Mlhakho wa Alhomwe annual festival returns after one-year break

Mulhako wa Alhomwe, one of the cultural grouping in the country, has announced that it will hold its annual festival at Chonde in Mulanje on October 10 2021.

The grouping resolved to staging the festival following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions by government, which only allowed the gathering of not more 50 people.

The Covid-19 restrictions prevented the grouping from holding the festival last year.

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Addressing the media in Blantyre on Friday, Mulhako wa Alhomwe Chief Executive Officer, Pius Mvenya stated that preparations are already underway and that they will stage various activities to raise fund for the annual event.

Fundraising activities will include music concerts from Skeffa Chimoto, Black Missionaries, Dan Lufani and Tay Grin, among others including a gospel performance at Chonde.

Mvenya also took time to encourage all Lhomwe to remain United amid the “oppression” from Tonse Alliance government.

He said was high time government stopped connecting Mulhako wa Alhomwe members to the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“As Lhomwe, we are being oppressed subject to different naming. Lhomwe are having their contracts terminated, others have been fired not because of other issues, but for their connection with Mulhako wa Alhomwe, which is unfortunate.

“Some of the people being fired or redeployed to the Office of the President and Cabinet were joined the civil service during the era of Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, others secured their job during United Democratic Front regime, and to terminate the their contracts because of Mulhako wa Alhomwe is not on,” said Mvenya.

He, therefore, assured the members that they will roll out various initiatives, including “Mbuzi and other livestock pass on programmes” to enhance economic activities and uplift the welfare of people along Lhomwe belt.

Mulhako wa Alhomwe was formed in 2007 to promote Lhomwe culture by among other objectives, instilling a sense of pride in its people.

The formation of the group, whose first Patron was late President Bingu wa Mutharika, also revived some of the cultural practices that had been on the death bed.

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Phyot Olera Kun Yini
5 months ago

A good move

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

koma zinazi eish”lockdown lifted”

Opportunist
Opportunist
5 months ago

Who is oppressing who.Let us accept change.Nothing will stay forever.Zosiyirana izi

Psyuta
5 months ago

I am ready to make a contribution towards the funding of this Mulakho event. Please indicate the account numbers to which we must contribute. United we stand. All other tribes are already doing the same. Bravo Lhomwe.

Mndali
Mndali
5 months ago

We will be there

nomad
nomad
5 months ago

chinangwa chinangwa

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
5 months ago

What this so called CEO is saying is nonsense. You had allowed the cultural grouping to be a wing of a political party and I would be surprised to hear that some decisions for the administration then were being made at this tribal cabal. You just need to move on and let the grouping be apolitical, through that even the current President and his Vice will be honoured to attend the event in October.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
5 months ago

It is wrong to politicise the Lomwe grouping with politics mr Mvenya……we have the judiciary in this country and if any Malawian lomwe and non lomwe alike feels to have been treated unfairly by the current government then 5hey have all the rights to go to court like what dr Kabambe has done… I am a lomwe myself but will not attend this year’s festival on the account of the allegations that mr mvenya has made in this article. Nthawi ija DPP was in government and all of us lomwes were walking on cloud 9. While looking down upon the… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
5 months ago

If there is a big mistake that Late Bingu did is the formation of this tribal grouping. Malawi needs unity not tribal groupings. Now this thing reached a point where people thought that they own Malawi. The Bible which is the Word of God clearly says that you yield or harvest what you sow. DPP sow divisions, nepotism, regionalism, tribalism and other ..isms now you come & seek sympathy. Are you for real????

John Namiwawa
John Namiwawa
5 months ago

Thats the problem with you alomwe, you attach your tribe to politics, thats why DPP will not last long, mark my words.

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