President Peter Mutharika made a donation of K1 Million towards organization of this year’s Chewa Kulamba Traditional Ceremony.
This was revealed on Sunday during an exclusive interview with Chewa Heritage Foundation Secretary general Sefren Khumula.
The money was given as his contribution towards transportation of chiefs from Malawi to Zambia, accommodation and food.
“We are very thankful to the country’s President Peter Mutharika for assisting us with K1 million towards this years Kulamba Ceremony,” Khumula told Nyasa Times.
Kulamba is a Chewa Traditional ceremony, where Chiefs in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique pay homage to their King Gawa Undi.
The ceremony is a symbol of unity amongst the Chewa tribe.
During this year’s ceremony, Malawi President was represented by Minister of Local Government, Thom Tarcizio Gowero.
In his speech Gowelo expressed Malawi government commitment in preserving culture..
In his speech, Kalonga Gawa Undi called on Chewa People to send children to school both boys and girls.
Kalonga said it is sad to not that some parents prefer sending boys to school and leave girls home, saying “A girl child also deserve better education than anybody.”
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