Malawians in the United Kingdom are a pride to their country as they have maintained high degree of character and discipline, Mayor for Chelmsford, Councillor Paul Hutchison and the Malawi High Commission has said.
The Mayor who attended the 51st Independence Celebrations in Chelmsford, said the many Malawians who had turned up for the celebrations indicated the proper coordination of Malawians in the United Kingdom and he was proud to host them.
“From 6th July, 1964 Malawi became independent, we have had many people here and I am proud that we live well with them,” said the Mayor.
Representative of the Malawi High Commission said government is in the process of developing the diaspora policy and the Mission will facilitate the linkage between the diaspora and the government to make input in all critical issues including the issue of dual citizenship.
The celebrations which started with Air Malawi Cargo social football trophy which was won by Nottingham’s Malawi Team after beating the Birmingham Samba’s after an enthralling encounter.
Dozens of Malawians turned up to the Malawi Association Essex organised event which included Malawians khwasu khwasu, childrens play ground and disco throughout the warm Saturday afternoon.
Malawians in England travelled from all over to celebrate their national day.
Meanwhile, Malawi Association UK has said it’s chapter in Manchester, has prepared another local gathering on July 18 to continue with the celebrations.