Chakwera, Kachali attend Kulamba ceremony

Vice President Khumbo Kachali and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Dr Lazarous Chakwera joined  thousands of Chewa people of  Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique in celebrating the Kulamba ceremony at Mkaika in Katete, Zambia

The ceremony which was attended by Zambian vice president Guy Scott was presidend by Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi of the Chewa of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique .

It was characterised by drum beat, songs and Chewa dances including the nyau performed by ‘Gule wa Mukulu’.

In a special message Gawa Undi said: “Let us remember to send our children to school both girls and boys, let us discourage cultural practices that promote the spread of HIV and AIDS and let us remain united as Chewas.”

Chakwera , his wife and senior members of MCP witness the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Chakwera , his wife and senior members of MCP witness the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

He also reminded Chewas that the ‘Gule wa Mkulu’ was a culture practice and not a religion .

The chief implored them to live in harmony   with other tribes.

In his speech, Vice President Kachali said Malawi government considers the Kulamba ceremony as a key event that brings Chewa people from the three countries together to exchange cultural and farming ideas.

He said his government cherishes traditional leaders because they are key in the decentralisation programme play a role at community level.

Several dignitaries, local and foreign tourists attended this years Kulamba ceremony.

Vice-President Guy Scott welcoming his Malawian counterpart Khumbo Kachali at Mwami border. They were in Eastern Province to witness the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. – Picture by CHRISTINE CHISHA

Vice-President Guy Scott welcoming his Malawian counterpart Khumbo Kachali at Mwami border. They were in Eastern Province to witness the Kulamba ceremony of the Chewa people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. – Picture by CHRISTINE CHISHA

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