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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78 thoughts on “President Mutharika not patron of Mulhakho – Mangulama”

  1. tuvitwana says:

    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.

  2. kamps says:

    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

  3. Kangaroooo!!! says:

    There is one president in malawi….swallow that

  4. Malawi wa Lero says:

    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.

  5. Alopwaba says:

    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.

  6. Bwantasa Gomdwe says:

    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.

  7. Mbanangwa says:

    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.

  8. opportunist says:

    What is so special with this grouping

  9. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

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

    1. it says:

      Is NAC still giving grants?

  10. atate says:

    Kabwira conitnue losing you reputation

  11. mtila zomba says:

    ALHOMWEEEE ALHOMWEEEE = NOPHIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Winatu ndiwa nyau amaika bibi pakamwa kkk ndatukwana inee? mumufunse kabwira

  12. NYIKA PEOPLE MUST ALSO FORM THEIR OWN NYIKALAND EMANCIPATION MOVEMENT CALLING FOR THE SECESSION OF NYIKALAND. THIS DUDE, PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA, HAS PREPARED HIS LOMWE TRIBE TO OPPRESS OTHER TRIBES ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM THE NYIKALAND. IT IS TIME NYIKALAND PEOPLE TO WAKE UP FROM THEIR DEEP SLEEP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR SELF DETERMINATION. THE MUTHARIKA BROTHERS HAVE SEND PALADIN IN NYIKALAND TO POISON YOUR RIVERS AND YOU. THIS JUST HAPPENED NOT LONG TIME AGO. PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA UNLEASHED POLICE TERROR ON YOU. THIS TERROR COMES FROM HIS TRIBESMEN. WAKE UP NYIKA PEOPLE AND FIGHT WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, NYIKALAND. ALLUTA CONTINUA UNTIL NYIKALAND IS FREE.

  13. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Nobody cares who Mlakho patron is

  14. Political Analyst says:

    Kukhala ndi president wachilomwe tisasowe mtendere ayi

  15. Prophet says:

    Am lhomwe.
    I belong to MWA.
    Am Malamian.
    Malawi is my country.
    Am HIV positive.
    NAC is there for me.

    I don’t see anything wrong if MWA a cultural heritage group from Malawi get funding from NAC.

  16. meya says:

    Koma alomwe ndiye akukwananidi. Nanga 2019 ndi liti. hehehe pipipi odi uko.

  17. ASAAAÀAA…JUST PAY BACK THE MONEY!HOW DARE YOU SAY MWA IS DOING NOBLE WORK WHEN YOU FORCE YOUNG GIRLS TO BARE THEIR BREASTS! MWA IS EVIL AND HARAM.. PERIOD!YOU ARE ALL CONDEMNED….. INCLUDING YOUR PATRON!

  18. kangali says:

    ka federalism kanu kaja Kali ziiii. Alhomwe ndi deal.Ife timawoopa a yao osati zinazi. Mwachinsazo mavoti aja akakhala atupele sakanavomeleza. Koma mbuzi za MCP zili basi lamulirani .Ndiye 2019 kaya kubela kuliponso.

  19. kangali says:

    The more you hate lomwe the more the will rule you forever.Kaya ndikubera bola akulamula.2019 tilamulanso.Tibelanso.Inu mizongolongolora choncho.Kaya APM amwalira tiyokaponso wina.Asafuna athawe Ku Malawi.Alhomwe nooophiya

  20. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    EVER SINCE THE INCEPTION OF MWA,THE FOUNDING FATHER LATE BWM WAS ADDRESSED AS FOUNDER AND CHIEF PATRON OF DE GROUPIN.ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SUPORT MATERIALLY,FINANCIALLY ARE PROPERLY CALLED PATRONS. SO MWANAMVEKA IS A PATRON,MAI KALIATI IS A PATRON,AND SO IS MALOPA ETC .BUT THERE WILL ALWAYS B THE KING PING-THE ONE WHO COMMANDS THE MOST RESPECT IN THIS INSTANCE IS APM AFTER DE DEMISE OF BWM.WHO CAN DISPUTE THIS?HAS APM SURRENDERED POSITION TO ANOTHER PERSON? IF SO, IS IT COZ IT IS NOW ASSOCIATED WITH ABUSE NATIONAL COFFERS AND OF YOUNG SCHOOL GIRLS IN THE NAME OF TRADITION WORSE STILL IN PRESENCE OF SUPOSED CHILD PROTECTORS LIKE KALIATI?.WHAT A SHAMEFUL THING! SO APM AS CHIEF PATRON PLS CLEAN UP THE IMAGE OF YO MWA.INSTEAD OF DISOWNING YO IMPLIED ROLE.MWA IS YO BABY MR. APM.AND UR CHIEF PATRON.HOW ABOUT DAT?

