Mulhako wa Alhomwe festival to have other tribes: K60m budget

Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural heritage is set to celebrate seven years of its existence on October 26 in Mulanje where they have invited other cultural tribes to interact and showcase their cultural aspects and activities.

Villant(right)Vokhiwa(middle) and a member of the organising committee

Villant(right)Vokhiwa(middle) and a member of the organising committee

Flashback: Mulakho celebrations

Flashback: Mulakho celebrations

Organisers of the event said they have includes other tribes as one way of creating platform for cultural exchange.

Vice chairperson for media committee in the organizing committee for Mulhako wa Alhomwe, Villant Jana disclosed this in an interview with Nyasa Times in Blantyre as the preparations for the event are at an advanced stage.

She said this year’s activities will see performances and exhibitions from other cultural groupings like Ngonis, Sena and others visitors from Mozambique and Zambia.

Vice chairperson of catering committee, Pilirani Vokhiwa said this year’s event budget has been pegged at K60 million from last year’s K45 million  as they are expecting to have more people this year.

Meanwhile, Malawi President Peter Mutharika will on Friday, October 10 be the Guest of Honour at a fundraising dinner dance for Mulhakho wa Alhomwe at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre.

Mutharika will install chief Ngongoliwa of Thyolo district to Traditional Authority to be the first Traditional Authority for Lomwe tribe.

The grouping which was established in order to provide exposure and preserve the Lhomwe cultural customs have not indicated whether at the festival there will be the annual Mulhakho ‘s ‘reed dance’ when topless girls dance before the patrons.

The establishment of Mulhako wa Alhomwe brought animosity among non-Lhomwe Malawians who deemed the organization as an ‘employment bureau’ aimed at catapulting the Lhomwes to influential positions in the DPP government.

However, the accusations were denied saying the Lhomwes came up with the grouping to follow the footsteps of what other tribes like Ngonis and Chewas are already doing in keeping their respective cultures alive.

The Lhomwes are largely found in Phalombe, Mulanje, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Zomba and Machinga and they are identified according to their dialects namely Amihavan, Amanyawa, Amaratha, Alikhuku, Amarevoni, Amahito, Amakuwa, Anyamwello, Amuhipiti, Ameeto, Akhokhola, Amihekani, Amalokot, Anguru and Atakhwani.

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Chendele
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mwana ampweteketsa uyo bele chonchi samaliza sukulu a dya kameneka keneko muzizati bwanji ku mpoto ana akulimbikila sukulu or a kutengelani maudindo. how advertise good breasts like this. can you see a VUwa akukauza kamwana kuti kawapotse phone number yake akumane madzula ku madyelero

Tengupenya
Guest

abambo kuvina atavala suit yamakono pamene atsikana kuvina bele liri pamtunda – any culture in this?

nthawi ya njara kumwerera K60m pa phwando, Mulungu satilanga nazo zimenezi?

mabvuzi ayabwa
Guest

Fuck all this. That is why we Northerners want our own grouping.

pearson sadala
Guest

Malawi is,sick.people. Have no food and you spend 60 plus million for sweet nothing

Manyazi ndi Malawi
Guest
I couldnt resist commenting on this. Everyone is saying there is an issue with the topless female dancer to a point people are stating that this is immoral. Who told these people that anything african is immoral. Anthu amene amabisala under the guise of moral superiority and cultural bankruptcy are the ones that deceive themselves. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with celebrating culture. The overcensorship of peoples sexuality is what actually causes anthu akuda especially Amalawi kuti adzifa ndi matenda. We all have seen females breast feeding in public. I think hypocrisy is the problem. And stop this… Read more »
John
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VUWA KAUNDA, WHAT TYPE OF STUPIDITY IS THIS? YOU DONT JOIN SUCH DANCES. TCHOPA YOU CAN JOIN, MGANDA, YOU CAN. BUT CERTAINLY TO THE DANCE YOU ARE SEEN ON, NOT EVEN GULE WAMKULU.

Yusuf sadic
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Timadziwa ku MW kul mavut osanenek beanj osatenga ndalam zambir ngat zimenez ndikumangira mnyumba mako athu kapen kuwakongoza mavenda Ngakhale mutamawapatsa 1m munthu ndingathandiz anthu angat mwin ,60 koma kungomwaz ngat ndif olemera anthu akuvutik kunjak

lutepo
Guest

Koma ziliko. It pleases other ethnic groupings to congregate openly and yet when others just express another school of thought they are labeled all sorts of names.

NGONI PRINCESS
Guest

AKWEENIIII!!!!! AKWENIIIII!!!! Mutoona zichitika apaziyeee????

Felix Mizimbe
Guest
This is precisely what abiti Kaliati was critising over the weekend on issue of bridal shower and now its herself ant other mapuyaz. Guys lets be serious with issue of culture alongside on dignity. Imagine an innocent girl being exposed to predators who are roaming out there in the name of mulhakho. This is pathetic and I believe Honourable Kaliati is in the organising committee and will check this type of dressing. If you are to protect these girls then then shouldnt be invited to grace thjs function and I doubt if the virus will spare these girls. N o… Read more »
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