The current President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, has vowed to continue supporting all cultural institutions across the nation, in contrast to the previous president, Arthur Peter Mutharika, who prioritized his tribe over all Malawians.
The President made the statement while attending the Umthetho Cultural Festival of the Ngoni people in Mzimba today,
“This year’s Umthetho Cultural Festival of the Ngoni people at the base of Hora Mountain in Mzimba has been enlightening and educative on the importance of transmitting social values across generations.Cultural events like this one are an acknowledgment of our strength in cultural diversity.
“We must therefore use cultural heritage to attain national unity and development. Let us always remember that in all this cultural awareness, National Unity remains a guiding principle we must all adhere to. Your government, under my tutelage, will continue supporting cultural institutions across all regions,” wrote Chakwera on his official facebook page.
The event, which aims at preserving the Ngoni culture failed to take place in the past two years due to Covid-19 prevention restrictions on gatherings.
The only cultural institution receiving official recognition from the government was the Mulhako wa Alhomwe when the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was in power.
Chakwera was accompanied by Saulos Klaus Chilima, his vice president, who has been on hibernation since it was discovered that he profited from shady business dealings with Zuneth Sattar.
Chilima’s party, UTM, is also under investigation in connection to purchasing of 44 vehicles.
However, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is accused of shielding the Vice President.