  21. Fathara says:

    INU SIMUNGAWONE KUTI NTUNDU WA LOMWE ULI NGATI NTUNDU WAMA -Jews- ISLAELITES?? NTUNDU UMENEWU NDIWOSAKHIDWA, MULUNGU AKUFUNA KUTI UKAKONZE ZITHU KU MALAWI KUNO NDIPO ZAYAMBA KALE KUSITHA. BINGU ATABWELA ANAKOZA ZAMBILI CHACHIKULU CHIMENE A MALAWI SAZAMUYIWALA NACHO NDI FETELEZA OTCHIPA. LELO PITANI KU LILONGWE MUKAWONE ZIMENE BINGU ANACHITA. WAMASO AKUZIMU AKUWONA, KOMA AMENE ALI NDI MASO AKUTHUPI SANGAWONE CHINA CHILICHOSE. TAZIFUSENI FUSO CHIFUKWA CHANI PETER ANAWINA?? NDICHIFUKWA CHAKUTI MULUNGU AKUFUNA KUTI MA PLAN AKE AKAPITILILE KUKHAZIKIDWA PA MALAWI PANO. NDIYE AMENE MUKUMENYANA NDI PETER, KAPENA MLAKHO WA LOMWE MUKUNGO TAYA NTHAWI YANU. MUWONE MENE BUNGWE LA MLAKHO WA LOMWE LIKUKULILA, KAPENA MENE LIKUKHALILA NDI MPHAVU?? MITUNDU INA IKUFUNA ITAPANGA ZIMENEZO KOMA IKULEPHELA. ZIMATENGELA CHISOMO CHAMULUNGU. MUWONE CHINTHU CHINA CHILICHOSE CHIMENE BINGU ANAPANGA NDI CHODALISIDWA, CHIKUMABALA ZIPASO ZAMPHAVU CHIFUKWA CHAKUTI MULUNGU ANACHITA KUMUYIKAPO KUTI AKAPANGE ZITHU. MULUNGU AKAMUYIKA MUTHU PAMALO AMAMUDALISA KWAMBILI. WAKUNVA ANVE OSANVA ASANVE.

  22. maxweljula says:

    Believe saying d truth mr Bright bcoz it shal set u free @ last

  23. mwene says:

    Alhomwe akukwaneni or not abwera kudzakhazikika mungosamuka chifukwa mulira mutopa. Leave them alone pls

  24. john banda says:

    nac also supports mctu during labour day. it also supported during tripartite elections. did we march?

  25. Blessing says:

    So NAC has become the donor for cultural groupings in Malawi ! Why not give same amount of money to Ngoni ,Chewa, Tumbuka groupings for the same cause ! DPP has already began looting, i blame Justice Mbendera . The nation is not yet at peace and at rest of a true leadership Malawi has been crying for ,malawi has been always led by Mafias. May Lord help us as a nation.

  26. fotseki alomwe, no patron… constitution bla bla bla… so who was Daniel Phiri? fotseki zokhazokha!

  27. Mafikizolo says:

    Osanama, nkhani za alomwe zafika pondinyasa tsopano . Are they the only tribe in Malawi? One day, kutumbwa mukutumbwaku will come back to haunt you . Mark my words .

  28. Aferazao says:

    Bingu was the patron when the grouping was launched, did Peter not take over from his late brother as the top most Lhomwe guru? Mangulama has nothing to tell people.

  29. GOMEZIAN TUMBUKA says:

    You are just few in this country but bringing so much comfusions,instability and divisions just for your self centered idiologies. u know u have failed to stop quorter system, loosing ground on ur stupid federation tricks now u want to march but God has already answered u by sending rains tione ngati simukamatcha ndi amanu. Are u not ashamed of yourselves atumbuka? slow down

  30. Kanyimbi says:

    I would like to respond to comment number one. This person must know that all the tribes in Malawi came from other countries. The real owners of this land are the Akafula who are not existing therefore to say that a certain tribe should go back to their original home is real nonsense. Would that person set an example by going back to his original country so that we can see that what he is saying is possible.

  31. Mtupatupa says:

    Mukakhuta uko mwati mukapange msonkhano wa atolankhani, mulibe ndi mfundo yomwe yoti muuze anthu! Yes boss atipweteketsa a Malawi. Zinthu zinala kwika bvomerani ndikubweza ndalamazo nkhani yatha. Anthu a nzeru mukupusa chifukwa chofuna kuteteza udindo wa bwana, he he he!

  32. Lizzie Brown says:

    Could someone tell the public how much was donated to Mulaho, I am sure there are more Alomwe well wishers who are willing to contribute 500,000.00 each and give back. We have heard enough of this money chonde Alomwe let’s come together and pay umodzi ndiphamvu

  33. hfty says:

    He is your p atron, don’t deny him. We all know that in Malawi and Africa at large patronage is not listed officially in constitution and in other records but it happens. don’t take us for kids fool

  34. MBACHI says:

    MWA to helo

  35. Peter Bwampini Munthalika is the FOOLISH President Malawi has never had b4 and wil never have..because,….,,FACT FILE,,,,,, (..1..)HE BECOME A PRESIDENT JUST BECAUSE HIS BRO WAS A PRESIDENT……(..2..)HE NEVER HAD DREAMS OF BECOMING A PRESIDENT IN HIS LIFE……(..3..)HE LOST ELECTIONS,EVERY BODY KNOWS…..(..4..)HE FAILED TO PERFORM AS A MINISTER IN DIFERENT MINISTRIES INCLUDING MINISTRY OF EDUCATION,UNIMA WAS CLOSED FOR MONTHS….,,(,,5,,)HE IS IDOR IN SENSIVE ISSUES;;;;;;;; FINALY,BWAMPIN HAS NO VISION AND H WL TAKE MW NOWHERE INSTEAD PROBLEMS HAS JUST BEGUN,,FAILURE!

  36. nico says:

    Go Back u berong

  37. Angozo says:

    All you monkeys who have commented against Lhomwe, leave them alone they are human beings created by God as you monkeys are. I know all who are against Lhomwes you are doing this because of thier wisdom.

  38. Patriot says:

    Gulu la okuba ili.
    Okuba dzira azaba ng’ombe tsiku lina

  39. Bolingo says:

    Olo ayakhala kuti SI patron komano he is one of the decision makers,he can easily raise funds for mulakho because of his position.

  40. jomo says:

    You stupit pipo why are you wasting ur time for ma demo ? Wherhr u do demos will not refund Services that Nac played to us……..go n rot to hell

  41. Matapwata says:

    tkufinyani finyani a nyani inu. stupid dogs barking lomwes mwatiyenjedza.

  42. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    STRIKE IS NOW ON , TODAY IS 13/01/015.

  43. mtila zomba says:

    First to the editor of this column, our beloved mulakho is not abreviated MWA. Its MULAKHO if u want to shorten the name. SECOND. To all LOMWES. What these disgruntled sco’s are doing its a calculated move from those politicians who did not make it during elections,eg mcp. Therefore we shall reward them in 2019. mcp shall never given any vote from the LOMWE BELT. Lomwes are also malawians and the margority in particular. viva MULAKHO, viva BEAM.

  44. Mccarthy says:

    This President is really Foolish, I wonder why malawi is happy with thieves, Malawi will never develop with these greedy leaders.

  45. william says:

    zisakuwaweni lero, ino ndi nthawi yathu,

  46. aphiri says:

    Some people are asking about the benefit of demos. The publicity only is a big threat to the president coz the whole world ll know. Do u know why the Global fund representatives are coming today also? U think its a coincidence? It’s planned. U said u will not return the money and why can’t u just keep quite to my surprise u a still trying to justify urself.mukuopa chani. Lero mvula taipanga science yathu yapuma timatcha basi

  47. Banda says:

    Matt 5:21-25
    Malawi is for all if you hate your brother because he’s of a different tribe, colour or religion, then probably move out of Malawi because you can’t integrate with the rest of us who live peacefully.
    This message is equally applicable to the CSOS who think they are more equal than others.

  48. enough with this club tizingovela zainu.mmatibôwano

  49. Chitseko says:

    Nde mukunena lero kuti Mutharika si patron chifukwa chani?the issue has been talked since last year so whatever you are saying doesn’t make sence as of now.#justrefundit.

  50. Tribalism and greed.

  51. Simeon Nyapala says:

    Tsopano inu Angoni kwanu ndi kuno osabwerera kwanu ku South Africa muzikamenyana bwanji?

  52. nganga says:

    Whatever said by mangulama doesnt brng bak de money. So its all shit.

  53. watha liti mpando wa patron, Bingu anali patron. atamwlira munasakha Pitalayu. nde musamakane lero poti zavuta. mubweze ndalamazo, munyanya dyera agalu inu. dats why mmadya phenembe.

  54. yamikani says:

    If there is no patron in mwa’s constitution then why was Bingu patron of the same mwa? Does it matter whether you have a patron or not? Abused money is abused money. What services din Nac provide? They are not in service provision business. Stop fooling us.

