Malawi President Peter Mutharika will now go ahead to launch the national identity cards (IDs) project on Thursday after the event was cancelled las week amidst health rumours.
Secretary to President anf Cabinet, George Mkondiwa said on Monday that the function which was postponed last weke Wednesday will go ahead with Mutharika presiding.
The President, will launch the project at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, according to Mkondiwa.
The national IDs will address the challenges Malawians have long faced due to the absence of the documents.
Malawi is the only country in southern Africa without such IDs for its citizens.
The ID’s project is a milestone of the Mutharika government as Malawians currently use driving licenses, passports, and in some cases voter registration certificates as proof of their citizenship in places and institutions where identification is needed.
Meanwhile, Mkondiwa also disclosed that Mutharika will attend Mulhakho wa Alhimwe annual festival at Chondeun Mulanje district on Sunday.
According to organisers of the festival, they are distilling drums of Masese beer and Kachasu aside purchasing two truckloads of Chibuku opaque beer in readiness for the carnival.
Administrative Secretary of Mulhakho wa Alhomwe, Muchanakwaye Mpuluka said the annual celebrations promote their culture and brings together all the Lhomwes across the country and beyond.
Mpuluka also said they have extended invitations to other cultural tribes and that the celebrations’ itinerary will be ready by the end of this month.
Members of this cultural grouping are spread across the country, but they highly concentrated in the shire district of Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo, Blantyre and Zomba.
Mulhako wa Alhomwe was formed on October 25 2008 to provide exposure to cultural traditions of the Lhomwe tribe.
The group’s main focus is to expose children and people from other tribes and countries, to the ethnic customs such as dance, drumming, storytelling, poetry, tribal history, arts and crafts as a means of promoting self-esteem, creativity and preservation of the Lhomwe tribal customs.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :