Yaos form Chiwanja cha Ayao heritage group

Yao tribesmen have announced  they are forming   a heritage grouping as a way of preserving their culture, similar to what former Malawi president the late Bingu wa Mutharika, formed – Mulhako wa Alhomwe – which will be called Chiwanja cha Ayao.

Initially, the Yao’s formed Ndamo Sya Yao, but the group died a natural death.

Rev Sembeleka: Chiwanja to promote and nurture the Yao values

Rev Sembeleka: Chiwanja to promote and nurture the Yao values

“We wish to inform the all Yao’s and Malawians in general that we are in the process of forming a Yao heritage to be known as ‘Chiwanja cha Ayao’ literary meaning an Association/organisation for the Yao,” said the grouping’s spokesman Rev. MacDonald Sembereka.

Sembereka told Nyasa Times that Chiwanja cha Ayao’s main purpose is to “preserve, promote and nurture the Yao values and norms among those who call themselves such and the upcoming generations.”

He said the process has taken years but now “a more united independent interim committee was formed on 6th September 2014”.

The interim national executive committee members of Chiwanja Cha A Yao is headed by chairman Dr. Allan Chilimba who is deputised by Alhaji Twaibu Lawe.

Ronnex  Issah is the secretary general, Hassan Nkata (vice secretary),  Mrs Khadija Paseli (treasurer), Abdul McKennedy Yasin (vice treasurer), White B. Chiboda (vice publicity secretary).

Executive members are Ibrahim Bwanausi Milazi and Joseph Matola.

The Committee invites all interested Yao’s to register with the Secretary or the Publicity Secretary.

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48 thoughts on “Yaos form Chiwanja cha Ayao heritage group”

  1. Chizungulire says:

    Those under the formation of Mulhakho wa Ayao…iiih sori Chiwanja cha Ayao are disgrantled. They killed Ndamo Sya Ayao wch was a well established cultural grouping…shupit count mi out and i nid my Ndamo sya Ayao back

  2. Yachinonopo ndi chiyani tsopano. Ayao mwayamba kulankhula chi arabic eti.

  3. chidumayo says:

    Cry my beloved former first gentleman, why didn’t you form UMOZA WA ATONGA. That was your chance but you were too quiet. Tongas wake up with your Chilimika, Malipenga, Mphala, Doli, odi odi ku mphala ya maliro etc. Alwani Atonga .

  4. mtombayithethi says:

    fruits of nepotistic and thugish bingu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. opgma says:

    Ndi a Sembereka omwe. Izi nde zakanika zisanayambe. Leadership yopanda direction, yachisembwere, m’busa wa Satanic cant be the face of a tribal group. Am Yao koma izi zopanga awazi nde ayi!!! Plz better leadership u cant have this divisive self-serving priest led anything. Goodness graciou!! Am seeing JB in all this as well.

  6. Ana ofewa says:

    Ndizabwino koma Sembeleka si muyawo kodi ife ayao tinakhala bwanji sitifuna kupanga zinthu patokha eshiiiiIiiiiiii achoke Sembeleka basi

  7. Boko Haram says:

    Now time for all Malawi to worship one true God otherwise…………

  8. kufuna kumakangolimbikitsana zachisembwele basi,koma mtundu umenewu…

  9. kikikikikiki ukazagova mitundu kugawanika that is the end of peace in malawi.

  10. kkkkkkkkkkkk says:

    wat about tumbukas

  11. Ben says:

    onse akutukwana mtundu ozilemekeza,wamzeru,olimbikira kusaka chuma,komanso opanda kaduka,azafa imfa yowawa.all in all its aright decision une ndili mmomo.Enawa Angofuna Ktifowoketsa Koma Sitibwelera Mmbuyo Bola Mwaziyambanu Musalowese Ndale Ngati Zamulakho.

  12. John says:

    With due respect, Rev. Macdonald Sembereka is not Yao. He is Chewa from Nankumba. Ku Mbvumba ndi kuchimake kwa gule wamkulu. Nankumba is not Yao chief. You can speak Yao but that does not make you become one.

  13. Jando says:

    These groupings have a resemblance feature of federalism at tribal level.

  14. Yobe boo says:

    Mwachita bwino mukalimbikitse kwambiri miyambo ya chinamwali kuvinidwa ndiina yokoma, chifukwa a Chawa ndimawagomera kuchindana, alibe anzawo pamalawi. Ukakwatira muchawa (muyawo), umva m’bebe sacheza pankhani imeneyi ngati anapitako kumeneko.

    Chitukuko chimenecho ndichimene boma langa la APM likufuna, miyambo yabwino ngati iyi yisafe ayi.

  15. Kangaude says:

    Remove Sembereka and I will join. How many hats will he wear. I am tired of this dude and I am happy Chiwaya floored him

    1. Akuliainga says:

      you are free not to join brother. this is not a political party dont come with manonses iyya pachinonopo!!!

