Chewa Heritage admits poor timing on Gawa Undi’s visit

Chewa Heritage Foundation, an umbrella body of the Chewa grouping in Malawi has admitted that they were late in conveying the message about the visit of their paramount leader for all Chewa’s in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, His Majesty Kalonga Gawa Undi.

Prof Kanyama Phiri: Re-working on the program

Prof Kanyama Phiri: Re-working on the program

The sentiments comes following government’s decision to stop Gawa Undi from visiting Malawi citing that there are few important measures that need to be put in place before a person of Gawa Undi’s calibre visit the country which include security among others.

The government through Local Government Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa stated that they were not informed in time about the chiefs visit hence the cancellation of the trip.

Chewa Heritage Foundation Chairperson Kanyama Phiri admitted that they were on the wrong side and that they have currently rescheduling the program.

“We informed the government but late. We wrote the government through the Ministry of Local government on 7th with Gawa Undi expected to arrive on 9th September” said Kanyama Phiri.

Kanyama Phiri further said they will also communicate with President Peter Mutharika in time about Gawa Undi’s expected visit through Senior Chief Lukwa.

As per tradition, Gawa Undi always meet the President whenever he visits Malawi this is according to Phiri.

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21 thoughts on “Chewa Heritage admits poor timing on Gawa Undi’s visit”

  1. Rodgers Banda says:

    Who is this chewaharamount chief? Where does he come from? Where is he to meet minor chiefs? Who were the chewa in Malavi Kingdom? History states clearly the clan names of the Malavi people
    Who are the decendantts of King Karonga? Are the names we hear today clan names of Malavi people? No no no.
    . Now that we are mixed let’s make a diverse cultural celebration in comemoration of our old past. We very well know Lundi’s history. Karonga’s history is vanishing and being destorted by overzealous grey haired professors. Let’s go back to history and implement it to our school curriculum. We need Yaos Tonga Lomwe Ngoni manganja khonde nyanja sena etc to join celebrate as one -not politicise cultures

  2. Basikolp says:

    You stupid Mlakhos think you can control chewas??? Machende anu onankha achimlhakho wo!!

  3. i will there .you chewas munaba mphamvu zathu za anyanja we are owners of mother language not you

  4. Mnunkhaludzu says:

    The problem in Malawi is that we have started politicizing everything! Gawa Undi used to come to Malawi during the Kamuzu, Muluzi and Bingu eras to visit his chiefs. We did not hear such type of protocols. This current trend of bringing tribal issues into politics will be a big damage to our future. Politicians need to be very careful on this! Does it mean other Paramount Chiefs like Mpezeni follow the same protocol to visit his chiefs in Malawi? We need to learn to keep traditional functions or issues out of politics. Let us emulate the Kamuzu philosophy of No Chewas, Tumbukas, Lhomwes, Yaos, Nkhondes, Yaos but We are all Malawians.

  5. wangonde says:

    jemba,jemba ndianzanu ndinunu aneru takuyamikilani pajatu munazolowela akazi anu ngakhaie akuphikilani bwino nkubelekelani ana..mpana kutukwana chigrader ndinsewu nkuyesa bingu.kakhaleni president ndinu mwembwa umwe kuzolowela kumenya anthu nd ana asukulu. mudikile 1 0ys nyaunu ndani anaiwala zanu lnu. kapezeni president okusambisani ndukudyesani akubelekeleni ndi ana omwe. shut up.kabwezeni ndalamazo nkutheka mumabaso.

  6. The Patriot says:

    Chewas please unite and help us unseat Mulhako from government. MCP is the only party and Chewas are the only group which can save Malawi from Mulhako and DPP! With DPP and Mulhako in power only the Lhomwe belt will develop. We need national development and NOT tribal development!

  7. myao says:

    Zopusa from mbali zonse, zamasanje.

