President of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Professor Lazarus Chakwera has called on all party members within and outside the country to join hands in rebuilding the once mighty party headquarters in order to propel the legacy and agenda of founding president late Hastings Kamuzu Banda, who died in 1997.
Chakwera said this in Lilongwe during the remembrance prayers which the party organised in order to celebrate the legacy left by Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda.
Despite Ngwazi bearing the legacy of father and founder of Malawi nation, no one from the government, came to attend the prayers.
However, despite the absence of the government officials, the ceremony went as planned.
“Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda had a vision for this country. Now, to show our solidality, I hearby announce that we should start rebuilding this MCP headquarters, and I call upon all MCP members from all walks of Malawi to come and join hands in rebuilding the our headquarters,” said Chakwera.
Chakwera, who is also Leader of Opposition in Parliament, said “only dedicated people are welcome to join the rebuilding of the headquarters exercise,”
He said Kamuzu was only leader with the welfare of people at heart unlike what Malawians are seeing today.
“He was a man of standards. How many people have we lost in our hospitals due to lack of medicine, how many people have we lost due to lack of clean water, this is because we have leaders who do not care for their people,” said Chakwera.
Former Speaker of National Assembly, Lewis Chimango gave a lengthy lecture which bordered on the legacy of Ngwazi Banda.
In his turn, former Minister of Finance, Ken Kandodo speaking on behalf of Kamuzu family talked about various developments initiated by Kamuzu which said will remain as historical in the eyes of Malawians.
Kandodo commended tax-funded maouselum built for Kamuzu.
Kamuzu, who is believed to have been born on February 15 1898, died at a South African hospital on November 25 1997. He ruled Malawi from July 6 1964 to May 21 1994.
In Malawi May 14 is Kamuzu Day, a public holiday set aside to remember and celebrate the life of Kamuzu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :