Strictly observe ‘cultural Friday’, Malawi civil servants told 

Secretary to the cabinet George Mkondiwa has told the 150000 strong civil service to strictly and religiously follow the ‘Cultural Friday’.

Malawi fashion

Malawi fashion

Cultural Friday

Cultural Friday

In a memo, Mkondiwa says the Cultural Friday, when civil servants are supposed to pit on tradition attire, is aimed at promoting Best buy campaign initiative.

“The aim is to make Malawi tradition wear more visible as part of this campaign,” says Mkondiwa.

President Peter Mutharika launched the ‘best buy Malawi’ campaign last month, an initiative generously welcomed by the Indigenous Business Association of Malawi and other sections of society.

However Mkondiwa has not spelt out penalties for those who fail to heed to this directive. He however advises the civil servants not to be offensive in their dressing.

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10 thoughts on “Strictly observe ‘cultural Friday’, Malawi civil servants told ”

  1. Sailota says:

    Instead of thinking of how u can motivate civil servants, u r thinking of cultural friday. Salary yake itiyo. Ine zovala zanga zonse ndi zakaunjika. Honestly, no civil servant will take this. Show us love and we will listern from u. Otherwise, I for one cant respect anything whether good from u

  2. Yeo says:

    people people I dont think there is nothing wrong with that and thumb up Mkondiwa. Good Show!

  3. Funzo says:

    Cultural dress is being promoted but language is being ignored and replaced with a foreign tongue!

  4. therere says:

    it is happening in most institutions, the most important thing should be SMART dressing

  5. DADA says:

    No 3 brought smile to my wearied face – lol!! Happy Friday Indeed…..

  6. mjiba says:

    Best Buy Malawian, A Mkondiwa you should have said that all Civil Servants as a starter to travel only on Malawi Airlines. As far as I know no cultural dress for the men. Kamuzu kumene aliko should be fuming cultural dress for Civil Servants? a Civil Servant must dress like a gentleman.

  7. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    You kidding me?
    This dictum is unacceptable! I didn’t think we were living in North Korea.
    This is SEXIST in as much as there is really no traditional attire for men. Short of kabudula ndi malaya a khaki – za amuna; ndi nsalu ya andiloko (ena amati makisi), bulauzi ndi mpango ndi nsalu ya biliwita – za akazi. Kikikikiest. …sorry no English translation here; too taxing!
    Without demeaning the “models” in the accompanying photo, the word that leaps to my mind is “gauche”!
    Not appropriate and does nor enhance African beauty, or anything I can see. Just advise people to promote tradition on Fridays, but do NOT order them around. And do not specify anything.
    I hope the employees ignore this whole thing. To teach the leadership a lesson. If nothing else.
    Doggonit!

  8. Dala Wobaba says:

    What is Malawian Cultural Attire if I may ask. I being from Nambuma, Lilongwe, my cultural attire I guess you know. Will I be allowed to come to work in it? Mwati anthu ena sazithawa munjiramu? Nanga nzanga uyu waku Mhuju ku Rumphi, paja vimbuza vilinso ndi cultural attire, nayenso mumulola?

  9. I doubt if this will promote best buy Malawian. Look at the fabrics our women use in making the dresses. Are they Malawian fabrics?

  10. Trendex says:

    IS WEARING CULTURAL CLOTH A LAW IN MALAWI OR IS UPON SOMEONE’S CHOICE. WHAT IF THAT CIVIL SERVANT [IN QUOTE] HAS ONLY KAUNJIKA FABRIC BOUGHT BECAUSE OF CHEAP PRICE? THINK TWICE MALAWIANS WITH YOUR HEAD OF STATE.

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