  8. golo says:

    these tribal loyalties are now becoming commonplace of late. I don’t recall during kamuzu era where people were mobilizing themselves to pay homage to chiefs even during bakili muluzi’s era. its only during bingu’s era that we started experiencing these cultural groupings and now they seem to be the in-thing. these things are the ones promoting tribalism imo. We are living is days of technology and we are supposed to be advanced in terms of social and cultural cohesion but I think because of the politics involved we are sadly going backwards because of these cultural ceremonies. kamuzu only promoted one Malawi-no chewas, tumbukas, lhomwes, yaos, tongas- that was kamuzu philosophy of uniting people of diverse cultures and tribes into just Malawians. ooh! how I miss kamuzu , the great leader and statesman.

  9. Kafumbata says:

    Lomwe sanje cholakhwika chinali chiyani apa? Tiyeni tilemekeze Fumu ya aChewa.

  10. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Iam not @ home ryt now, but iam on my way going to c my ex gal. I wil col u dot worry, ney!

  11. Public Administrator says:

    The esteemed professor is simply being respectful. Otherwise, Government acted arbitrarily by stopping Gawa Undi’s visit. Let’s face it. Government had two days information. That was sufficient. In fact, it was sufficient courtesy. Otherwise, as a private citizen and being a free tribal man, and a pass port holder of a passport from a SADC and commonwealth member states, he did not need a visa or, in fact, any permission. If government wants to purge politics out of ordinary people’s lives, they should have shown have desisted from acting arbitrarily.

  12. King Jaffe Joffer says:

    Whats wrong with our professors?

  13. Malawian!!! says:

    May the good Lord forgives all those who insulted the Minister yesterday.

  14. Chimangeni says:

    Only 2 days, Kodi Mukufuna Mutipherenso APM Wathuyu Achewa Inu?

  15. mbuli67 says:

    @m’Malawi weniweni, mchewa by birth is peace loving don’t be scared of him. These cultural groupings are good for the peace of the country for these leaders would always fight in their minds to see who can peacefully control his group

  16. savimbi stevovo says:

    He has been tuned to say those words inorder to save Govt face. The truth is,they want Peter, DPP President to welcome Gawa Undi and influence him in one way or the other(Politics at its best) .DPP is the Worst Government ever.Imangopanga zaumambala mambala basi komaso u DICTATORSHIP akakhala olamula Boma.The problem at hand, the only reason behind Rejecting Gawa Undi’s visit is DPP fears its own Failures and fear of being Exposed to the world. “Kukana nsalu ya akulu nkubviyika”.Better still THE CHEWA HERITAGE,they did INFORM the Government, whether it was on time or not the fact remains. Me,I thought they didn’t do the Protocols nicely, but they did,so WHATS THE PROBLEM NOW? Something is FISHY somewhere. Timva bwino zowona zeni zeni.

    1. fisi says:

      so u his coming is based on political in nature? if not why posing those ideas? bad motives! if that was the case ng’o! to hell with your so called chief! mfumu amayenera kuongolera anthu not kuombanitsa mitu. how long did it take for the chanco student to sung “maiwa nabola abingu!” mudziona patali

  17. Kandapako says:

    Poti Nankhumwa wakana inu a Professor ndiye njenjenje mpaka kuvomera kuti mdalakwa! Kuopa Boma nkhani zake zomwezi?

  18. Thanduxolo says:

    Did Zulu King Goodwin Zwelithini ignite xenophobic violence? Khawundixeleleni ngoku! Uphi ubuqqina?

  19. Thanduxolo says:

    It should either be “The sentiments come” or “The sentiment comes”! How I miss my English teachers-Mrs Nkhota, Mrs Mvwinji, Mr Chimtambo, Mr Mhango & Mr Tomoka!

  20. M'Malawi Weniweni says:

    How can a person of Prof. Kanyama’s standing give 2 days notice of the visit of Chewa chief to government and president. Also how can he not know that the president was out of country at time of visit? My view is that Malawi is promoting things that will come to haunt them later with these traditional groupings. They are and will be used for politics to devastating effects. You can recall how the Zulu chief is South Africa ignited xenophobia.

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