Secretary to the cabinet George Mkondiwa has told the 150000 strong civil service to strictly and religiously follow the ‘Cultural Friday’.
In a memo, Mkondiwa says the Cultural Friday, when civil servants are supposed to pit on tradition attire, is aimed at promoting Best buy campaign initiative.
“The aim is to make Malawi tradition wear more visible as part of this campaign,” says Mkondiwa.
President Peter Mutharika launched the ‘best buy Malawi’ campaign last month, an initiative generously welcomed by the Indigenous Business Association of Malawi and other sections of society.
However Mkondiwa has not spelt out penalties for those who fail to heed to this directive. He however advises the civil servants not to be offensive in their dressing.