President Mutharika not patron of Mulhakho – Mangulama

The tribal grouping, Mulhakho wa Alhomwe (MWA), which is being pressurised to return undisclosed amount of money it received from the National Aids Commission (NAC), has said President Peter Mutharika is not their patron and that in its Constitution there is no position of a patron.

President Mutharika: Not patron

President Mutharika: Not patron

According to Bright Mangulama, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, MWA is completely separate from any government entity or political party.

Mangulama said the grouping was registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act to promote the Lhomwe culture and that it brings  together all the Lhomwes across the nation and beyond.

“MWA is a cultural group headed by a Board of Trustees and coordinated by a secretariat on behalf of all Lhomwe people.

“MWA would like to make it clear that in its Constitution, there is no position of a patron and as such MWA does not have a Patron,” said Mangulama.

The grouping received financial support from NAC for the annual Lhomwe celebrations, a development that did not go down well with some civil society organisations, who have subsequently organised nationwide demonstrations asking the grouping and Beautify Malawi Trust of First Lady Gertrude Mutharika to return the money they received from the Commission because they don’t have HIV/AIDs intervention programmes. The Trust is said to have received K5 million grant.

But recently MWA denied to have received cash from the Commission despite requesting K9.4 million from NAC.

Mangulama told the media that they only received services from the Commission, as such they cannot pay back the money as the grouping was also in the dark as to how much was NAC spent during the celebrations.

He therefore said it was disheartening that some people are politicizing and demonising the “noble work” MWA is doing in the fight against HIV/AIDs in the country.

Mangulama  said through the support provided by NAC, MWA managed mobilise large number of traditional leaders from the Lhomwe belt and beyond to their October 25 2014 annual gathering.

“The traditional and cultural institution like Mulhakho wa Alhomwe are very crucial in addressing HIV/AIDs prevention strategies.

“As such is disheartening that instead of encouraging cultural groups, such as MWA, to scale up their work in the fight against HIV/AIDs, some CSOs and political leaders would like pull the MWA efforts down,” said Mangulama during a news conference recently.

Members of MWA are distributed across the country, but their population is concentrated in the Shire Highlands districts of Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba, according to Mangulama.

“Coincidentally, HIV/AIDs statistics have shown that these districts have the highest HIV/AIDs prevalence rate,” he said.

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tuvitwana
Guest

Alomwe munya, mutha kukokoloka ndi madzi kwanuko atumbuka Ali phee. Kwa Nkando, Phalombe mutha. Mitengo yonse munatha kudula ntumbuka Ali phee. Mutha ndi madzi agaru inu.

kamps
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one stupid tribe is the tumbukas,they are busy speaking chichewa in Mzuzu and yet nobody dares to speak Tumbuka in Lilongwe,Blantyre and Zomba ,promote ur culture not just promoting demonstrations,fools

Kangaroooo!!!
Guest

There is one president in malawi….swallow that

Malawi wa Lero
Guest

Akulu akulu a DPP ndi aplezidenti awo ali bize kupherera zinthu zazing’onozing’ono ngati zomwe tiwerenga umuzi, koma zowopsya zikutentha uko nkumayandikira. Msilikali anaphedwa ndiapolisi, anatsindiratsira nkumaganiza kuti zatha. Wachiwiri kugulu lasilikali anamangidwa ndi ku zunzidwa ndiapolisi (sizinayambe zachitika m’Malawi). Tikudziwa kuti bomaili kuyambila kale lili ndisapoti ya apolisi. Apolisi nawo tsopano ayamba kuphedwa mwa chisawawa kuwonetsa kenakake koma mwa chizolowezi a DPP ndi plezidenti wawo ali phe. Osadabwa kuti chikuchitika ndi chani. Very soon a bullet will go through someones medulla or oblangata – And its very soon. Mark my words. Liabunya the prophet may have seen something similar.

Alopwaba
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Speaking to local radio MIJ FM,  Mulhako’s Secretariat Administrator, Mutchana Nkhwaye, said the Lhomwes would use the opportunity to also pay homage to their fallen patron.

Incase u have forgotten.

Bwantasa Gomdwe
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Chifukwa chiyani atamwalira Bingu mulakho unatha? Wayambanso atabsera Peter kusonyeza kuti munalibe patron okupangani sponsor. Musatinamize kuti Peter si patron. Tipita kwa registrar general tikapanga search.

Mbanangwa
Guest

No ’70’ would like to know what is special about MWA. The speciality of this group, if you did not know, is theft. They have been siphoning money from different organisations in the country.

opportunist
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What is so special with this grouping

chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
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chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa

Mitundu inanso ili nawo mabungwe. lembani proposal yomveka mudzalandira nawo ndalama ZA NAC.

it
Guest

Is NAC still giving grants?

atate
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Kabwira conitnue losing you reputation

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