The Tonga Heritage Foundation has confirmed that its Annual Celebrations are on this year and will take place on the Shores of Lake Malawi at Chintheche in Nkhatabay District.
One of the organisers Reverend Mezuwa Banda said a lot of activities including dances have been lined up.
Banda said they expect a unique festival as they will also have time to engage themselves in a number of Agricultural and Environmental programmes.
He said the festival will also not only be centred on Tonga Cultural beliefs but will also touch Social and Economic aspects.
Banda has therefore called upon all Malawians of different cultural values and beliefs to attend the festival.
Minister of Education, Civic Education, Culture and Economic Development Cecilia Chazama is expected to attend the festival.
The festival is aiming at preserving, promoting and protecting Tonga cultural beliefs and language among its people spread across the
The Tonga’s also called ‘Batonga’ are an ethnic group largely found in the Northern part of Malawi particularly Nkhatabay District.
They are much into fishing and Cassava growing which happens to be there staple food.
Malawi is a multi-ethinic country and in recent years, different ethnic festivals and foundations have grown including Mulhakho wa
Lhomwe, Sena and Chewa Heritage Foundations.