  16. Nanyu says:

    Mtundu womwe ndimaugomela ndi wa ngoni maseko basi. Wawa Dzonzi

  17. Ndixman says:

    This is good idea ,teach mbuli to separate religion and yao culture .If possible create a code of dressing for Yaos ,then we can be proud of our culture and heritage ,Yao has been called all names but they still keep going asileche mbwaso sigumeje we ngolo jetu jili mkwenda ngajima ulendo waulewu tiwutandite ,we create BT,Zomba,Machinga,CZ ,MHG etc.This idea is almost welcome ,create internet site for Yao.Heritage Place where will be able to restore our history, even we can go to Mozambique kuyao Mountain, to bring the remains of our forefather .

    Mulhako Wa alohwe,
    Chiwinja cha Ayao
    next Sena create ur organisation our fore fathers are coming from same land tisataye moyenda muno,next President will be from Lower state

  18. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen says:

    HEHEHEDE. Chiwanja cha atelala, asodzi ndi asilamu. Abusa where do you fit? Kukakhala mchindo osati masewera. Midyomba siicheza pankhani yochindana. Kikikikikikiki

  19. Kenkkk says:

    There is a very thin line between these so called cultural groupings and actually creating entrenched divisions in the country on tribal lines.

    While I welcome the promotion of culture but these groupings can become fertile grounds for sowing the seeds of nepotism and discrimination against other tribes.

    If each tribe starts forming similar groupings, then you can see why federalism will be more appropriate for the country and I think even the lomwes should now start to accept federalism.

    We don’t need these groupings to promote our culture. Our respective tribal cultures can be promoted without these divisive tribAl groupings.

    I can’t see the unity of the country being strengthened by the proliferation of these tribal groupings.

  20. LERO says:

    kumeneko kukakhala kutsoka zobvala, kugulitsa nsapato, and guess what else

  21. LERO says:

    kAYA….nOW LET EVERY FAMILY FORM ITS OWN ASSOCIATION…

  22. Peter Banda says:

    its fine, unless otherwise

  23. MKWAPU says:

    GOOD!!
    AM GLAD TO KNOW THAT YAOS NIW KNOW THAT DPP AND MULAKHOH R ENEMIES OF MALAWI THRU NEPOTISM QUOTA
    CHIPEMBERE SHOULD BE SMILING IN HIS GRAVE!!!!

  24. Nambewe Sokosi says:

    Number 2 kapena titi Che Basikolo ha ha ha, you are the real deal kkkkkkkk you just med my day !

  25. Bongololo says:

    I can’t wait for the formation of a Tumbuka heritage group or any from the Northern Region just so I can see these exact same Chewas, Lomwes, and Yaos, that are happy to form their own tribal groups, object and label us tribalists and regionalists and such stuff that shows exactly how daft and a bunch of hypocrites they are.

    1. Chilmoni tweet says:

      Who will lead the group? Don’t you know that each and every nganya wants to be a leader.

  26. JUMA EMMANUEL AJASI MPONDA. says:

    Thats good,am read for that please register me.

  27. BOLA ENAYO ASACHITE ZIMENE AMACHITA KU CHALICHI ZIJA NDI KUMABUNGWE, SAMALANI NDALAMA ZANU ——–AVOID CASHGATE AND CORRUPTION PLEASE.

  28. Wamandasi says:

    I am glad Malawians are forming cultural and tribe groups. The idea in mind is to preserve Malawian cultural practices. If we don’t, all Malawian values we have will be eroded away. Let’s influence traditional dances and song composition not based on party line. We need pure and genuine creativity.

    I am of opinion that one revives and organises indigenous games competitions. as well as encouraging Malawian Names and do away with colonial ones. However cultural values will be meaningless when we destroy nature and indigenous vegetation.

    Why do we make things simple for whites while they make it difficult for us.
    The so called Chistian/baptism names must go. Most of them are not Christian at all. We should wonder why it is ok to call someone Cephus, Petros, or Peter but not Chimwala, or Dwale or Thantwe while the meaning is the same. Western names have similar names as ours, why change. Is this not lovely?

    Bingu Wa Mtharika
    Mapopa Chipeta
    Chakufwa Chihana
    Atati Mpakati
    Dunduzu Chiziza
    Chiwukepo Msowoya
    GwandaNgulube Chakuamba
    Atupele Muluzi

    I silent say Bravo Bingu Wa Mtharika whose Mulhakho was politicised.

  29. Ayiya says:

    Atesile chenene apitilishe.

  30. ROBERT says:

    Good news, bola isakhale ngati Islamic States of Syria and Iraq (ISIL)

  31. ALOMWE says:

    ZOSANGALATSA KWAMBIRI KUTI MITUNDU YA ANTHU AMALAWI AMBIRI ALI NDI MABUNGWE AWO , TIZIKUMANA CHOCHI NDI KUKHALA PAMODZI KUNYADIRA MTUNDU WATHU TIYENI TIPITILIZE KUTERO NDIPO ENA AMENE ALIBE NAWONSO AYAMBEPO KUTERO.
    pitilizani amalawi.

