A journalist working with Daily Monitor in south western Uganda, Rumanzi Perez has been elected seventh president of Lions Club of Ntungamo District 411B- Uganda.
Rumanzi will replace Enock Basude who has been Lions Club president for the last one year.
Lions Clubs International (LCI) is an international non-political service organisation established originally in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones.
It had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.7 million members (Lions & LEO) in 190 countries around the world.
Speaking to the media ahead of installation ceremony, Rumanzi attributed his election as president of Lions to patriotism and his extraordinary performance in serving the community through human rights advocacy.
During his one year term of office, he will partner with south Ankole diocese to implement the construction of Eye Hospital at the Diocesan headquarters.
Rumanzi said that he will also apply skills in Peace Media and counter terrorism to help in curbing the global issue of terrorism threat and those involved in conflicts.
He noted that government and other development partners should advocate for diabetic retina since most elderly are suffering its consequences in villages.
Rumanzi pledged to increase environment protection awareness and youth development projects especially career guidance given the fact that climate change has become a topical issue globally.
He pledged to embark on recruiting new Lions so that they can give a hand in uplifting the standards of the vulnerable in society across the global.
Rumanzi was born on January 08, 1985 in Nyankoro village Bugangari sub county Rukungir district , went to Nyakariro Primary school, Kabweho SS, St Gerald’s SS Nyakibale, UMCAT, Makerere Business Institute, and Park Ville University California where he attained bachelors in Peace Media and counter terrorism.
He is married with a daughter and son.
The installation of Rumanzi and induction dinner will be on Friday June 28, 2019 at Home to Home tourist Hotel Kyahweire Ntungamo and chief guest is expected to be Lion Edgar Mbahamize MJF cabinet secretary.