IPP Executive Chairman Dr Reginald Mengi (R) in talks in his office in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday with Lions Club delegation led by Joseph Kiwanuka (L), District Governor for Uganda and Tanzania.
The children who underwent successful surgery in India were received by the District Governor of the Lions Clubs International District 411B Joseph Willliam Kiwanuka.
The Lions Club International funded the treatment of the children, costing USD 2500 for each.
Kiwanuka officially yesterday visited the Lions Clubs of Dar es salaam hosts that include City, Amani, Azania, Mzizima and Pwani to inspect the performance during the last six months of 2012.
He participated in tree planting, free dental camps, donation of sewing machines to orphanages, donations of dictionaries to schools and numerous other activities in Dar es salaam and Mwanza.
The theme this year is: “Commitment to serve”, encouraging all the Lions Clubs in Tanzania and Uganda to fully commit sincerely to serve the needy members of the society.
He visited medical centres where he inspected the dialysis department for the people with kidney problems.
On Tuesday, the District governor met with IPP Executive Chairman Dr Reginald Mengi who appealed to the Lions Club International to introduce programmes aimed at fighting drug abuse, especially among youths, saying there were all signs that the country could lose the generation to the vice.
Drug addicted young people usually become physically and psychologically debilitated, he said, adding that if immediate interventions are not put in place to rescue them, the majority would permanently be incapacitated.