Rotary Foundation chairperson John Kenny has expressed satisfaction at the progress of Rotary projects in the country.
Kenny, who is also past Rotary International president, said this when the local Rotarian community hosted a dinner for him and his wife, June, at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre on Thursday evening.
Kenny visited the country from Scotland last week to appreciate the progress of Rotarian projects being carried out by Limbe, Blantyre, Lilongwe and Bwaila rotary clubs.
“I am impressed at what I have seen during my visit here, especially the remarkable progress being made in the various projects,” said Kenny who also told the gathering that it is the foundation that drives the Rotary engine.
He also outlined several goals of the foundation that include elimination of polio, supporting global grants towards various projects and eradicating poverty.
“The future of the foundation is in your hands and I urge you that we must have sustainable projects,” said Kenny.
Limbe Rotary Club president Mike Steytler said the rotarian community in Malawi was privileged and excited to host the Rotary International past president.
Among the projects that Kenny visited were Mwanyama Role Model Village at Nkudzi Bay in Mangochi where the Limbe Rotary Club has set out on an initiative to improve lives of people with a $187 000 (MK77 million) investment and Matindi School in Zomba where they presented gifts to pupils.
The couple also laid wreaths at Saint Michaels and All Angels Church in Blantyre in honour of fallen Scottish missionaries.