Business gulu, Leston Mulli has been appointed as chairperson for the Lhomwe cultural grouping, Mulhako Wa Alhomwe’s board of trustees.
Mulli was unveiled as chairperson at Balaka LEA School in Balaka district during a meeting the cultural grouping held.
Known as Captain G in the Lomwe circles (Gongonyeka-a Lomwe word meaning ‘somebody who is not docile) he denounced accusations of nepotism, saying such vocabulary does not exist in the lomwe dictionary of co-existence.
“We all know that our president Professor Peter Mutharika advocates for co-existence of all Malawians despite cultural or religious beliefs, who am I to champion the opposite? We should all be united to develop our nation,” said Mulli a business tycoon.
But as Mulli was speaking, a message came that the State President who was going to Blantyre from Lilongwe would pass by.
President Mutharika in a brief speech urged all Malawians in the country to preserve their specific cultures.
“We should have more groupings such as these, (Mulhakho wa Ahlomwe) the Yaos, Senas, Chewas, Tumbuka and all tribes, to strengthen our cultural heritage but these should works towards uniting us not a catalyst of divisions.”
The meeting was attended by President Peter Mutharika, Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa, Senior Chief Sawali and Tradional Authority Msamala from Balaka among others.
Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa said they opted for Mulli as chairperson to ensure a strong drive towards the activities of the organisation.
Ngolongoliwa called upon all the Lhomwes to support the new National Chairperson.
Mulli has since pledged take Mulhako Wa Alhomwe to greater levels for the good of all Lhomwes in the country.
Also present at the ceremony were some board of trustees members for Mulhako Wa Alhomwe, regional chairpersons for the grouping from all the regions.