Malawian Diaspora Association in Germany now registered

Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany (UMG), an association made up of Malawians living and or working in Germany, has been officially registered as a voluntary non-profit association in the western central European country.

Racheal Hoepfner-Gausi (left), Alexander Kambili Jr (Centre), Daniel D.W. Dank (Right)

UMG’s founding chairperson, Alexander Kambili Jr.,  said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that UMG finally fulfilled all the conditions to be registered  and has the legal status for a voluntary registered association in Germany.

“It has been a long process, but we are excited that we have finally come to the end of it. We will now start implementing our programmes as a diaspora association in earnest,” Kambili said.

Germany has a growing number of Malawians who reside in the country either permanently or temporarily as students, employees in different organizations, diplomats, or spouses.

Part of UMG’s mandate is to represent the interests of Malawians living and working in Germany, promote cultural and scientific exchange between Malawi and Germany, and pursue activities that can contribute to the development of Malawi.

Kambili said the idea to formally register the association was hatched during Malawi’s Independence Day celebrations which were held in Berlin at the Malawian embassy in 2019.

“We realized at this point that there is a considerable number of Malawians living in Germany and we can pursue meaningful activities if we officially register an association,” Kambili said.

Registration also makes it easier for UMG to interact with other like-minded associations in Germany and with friends of Malawians wishing to invest in Malawi, learn from or interact with Malawians.

At the moment the association is setting up its programmes and is already collaborating with interested individuals like Daniel Dank who is the Founder of Goodlife Foundation International Germany/Malawi which has already implemented several programmes in Malawi.

UMG’s chairperson encouraged Malawians living and working in Germany to join the association as it provides a forum for diaspora Malawians to interact and support each other in different ways during their stay in Germany. The association’s committee members can be reached via their Facebook page, Umodzi wa a Malawi in Germany.

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Don't be an Island
2 years ago

Wopanda Nzeru ndiiwe. You can’t figure out the meaning of an Island. Let me School you. Some people in diaspora they isolate themselves not to mix with their fellow country people.. That’s what it means. aMalawi kungobadwa onyiza anzao from the first day of birth

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Cash madam
2 years ago

How nice, this is very commendable Malawian German team. We want improved relations between the two countries

Don't be an Island
2 years ago

Great though the name of the association is a copyright of a long existing association in USA called “Mphamvu Muumodzi” However this has no problem it’s the same as in those days we had Hardware and General Dealers,at the same time we had DJ Hardwares Congratulations and I urge all Malawiand there to join

2 years ago

sizikugwirizana apa osamangokamba zopanda mzeru.

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