The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has organised on May 14 a dinner and live band performance at Capital Hotel in the Capital City Lilongwe to honour the founding father of the nation Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda who ruled Malawi for 31 years.
Speaking during a news conference in Lilongwe, MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwira said the party president and leader of opposition Dr Lazarus Chakwera will be the guest of Honour.
Kabwira said the organizing committee has also invited Skeffa Chimoto to come perform at the function.
She said Malawians should not forget what the country’s founding president Hastings Kamuzu Banda did for the nation in terms development and improvement of living standards.
“There are a lot of achievements which Malawians ought to remember about Kamuzu like roads, hospitals, universities and airports among others,” she said. She said the party plans to showcase some of the achievements by Kamuzu during his 30-year reign over Malawi as a reminder to the people.
Deputy MCP campaign director Joseph Njobvuyalema said: “Kamuzu Banda did best for this country but the regimes after him have not helped this country.”
Kamuzu ruled Malawi from 1964 to 1994 and his birthday on May 14 is commemorated each year in remembrance of him.
He died in November 1997.