Karonga-Chitipa cultural ‘heritage’ group launched

People of Karonga and Chitipa have formed a cultural group called Karonga-Chitipa heritage which is aimed at promoting culture as well as developing the two districts.

Paramount Chief Kyungu: Heritage under his chieftenacy

Paramount Chief Kyungu: Heritage under his chieftenacy

The group also consists of some notable people such as lawyers as well as business tycoons apart from local people.

The group secretary general Wantwa Mwahimba told Nyasa Times that the development will help to develop the  two districts which do not enjoy equitable distribution of the national cake.

“You know that people of Karonga and Chitipa are one under the leadership of Paramount Chief Kyungu but we are not known by our culture as our colleagues in other districts,” said Mwahimba.

“This will also help to unite us as well as developing our districts. However, the group is not political or funded by any organization but the community themselves,” he added.

The group’s leader Alfred Mwambila vowed to eliminate some harmful cultural practices such as kupimbila (where parents identify the husband of their girl child).

He also assured the district that the group will uplift some developmental projects as well supporting learners to continue with their education.

In his remarks, Steven Simsokwe who was elected as the district coordinator for Karonga said people of the two districts should expect good fruits from the organization.

Simsokwe therefore asked the community to support the elected leaders saying “this is the only thing that will help us to be known with our identity.”

Meanwhile, the group has set days for carrying its sensitization campaign across the two districts.

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Vumani Mkabenga

Karonga and Chitipa have two distinct cultural practices and I dont see the launched grouping benefiting the targetted communities.


Good move

Vumani Mkabenga

Karonga and Chitipa have two distinct cultural practices and I can see people of one district benefiting from this grouping.

The Patriot

Well done banthu bakwithu! Ise nase tikumanenge chaka chili chose kugabana zintchito na ma scholarships. Forward ever and backward never……if God is for us who can be against us. We have a common enemy, we need to unite otherwise the enemy will annihilate all of us. Someone somewhere thinks they can dominate us but alas alemba mmadzi. Kamuzu tried to oppress the North but failed miserably, ndiye awa ndi andani awa…..obwera mochedwa mu Nyasaland muno???
After this we need to form….North or Nyika heritage and that will be it!!!!


I will not waste my time joining this group.Anthu ife aku Karonga nsanje kwambiri for example Mwenifumbo vs Mwalwanda.Sizipita kutali izi.Zingopangani ma business anu.Nkhalo tilije.


China, it is true!! Let’s go and join Wandale who is fighting Muthalika in Thyolo and Mulanje guys who chased their own brother, wachinkhope chonyasa ngati Satana, Chaponda. China ndiwe kathyali, wamaliza ndi chitumbuka chothyakuka; I think unaphunzira kumpoto pamene ma parents ako adali ma tenant a fodya.

Zanga Ziii Pa Zambia

Za ziiii. Taking after the useless Mlakho that has got no future. Such groupings are a recipe for tribalism.


Zanga Zii as your name. Mitu ya Kumpoto can’t be compared with Mlakho. :Munthu wa 29 points (thank quota) ndi wa 9 points can’t think and run things alike.

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