  32. wangalusa says:

    Born in Blantyre at Soche over 50 years ago, I have very little to show of my Yao heritage other than speaking the language itself. So the formation of Chiwanja cha Ayao is a welcome development. Looking forward to learning more about my Yao heritge. Ayao ambiri aku Blantyre anakula ndi kuvina dance ya marecord pa grammaphone. Most welcome.

  33. Quota system says:

    As long as these groupings do not cost hugely on members, it’s OK.

  34. Dzukani a Malawi nonse says:

    Mwachita bwino anthu angakutengeni ngati nonse kumwera ndinu Alomwe mophiya.Mbalame imaziwika ndi ntundu wake.

  35. Kanthu Ako! says:

    And people call Northerners Tribalists.

  36. WHERE IS YOUR HEAD OFFICE, YAOS ARE ALL OVER MALAWI GO ON THE AIR/ RADIO AND INFORM THEM ACCORDINGLY, HOW THEY CAN GO ABOUT IT.
    THAT IS A GOOD IDEA PROMOTING YOUR TRIBE.

  37. achanguti says:

    une isimonjesye Kuti wa police mpaka kujakoposya wanache ku ndagala ana yele ni yapi kapena Kusowa kwa ndamo?attended myoyo Kati Malawi naga kwinjila yele wakutiwo police tayichile kuwumbala tajimanye sukutu mpwelemwe.

  38. George Lihoma. says:

    This is a very good development for the Yao. Good that they have now seen how important these cultural heritages are, since most of them were in the forefront critisicing Bingu’s inception of our Mlakho wa Alhomwe.
    Point number two, don’t and please don’t infiltrate Religion onto Chiwanja Cha Ayao since all its members don’t belong to a single denomination even though a single denomonation is in majority to the heritage.

    Fr Laughran,my parish priest,used to say ‘aameenee aliii ndii maakuutuu amveee’

    MY ADVISE.

  39. Erukuruku says:

    Mtundu uliwonse umadziwika ndi chikhalidwe chake. Mitundu ina ili ndi ma group awo, say, Angoni, Achewa, Atumbuka etcetc koma why is it an issue when Lhomwes cooperate and gather in their Mulhako wa Alhomwe? Muonatu ena akutinena pamene tikukonzekera mwambo wathu chaka chino pa 26 October. Ena amanena mwano kuti pamene Mapwiya Mulupale Bingu anamwalira Mulhako kufa kunali komweko but we have proved them wrong. In actual fact we are much stronger than the times of our founder. Please tisiyeni zisakupwetekeni inu pangani zanu. Kaya mupanga gulu la ma cahsgaters from one region izo ndi zanu!

  40. bigman says:

    This tribe is what retards development in MW! Flocking to RSA, shunning Education, Polygamy, hi belief in Witchcraft, uncotrollable n stupid multiplication! Their businesses even dont pay tax to MRA! #NoLieJustaFact

  41. Vyachalo says:

    Kamuzu anakana kusakhana mitunda. APM, muonepo apa.Boma lililose lizi khala ndi culture lawo,chigawo chose chizikhala ndi culture yao. Sopano a kumpoto akufuna boma lao. Mukuyambitsa inu kuti anthu agawikane. Kamuzu amati tonse ndife a MALAWI

  42. abdulhassan says:

    Ntchito za DPP zimenezo, the country is finally well divided.

  43. Mtumiki Woyamba says:

    Bad timing, you should have created this group when Abiti was the head of state, it then would have gotten real recognition and support – borrow a leaf from the Lomwes!

    All in all that’s a good development. All the best.

    1. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

      JB was no patron of the yaos! She was busy cultivating relationships in KB, where she claims to have been kulowoledwa – just lies!- typical JB. Big mistake, that was. Furthermore, when she was president, she would not touch her mother’s and father’s “homesteads” and their people with a ten foot pole. That Joisis Banda!

  44. Che Basikolo says:

    Kasukusuleni mmaso,katsukeni mkamwa kaye musanaganize zopanga Chiwanja Cha Ayao…

    Mukamamva kuti mtundu wosachangamuka nde umenewu wa achawa…Amakonda kududukira zinthu wosaganizira bwino….

    Mtundu wa ufiti,umbava,kugulitsa ziwalo,chimaso-maso nde umenewu wa achawa,

    Mchiwanja cha Ayawocho akufuna kupititsa patsogolo ufiti,kuba,chimasomaso komanso kukakamira Gogo UDF…

  45. Boko Haram says:

    We wii join the group.Its a good move indeed koma posankha committe kumauzana

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