  55. Ciss says:

    zosamveka

  56. Chentukanika says:

    Man gula ma,lero limenelo kumukana Petulo poti zinthu zathina?Oke,kodi NAC idagwiritsa ntchito chiyani popanga mobilize mafumu kuti akakhale nawo ku mwambo wolaulawo?Nokha mwanenanso kuti mudapempha 9.chakuti million kona simukutchula kuti mudalandira zingati.Apa zingoonekeratu kuti Alhomwe kapena titi Anguru ndinu odzikonda komanso opanda manyazi.Just say,”Sorry we misused the money,please forgive us.Sitidzayambiranso.” and see what people will do.

  57. Nyoni says:

    Achisale akumangoni machhhhhennnde anu mwanva

  58. magumi paninhowa says:

    Kalogha magumiya!!paninhooa.presidente eraphwera m’bingo wa tharika waitikirka mlakho wa lomwe.

  59. thamuda wa Aad says:

    Alomwe nonse lero mukhonzeke ku pakila kapena ku zingidwa.mupakile muzipita ku mozambique kwanuko ife hatikufunani mulaphiya.

  60. brown says:

    Agalu mbuzi mbuzu u dont no even what to say now kupanda mbuzi zanuzo munalindani inu mumatha kukana ndi mutunduwanu womwe mbuzi

  61. Gule Wa Mkulu says:

    Vovirikana kapena vokhalakhanyuwa basi

  62. dambudzo mwasanya says:

    Mangulama you are not lecturing kindergarten kids.We had had enough of this Mhlakho thing.We don’t care who the patron is or not.Its an eyesore to Malawians.

  63. God Hear Me says:

    Koma atumbuka, achewa, ayao, angonde, atonga, asena, amang’anja, etc etc ndife wopusa kwambiri tonsefe basi alomwe kumatilamulira? komanso pachibale pachichmwene. Wamkulu kulamulira kenako wamng’ono mwina 2019 mwana wa Bingu or Mwana wa Peter who knows??????

    Ndiye titani? Basitu ma demo womwewotu mpakana 3030 kkkkkkkkkk

    Bolani azanthu ayao analamulirako kawiri Muluzi and JB. Achewa at least ngakhale Kamuzu anali wa fake komabe anatinamiza kuti anali wa kukasungu ……kkkkkkk

    Nanga mitundu inayi makamaka mtundu wangawu Mtumbuka ine ayi ndithu ma demo basi or else Federation/ secession no turning back kkkkkkkkk

  64. chatty man says:

    We don’t want any explanation. We know who is who in this MWA sorry you are late!

  65. God Hear Me says:

    Man alomwewo ndiye sadatitu atikwana zenizeni chifukwa ndi mpaka 2019 woooo ndiye tipanga ma demo angati 1000000000000000000000000000 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  66. Common malawian says:

    Whether a patron or not do we look bothered?

  67. Abengo Samalani says:

    Anzanu a Ayao are from Mozambique but are not a pain on the neck like you.Why are you naughty and showy like that with your tribal grouping?Mtundu uwu ikanakhala nkhuku tinagulitsa motchipa poti ndi anthu ndi chochobe.

  68. Mkonda Amalawi says:

    We are fed up with this archaic tribal grouping.They are alot of tribes in Malawi and they do celebrate their cultural activities without seeing them tampering with funds from NAC.When did you realise that you are Lomwes when you can even proudly fail to communicate into your extinct language of Mozambique when you meet each other?Lomwes you are getting into our nerves now.May you please stop dipping your filthy hands into the pots for funds meant for Hiv/Aids.How are the sick people going to survive if the Global Funding People stops completely funding Malawi including your tribal people who likes bonking each other to hell?Alomwe ndi mzanu wa NIB sanjika gateman Nicholas Dausi Mwatiyenjeza Kwabasi.Mwamva ankhutukumve inu.

  69. Kadakwiza says:

    Mr. Mangulama nkhani yiri apa, ndi Nac gate

  70. Tom Cruise says:

    Whether patron or no patron we don’t give a dump. Stuoid idiots

    1. gab says:

      Tiyeni ku ma demo! Kkkkkkkk

    2. kangali says:

      olo akanakhala patron vuto ndi chani. Failed tribes .mizu zanu. Musiyeni alamulire bwino bwino.

  71. Kenkkk says:

    So what are you trying to tell us? It doesn’t make any difference to the misuse of nac money by mwa. You can’t shield the president now anyway bcoz he is the most prominent lomwe person and the top Man at mwa gatherings.

    Without his influence nac wouldn’t have abused the money given to mwa and beam.

    So please stop making these last minute damage limitations for the president. The damage has already been done and the country is tarnished.

  72. Achisale Kumangoni says:

    Ahlomwe mwatikwana bwanji!!! Go back to Mozambique where you rightly belong.

    1. njovu njovu says:

      go back to south africa where u rightly belong

    2. powder says:

      iwe ngwakuti?

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