Mulli pumps K3mil as Mutharika denies nepotism through Mulhako wa Alhomwe

President Peter Mutharika  has dismissed allegations of nepotism over  Mulhako wa Alhomwe, a cultural movement that is closely associated with his ruling Democratic Progressive Party, DPP.

President Peter Mutharika and the First Lady entering the hall the Mulhako wa Alhomwe fundraising dinner at BICC in Lilongwe (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika and the First Lady entering the hall the Mulhako wa Alhomwe fundraising dinner at BICC in Lilongwe (C)Stanley Makuti

Chairperson of Mulhako wa alhomwe Prof.James Seyani (L) sharing a lighter moment with Mr.Leston Mulli during the Mulhako wa alhomwe fundraising dinner (C)Stanley Makuti

Chairperson of Mulhako wa alhomwe Prof.James Seyani (L) sharing a lighter moment with Mr.Leston Mulli during the Mulhako wa alhomwe fundraising dinner (C)Stanley Makuti

Master of ceremony auctioning the Bible written in Lomwe language (C)Stanley Makuti

Master of ceremony auctioning the Bible written in Lomwe language (C)Stanley Makuti

Some of the participants at the dinner(C)Stanley Makuti

Some of the participants at the dinner(C)Stanley Makuti

Mutharika  has  been accused of nepotism  and trabalsim by  critics that he offers lucrative positions in government, from cabinet, diplomatic missions, heads of state organs the people  of Mulhako wa Alhomwe.

President Mutharika is patron of the movement.

But speaking at the movement’s fund-raising event at the Bingu conference centre in Lilongwe Friday night which was beamed live on state controlled MBC tv, Mutharika brushed aside the criticism, saying the Muhlakho was aimed at instilling cultural pride and not to dominate others.

“We established our cultural group not to make us pompous but to make us a confident people, whether we live and work there is more wisdom in being humble and confident without looking down upon ourselves” Mutharika said.

He emphasized that it is not the group’s prerogative to portray the Lomwe tribe as being more powerful in the country than fellow Malawians.

“We do not claim and we are not determined to be more important than others, God created us all equal and we are all Malawians but we must be self-assertive and a confident people capable of doing wonders like any other race on earth and this are what I want every tribal grouping in this country to feel like.” Mutharika added.
The President urged various cultural groups in the country to embrace unity and said he would not tolerate anyone in the country to suffer any sort of stigma and discrimination because of culture.

“Culture is there to make us a confident people and its aim is to restore identity,” said Mutharika, and added, “Let’s use culture as a tool for youth development and let’s work hard to develop our country.”

Mutharika further urged Malawians to support all cultural groups in the country as a way of fostering unity among all tribes.

He also appealed to all who had made commitments towards supporting the Mulhako wa Lhomwe to honour their promises so that this year’s event becomes successful.

As part of fundraising, the seats next to the First Lady, Madame Dr Getrude Mutharika, and the Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima, were auctioned at initial price of K2 million.

Business gurus, Jean Mathanga (Mrs.) and Leston Mulli emerged the highest bidders with the ceiling prices of K3.5million and K3million and they respectively sat next to the First Lady and the Veep.

On display at the fundraising dinner dance were Lhomwe delicacies the likes of Kalongonda, Makaka, Nandolo, herbs and roots believed to invigorate men’s sexual desire and performance namely, Mthubulo and Gondolosi, and neck/waist bead-strings for women.

This year’s Mulhako wa Lhomwe cultural festival will be held on October 30 at its Headquarters, Chonde Ground, in Thyolo District.

 

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
1 month 20 days ago
If we talk of tribalism,Mulhako wa Alhomwe fund raising dinner,is just that.Admitedly,I have never come across such a partisan gathering attended by the Head of State who himself belongs to the same tribal persuasion.Astonishingly,not only he was directly invited,but also because he and his brother die-hard tribalist late Bingu Muthalika formed this tribalistically motivated cult to divide and rule the people of Malawi.SHAME!!! Robert Mugabe is also a die-hard tribalist,but has never formed the Mulhako Wa Mashona.The fact is that,Mulhako Wa Alhomwe not only has enhanced the supremacy of a minority uneducated cult,but also has extensively established nepotistic platform in… Read more »
Chemwali chimwene
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Chemwali chimwene
1 month 20 days ago

Those who think he is not tribalist belong to the lomwe tribe. Look at the cabnet and embassy posting for starters.

Makaka
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Makaka
1 month 20 days ago

Peace loving president kkkkkkk usanditopese aise za manyizo

International Observer
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International Observer
1 month 21 days ago

The simplest and fitting headlines should have been “Mulhakho wa Alhomwe holds a fundraining dinner/dance in Lilongwe” – other than mentioning Mulli as if all the event was centred on him and organized by him. In all fairness Mulli is naturally of the same tribe therefore he had the right to be there let alone donating money.

Charlie
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Charlie
1 month 19 days ago

If Mulli has 3million to donate why doesnt he pay for this distressed loans/debt at MSB?

Mwananyanian
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1 month 21 days ago

Those are wise words about culture from the President.
Contrast that with Kamuzu’s incessant promotion of everything that is Chewa, and putting down every one else. Abale inu, eh!
And the aLhomwe were probably treated with most contempt by that dictator; they were definitely ignored as if they were tribe non grata! Asa.
Just watch though, right here on this forum: some will read tribalism in APM’s message, regardless.
Putting words in his mouth. Or plain wishful thinking that he exhibits that tendency.
The man promotes all cultures, even if he really doesn’t understand them. He’s simply a peace loving President.

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