All roads in Mzimba led to Edingeni at the residence of Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali where a Ngoni traditional festival where he slaughtered two bulls in a celebration of the New Year.
Inkosi ya Makosi Mbelwa the fourth said the Vice President has always remembered his roots despite his ascendancy to the high office.
The Paramount Ngoni chief said people of Mzimba will eternally remain grateful to President Joyce Banda for choosing one of their sons as her deputy, pledging the districts continued support to her administration in appreciation of the gesture.
Mbelwa who was accompanied by Chewa’s Senior Chief Lukwa and his new wife, said President Banda had shown a spirit of caring for all Malawians including providing food relief to those that have been affected by food shortages.
Vice President Kachali said President Joyce Banda will soon introduce cattle, cash crop and other community support programmes within this year, asking people to prepare themselves to benefit from such programmes.
“The President is very keen to develop this country. That cannot happen if we do not support her initiatives. The initiatives include rearing of cattle which after we breed we give to others, growing of cash crops such as soya which will add to our production to generate incomes apart from cash crops,” said kachali.
The vice president thanked people of Mzimba for their continued support to the administration of President Banda saying it was giving hope to all Malawians that the country will recover economically.
Later the vice presidents wife Mrs. Martha Kachali cheered expectant mothers and the sick at the Edingeni rural hospital. Mrs Kachali said the New Year should give hope to all Malawians of better times ahead.