Mulhako wa Alhomwe festival hangs in balance  — Muchanankhwaye

Mulhako wa Alhomwe chief executive officer Muchanankhwaye Mpuluka said the Lhomwe cultural grouping is in dilemma over hosting of this year’s  the annual festival which usually take place in October.

Dacing at the previous festival

Mpuluka said  the grouping widely associated with the erstwhile ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)- whose stronghold lies in the so-called Lhomwe belt, has yet started preparations for the event which previously normally used to take place in October.

He said the novel coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions on gatherings of not more than 100 people may be some of the reason that may force them to cancel the festival.

“The board and chiefs failed to meet last month to discuss whether or not to cancel this year’s celebration,” said Mpuluka.

However, he had little hope that only if the Covid-19 situation in the country improves by end September, the celebration will take place, but if not will indeed be canceled.

Chewa Heritage Foundation (Chefo) has since cancelled its annual cultural festival called Kulamba due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers of the Maseko Ngoni cultural ceremony called Umhlangano wa Maseko , Mgonapamuhanya for Tumbukas and Chiwanja Cha Ayao said they will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation before deciding if the cultural event will take place.

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The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago

Kikkkkk hahahahahahahaha! Boma laganiza kuti likupatseni mwayi a Lwomwe kuti mupange mwambo wanu! Hahahahahahaha ati Coronavirus? Ingonenani kuti palibe makobidi agalu inu! Mumatenga ndalama ku ma unduna a Boma inu! Zitsiru zimbava zaonekela poyela hahahahahahaha! aLwomwe takulolani pangani mwambo wanu wa nkumano! Ma Doctors tikupatsani ma mask koma kusamba mmanja, osaiwala Gondolosi!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Nkhani si makobili apa. Kuzolowera ndalama zokuba basi.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

This clearly shows that government resources were being used to promote this tribe that never speaks Lomwe. Why did they speak Chichewa during their functions? This issue of tribes must stop. We are not in the 1930s. Muthalikas and Bakili took Malawi backwards.

Lunga
Lunga
9 months ago

Tialomwe tiwanthu nltonunkha mitima. Mulila pyee simunati. Luba basi just like Ur ancestors

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago

No source of illegal Funding is the issue!

Gee
Gee
9 months ago

That’s where u can know that they were using tax payers money doing that nonsense ceremony, it has finished now, mukunama osanamizira covid

Masharubu
Masharubu
9 months ago

Kamuzu spent close to 31 years drumming it into our heads that we are all Malawians, simply Malawians. No ngoni, no chewa, no sena, no lomwe, no tumbuka, no nyakyusa, and so on and so forth. It was not an easy task to achieve, but, by and large, we all started to buy into the idea and the feeling of nationhood took root. Enter the Mutharika brothers, we now have Mlakho was Alhomwe, Chiwanja cha Ayao, M’dauko wa Atonga, Chefo, and so on and so forth. Thirty one years of nation building completely dismantled within less than three years of… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Masharubu

True. These mutharika idiots couldn’t learn from the likes of Kagame who preaches unity. No Hutu or Tutsi, but simply Rwandans and look at the results.
Thanks God, Malawi will never be ruled by this thick family anymore.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
Reply to  Masharubu

The Muthalikas are to blame for bringing back divisions in Malawi. We were getting very close to each other and we married from any tribe and I know a good number of people who have married in the North. In the past Chewas were discouraged from marrying in the north and south and northerners were discouraged from marrying anyone south of Chatoloma and Nkhotakota Central but that was no longer an issue. Come the Muthalikas the Lomwes hated other tribes to the core and never gave them jobs. That destroyed the professionalism. Muthalikas destroyed the unity that Malawians once enjoyed.

Mwini muzi
9 months ago
Reply to  Masharubu

So it means President Chakwera is on vengeance drive evidenced by promoting his chewa tribe in public appointments starting with his mostly Lilongwe cabinet? If so then Chilima is the right presidential candidate to unite Malawians. He balanced his choice of cabinet ministers he presented in the Tonse alliance.

Ndata Boy
9 months ago
Reply to  Masharubu

Can’t speak better than what you have written Masharubu. The Muthalika brothers were on a mission to introduce satanism in this country but God has denied them.

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

Covid 19 pandemic is a scapegoat. Having thrived through illicit funding, Mulakho has an uphill task to raise sufficient funding for the event.

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago

Noophia

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

We have been there before! Between 2012 and 2014 when DPP was out of government Mukhako wa Alhomwe struggled to stage this so called annual cultural even and now just months after DPP ouster from government..Muchanakhwaye,the man in the news for getting fuel from Escom, says the main reason for the potential cancelling of the event is COVID 19! My foot…most Malawians know that Mulhako wa Alhomwe was abusing government resources to find this tribal grouping and that during the DPP era there was no difference between government leadership and Mulhako leadership! Most top Mulhako officials were top government officials!… Read more »

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