Chewa King Gawa Undi asks Malawians to exercise tolerance

The Paramount Chief for Chewas in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Kalonga Gawa Undi has asked Malawians to exercise tolerance for peace to prevail in the country.

Chewa king Gawa Undi at Kulamba ceremony

Speaking Saturday through one of his Ndunas at Mkaika Headquarters during the 2019 Kulamba ceremony in Zambia, Kalonga Gawa Undi said he was concerned with the political unrest the country is currently experiencing since the May 21 polls.

The Chewa chief called upon political leaders in Malawi to ensure they find a long lasting solution to the political unrest so as to develop the country.

“We cannot solve problems with demonstrations and violence. May I call upon the political leaders to come together and reach a consensus that will see the country moving forward,” Undi said.

He said post-election violence derails development.

“When challenges and disagreements arise from an election, let us sit down together and discuss so that we find solutions to our problems without inciting violence,” he said.

On a different note, the Chewa chief urged governments in the three countries to ensure they have sufficient strategic food reserves for their people.

He said the three countries were facing hunger due to floods and other disasters that struck this year.

Finance Minister of Zambia Bwalya Ng’andu said the Kulamba ceremony is important as it demonstrates oneness of the Chewa from Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.

Ng’andu said such traditional ceremonies need to be encouraged if culture is to be preserved and promoted.

“The ceremony is significant as it sends a powerful message of the shared values, customs and traditions in binding people together without regard to boundaries or borders, which ordinarily serve to divide people,” Ng’andu said.

Kulamba is a Chewa traditional ceremony in which chiefs pay homage to their King, Kalonga Gawa Undi. The event is celebrated yearly at Mkaika, Katete District in Zambia.

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Kholowa
Kholowa
1 year ago

Which african leader just resigned because pipo doesnt agree with his failures without force? This is beyond ansah, its about social and economical injustice that is in this country. All these demostrators 99% are not employed and some well educated, what do youp expect them to do? You are supposed to ask this idiot to accept and conduct a fresh election. May i also humbly ask our illigitimate president to go and see a secondary school that Bushiri has donated and see how secondary schools should look not the toilets his government is building!

watoto
watoto
1 year ago

We need such wise leaders..nkhondo simanga mudzi

Manthatalika
1 year ago

Kupanda kupanda mudzi umamangika

Revolutionary
1 year ago

Tell the violent chewas at Nsundwe and not generalizing all malawians

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Achewa, imvani kudandaula kwa Mfumu yanu. Inu mpaka kuba gule ku dambwe, kumugulira zikwanje, kumukweza galimoto ndi kupita naye ku khoti kokasokoneza mulandu. Zoona abale?

Onjezani
Onjezani
1 year ago

Wise king. Hopefully Chakwera will listen

ayaka
ayaka
1 year ago

Gawa Undi walankhula bwino. Okumva amve osamva akhale choncho

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