Chiwanja Cha a Yao launch set for Jan 6: Mutharika, Muluzi to attend cultural fest

President Peter Mutharika and formere President Bakili Muluzi will attend the launch of the cultural group called Chiwanja Cha a Yao on Sunday January 6 to be held at M’manga Primary School ground., Mangochi Turn-off, Liwonde in Balaka District.

 President Mutharika with former president Bakili Muluzi to attend cultural feast for Yaos

Following in the footsteps of other tribal groups, Yao people want their group to be holding annual cultural festivals aimed at uniting the Yao people and promoting cohesion.

The group’s spokesperson Reverend Macdonald Sembereka  confirmed President Mutharika will grace the launch and that former President Muluzi, a Yao, will be in attendance. Immediate past President Joyce Banda, also a Yao, has been invited to attend.

Sembereka said the group will also strive to enhance visibility of Yaos and their contribution to national development.

“Yao people are hard-working and have been contributing to national development. We will be celebrating and encouraging more of that,” said Sembereka.

He said they have made sure the involvement of all Yao traditional chiefs led by Paramount Chief Kawanga of Machinga, saying  Chiwanja Cha a Yao is purely a cultural heritage and they are avoiding politics,  “bearing in mind that Yaos are people with different political affiliations.”

He said that a special cloth for the ceremony has been designed and no party colours will be entertained during the ceremony.

Sembereka further indicated that they have invited political leaders from all political parties as well as religious leaders from various religious groupings.

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Mirella K
Mirella K
1 year ago

There is already ‘Ndamo sya a Yao’. You don’t fortsake an earlier, already existing grouping bcoz you don’t like the people who initiated it. This in essence will achieve nothing but dividing the Yaos into two rival groups. Fotsake!

1 year ago

Is this your running mate ? Is this development ?? Our Leaders are confused sure !!

1 year ago

Basi tuli kukoko. Tukawine beni ni manganje

Inkosi dja maMwenye
Inkosi dja maMwenye
1 year ago

Ndawi djosopedji walidji kwa? Aweni kuti isango ili pafupi eti? Djikawa campaign tu wane wakwe. Ikadjinjira ndaletu chisau ili kwaLhomwe kuti Mlhako waLhomwe is DPP team B. Ngwasosera yambone yosope.

1 year ago

Good show, tuli kukoko! Yambone yosope alongo achimjangu.

1 year ago
Reply to  mkwante

That is very good.Culture should be respected at all cost.

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