Chewa’s Kulamba ceremony held in style: Photo focus

The cultural pilgrimage of the Chewa’s from Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, the annual Kulamba Ceremony, was held on Saturday, at Mkaika, Katete District in Zambia and it was colourful event.

Chewa chief Kalonga Gawa undi walks around to greet the assembled people-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chewa chief Kalonga Gawa undi walks around to greet the assembled people-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chewa people are known by eating Mbewa and grow maize -pic by Lisa Vintull

Chewa people are known by eating Mbewa and grow maize -pic by Lisa Vintull

Malawi delegation walks to Kasusu to pay homage to Kalonga Gawa Undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Malawi delegation walks to Kasusu to pay homage to Kalonga Gawa Undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Malawis Former Veep Justin Malewezi and Chief Lukwa at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla.

Malawis Former Veep Justin Malewezi and Chief Lukwa at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla.

Lomwe dances from Malawi displays their dancing culture at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla.

Lomwe dances from Malawi displays their dancing culture at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla.

Mbumba za Gawa Undi, a group of women singing at kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Mbumba za Gawa Undi, a group of women singing at kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chiefs from Malawi walks topay homage to Kalaonga Gawa undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chiefs from Malawi walks topay homage to Kalaonga Gawa undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia speaking at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia speaking at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

People surronded Kasusu to pay homage to Kalonga Gawa Undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

People surronded Kasusu to pay homage to Kalonga Gawa Undi-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chief Gomani chats with his fellow chief at the kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Chief Gomani chats with his fellow chief at the kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Mganda from Malawi spices up the kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Mganda from Malawi spices up the kulamba ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Every last Saturday in the month of August, the Chewa’s from the three countries throng their headquarters at Mkaika to unify with their ancestors to commemorate their rich cultural heritage of paying homage to Paramount Chief Kalonga Gawa Undi.

In his address, His Majesty Kalonga Gawa Undi, urged leaders from the three government to avoid meddling into the chieftainship wrangles but rather allow the chiefs themselves to resolve them amicably.

While commending governments effort for various initiatives which aims at transforming people’s lives in the three countries, Gawa Undi said he was not happy that political leaders have failed to honour the court ruling in some instances.

“This is very bad and I am not happy with this,” Said Kalonga who spoke through former Parliamentarian, David Phiri.

Gawa Undi urged chiefs in the three countries to encourage their subjects to send their children both boys and girls to school saying the future of any nation is held in the hands of educated citizens.

Zambian Vice President, Inonge Wina, said her government will look critically into the Kalonga complaint and address them as soon as possible.

Wina said Zambian government will continue including chiefs in running its affairs.

“That is why soon after taking over government, we created special ministry of Chiefs so that chiefs are close with government.”

Some for the very important people who attended this year’s Kulamba ceremony included, Malawi’s High Commissioner to Zambia David Bandawe, Malawi Minister of Sports, Grace Obama Chiumia, former Zambian President, Lupiya Bwezani Banda, Zambian Minister of Youth Vincent Mwale, Provincial Minister for Eastern Region Malonzo Sichone, United Party for National development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema, Chief Chikulamayembe, Inkosi ya Makosi Mbelwa, Paramount chief Lundu, Mwene wa mamwene Ngongoliwa and Paramount chief Kyungu.

Former Malawi First Lady, Callista Mutharika also attended the function and Minister of Home Affairs, Jean Kalirani was also among few politicians who attended the ceremony.

The Chewa’s are scattered in the vast region that encompasses about 137 Chewa chiefdoms in Malawi, 33 in Mozambique and 42 in Zambia.

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22 thoughts on “Chewa’s Kulamba ceremony held in style: Photo focus”

  1. WATSOPANO says:

    ZAZII M’MAKACHITACHIYANI KU MWAMBO WA ACHEWA OSAMADYA NJOKA ZANUZO. ONANI AZANU AKUWONETSA ZAKUDYA ZOMWE AMAKONDA NANU MUZITULUTSA NJOKA PA MULAKHO WANU KUSONYEZA KUTI NDI ALOMWE ODYA ZIMENEZO.

  2. Odi Ukooooo says:

    Kodi mbumba za Gawa Undizo ndi za PP eti? Zovalatu zikukhala ngati nsalu ija yokhala ndi lock, kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  3. wa ku Mitchesi kuja!!!! says:

    Koma Achewa kudyanso mbewa eti?
    Si inu pajanso m’maanyoza aLhomwe pokudya mbewa zomwezo? Simukaziwa kuti aLhomwe’o amakonda mbewazo chifuka cha “protein” wambiri?

  4. amina says:

    Look at the Malawi delegation are you serious? Kikiki. There were better pictures to show us than the lhomwe which we already know.

  5. Nathan says:

    Kodi a Nyasa times, mwambo wa a Chewa mmalo mowonetsa zithunzi za gule wa Nyawu, mukuwonetsa zithunzi za gule wa a Lomwe! Uwu simwambo wa Mlakho wa a Lomwe koma ndi mwambo wa a Chewa! IMPROVE YOUR JOURNALISM!!!

  6. Goliath says:

    kodi vilombo omaletsa kujambula? zitikuzionatu….

  7. Mwamfunsa says:

    I like ths association that had Just Been discovered @kulamba. Lets associate with any other tribe To unify our country n region. Thax Lomwez, Ngondez, Tumbukaz n others fo attendn the event. As chewaz, w r proud of u

  8. Ralph says:

    Achewa moto!zilibo timawunyadira mtundu wathuwu.we have dominant language,the rst are nothing.

  9. kavungachembekwalichanthera says:

    nice

  10. Kodi Mtaba sindiwe Mlomwe iwe???? nanga ku Mkaika umakachitakonji????

  11. koma kumeneko says:

    Gawa adzakhaledi Ku Malawi or mwambo wakulamba udzichitikira kuno

  12. Mthawanji says:

    Zikuoneka ngati ku Malawi ndi kumene kuli a chewa a mbili mafumu 137 ndiye bwanji Gawa undi osakhala ku Malawi?

  13. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    Mulhako wa achipeta!

  14. Mlakho says:

    Mbewa zimakoma.Tatigayirenikoni.

  15. Kandapako says:

    Kodi mzunguyo ali limodzi ndi Dr. Ntaba ndi Mchewa??

  16. Zangazatha says:

    Zaziii. angulu akufuna chani kwa achewa

  17. Zinthu zongoyenda zokha osachita kuononga ndalama zaboma. Kamwambo kena kamayima akangochoka m’boma.

  18. mary says:

    Kang’wing’wi ali kuti?

  19. Martin chibweya says:

    Gule mwatimana zithuzi

  20. Ta Sauka says:

    Kusangalatsa ngati mwambo wa chilhomwe

  21. Thom Paul Duncan Nkalodzwa says:

    Zabwino kwabasi ndithu

  22. Frank phiri says:

    Mwambo wochititsa chidwi, koma Gologolo alikuti, tapostani chithuzi.

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