club from 2019b to 2020, academic year said this club has existed since 2017, they were just 25 in number and every year they do induct group of youths during a reception dinner. She also acknowledges the visiting of the governor to the Gambia. According to her, the visiting of the Governor is a source of motivation and encouragement for more members to join the clubs.   

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