VP Chilima calls on Malawians to  follow pillars of development

Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima Saturday has stressed the President’s call on Malawians  observe three pillars of patriotism, integrity and hard work which he said could lead to continued development of the country.

Chilima (l) and Inkosi Gomani V (r) ready to set two white doves free, as part of the Maseko Ngoni tradition at such event - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Chilima (l) and Inkosi Gomani V (r) ready to set two white doves free, as part of the Maseko Ngoni tradition at such event – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati (r) presents a gift to Inkosi Gomani V (l) as Inkosi Makwangwala (in the back ground) looks on - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Minister of Information, Patricia Kaliati (r) presents a gift to Inkosi Gomani V (l) as Inkosi Makwangwala (in the back ground) looks on – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Chilima (r), Inkosi Gomani V shake hands - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Chilima (r), Inkosi Gomani V shake hands – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Chilima  was speaking at Mkolimbo Village in the area of Senior Chief Kwataine in Ntcheu at the 2016 Umhlangano wa Maseko Ngoni Cultural Day which was celebrated on the theme ‘Unity is power’

“The President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika who I am representing at this ceremony has been appealing to Malawians to embrace the three pillars as catalysts for development,” Chilima said.

He said if the three pillars are observed there will be love, unity and prudence utilization of resources for the country’s development.

Population concern

The Vice President also expressed concern over the country’s population which said continues to grow at an alarming rate, saying as the population continues to grow it was eminent that resources would be a challenge.

“Currently the country’s population is at 17 million and it is projected that by 2030, the country’s population will be at 30 million, a development which as Malawians need to consider seriously,” he said.

Chilima advised Malawians to be having manageable families otherwise numbers of street children would continue.

“Failing to take care of your own siblings is a sin and punishable by God, what is the essence of having ten children whom cannot manage to take care off?” he wondered.

Culture

Earlier, Paramount Chief Gomani V of Maseko Ngoni advised his subjects on several issues such as sanitation and hygiene, culture, agriculture, child trafficking, women empowerment, child labour, tree planting and the need to protect people with albinism.

The paramount Chief also advised the Maseko Ngoni to do away with some of the tribes pillars such beer drinking and womanizing, describing them as old fashioned and archaic beliefs.

“Let us also refrain from copying foreign cultures which can in the long overshadow our culture,” he said.

The Vice President and Paramount Chief Gomani V earlier in the day laid wreaths at Chikuse Gomani Memorial Tomb before touring display stands of the Maseko Ngoni artifacts.

The ceremony was attended by Ngoni Chiefs from other parts of the country, South Africa and Mozambique.

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Kokani
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Kokani
20 days 17 hours ago

Catalysts of development Mr Vice to Peter please this does not make sense at all. You guys are hiding serving cabinet minister from being prosecuted because of cash gate and now you are telling Malawians to observe three pillars. Sack your ministers Chilima first for prosecution and then tell us about your three pillars may be will make sense otherwise Malawians have lost trust in you guys.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
21 days 15 minutes ago
Chilima,what sort of pillars of development do you mean? Corruption,Nipotism,tribalism,ineptitude and lack of transparency are norms of your government and all these descriptions are basis for the sinking national economy of our country.Realistically,Chilima and his boss are ignorant of both economic and political platforms which have greatly and consistently,remained the stumbling block for urgent economic recovery catapulting our nation into both economic and political turmoils.The major problems with the two Mhlako WaAlomwe Peter and Chilima both are political novices and down to earth morons with no vision and political perceptiveness.The unexpected advice by the two bedfellows Goman and Chilima to… Read more »
Mtondoli wa Jonazi
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21 days 11 hours ago

Can we perhaps try ‘reiterated’ as opposed to ‘retaliated’ in the opening sentence? Thina sithi ‘siyabonga kakhulu baba’ for your understanding!

Franz Van Gwire
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Franz Van Gwire
21 days 13 hours ago
Paramount Chief, Inkosi Gomani V and Vice President, Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima should be commended for the appeals made to the Ngoni people and Malawians in general to avoid excessive beer drinking and womanizing which are are detrimental to development of the country. The two also should commended for appealing to Ngonis and Malawians to practice good sanitation & hygiene, culture, agriculture, women empowerment, planting trees and protection for people with albinism and avoid child labour and trafficking,. This was a very good call from the two prominent leaders. The veep also reiterated for all to be patriotic, hard working… Read more »
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