The Malawi Development Network-London, an sssociation of Malawians living in Greater London is holding a networking gala dinner and dance this Saturday 19th December at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London from 6.30pm which will see the Malawi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Kena Mphonda being the guest of honour.
MDNL was formed two years ago as a London based association to contribute to strategic planning processes and public policy development in Malawi and also act as a think tank that will be a source of innovative ideas for the development of Malawi;.
The grouping also aims to facilitate debate on topical issues that are critical for the development of the country; facilitate productive participation of Malawians living in Greater London and beyond in the economic activities of the country particularly in trade, investment and tourism..
MDNL also identify expertise among Malawians and friends of Malawi living in Greater London and beyond to contribute to various aspects of development of the country
According to MDNL chairman, Watipatso Mkandawire said the event this year is aimed at facilitating dialogue of the various networks that represent Malawi diaspora as well as friends of Malawi in the United Kingdom.
“ MDNL will also be extending a special welcome to the new High Commissioner who recently presented his letters of credence. It is an opportunity to share experiences as well as get to know who is doing what in business, health, education, community services and many services in support of Malawi’s development,”said Mkandawire.
He pointed out that a number of Malawian small business operators based in UK, will be displaying their services.
“It’s high time as Malawians we support each other businesses. That is the only way we can grow and excel. The model has worked for centuries and that is the reason for the success of corner shops in the UK for example”, said Watipaso.
Amongst the businesses that will promote their services include personal beauty, fashion, employment agencies, funeral insurance services, off-shore investment, financial services, catering and many more.
To entertain guests, music will be dished out by DJ GNICE and there will also be an opportunity to watch the guest artists, all the way from Denmark, Kidd Mkandawire of the Mafumbo fame, and former Kalimba band member.
Director of events will be James Nkhutabasa Woods.
Tickets, which are going at £45 single, kids menu at £15 and £80 double can be bought either on Eventbrite website or contact the following:
Phyllis Chipojola – 07931 353 737
George Ajassi 07710 597 823
Wonderful Khonje – 07875 612 246
Francisca Mkandawire 07960 010 495Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :