Saturday, April 13, 2024

Pres. Chakwera leads Marty’s Day commemoration in NKhatabay with service of Worship

Amidst the solemn ambiance of Nkhata Bay District Hospital Ground, a profound service of worship is currently unfolding, enveloping attendees in prayers for peace, unity, and patriotism across Malawi’s tapestry. Leading the proceedings as Director of Ceremonies is the General Secretary for Livingstonia Synod of CCAP, Reverend William Tembo.

Themed ‘Remembering our heroes: Upholding their legacy,’ the service is graced by the presence of State President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, who is leading Malawians in remembering the Martyrs. The President led scriptures of Nehemiah Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 16.

Among the distinguished attendees are Vice President Saulos Chilima, former Vice President Khumbo Kachale, Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara, Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa, and revered members of the clergy, to name but a few luminaries.

This significant day, preluding tomorrow’s holiday, stands as a commemoration of the brave souls who valiantly resisted British colonialism. The date, March 3rd, 1959, etched in history, witnessed the declaration of a state of emergency by British Forces, unleashing “Operation Sunrise” and triggering the apprehension of prominent Malawian nationalists. Amidst the tumult, lives were lost, countless detained, and wounds inflicted, shaping a narrative of resilience and fortitude in the face of adversity.







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