Tribal grouping, Mulhakho wa Alhomwe (MWA), which has step up preparations for its annual celebrations in October, will this Friday, September 18 hold fundraising dinner and dance at Sports Complex in Blantyre.
President Peter Mutharika, who has already confirmed his attendance will be the guest of honour at the event aimed to raise funds for Mulhakho wa Alhomwe celebrations which are held at Chonde in Mulanje district.
The dinner and dance is among a series of fundraising activities the eight year-old cultural lined up to support this year’s celebrations, according to the grouping’s Chief Executive Officer, Mchanakwaye Mpuluka.
A Platinum table for ten people has been pegged at K800,000 while gold and silver tables have been pegged at K500,000 and K300,000, respectively.
“This only entails that a platinum seat will go at K80,000, likewise gold and silver seats will be at K50,000 and K30,000 each, respectively. So, individuals can always buy a seat and have the fun until they drop off,” said Mpuluka.
Last month they staged a fundraising golf tournamnet that saw the participation of Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima, who also pledged K1 million towards the annual celebrations.
Last year, the grouping raised over K50 million from similar activities.
Mulhakho is a cultural group headed by a Board of Trust and coordinated a secretariat on behalf of all Lhomwe people.
The grouping was registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act to promote the Lhomwe culture and it also brings together all the across the nation and beyond.
Members of MWA are distributed across the country, but the population is concentrated in the Shire Highlands districts of Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Thyolo, Phalombe and Zomba.