The Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural heritage will this month commemorate its 10th anniversary with a commitment to advocate youth empowerment.
As usual, the event will take place at the tribal grouping’s headquarters at Chonde in Mulanje on October 29 where President Peter Mutharika is expected to be the guest of honour.
Organising committee chairperson Shadreck Namalomba said the event would cost K100 million and expects to bring together guests from as far as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.
“The 10th anniversary event will be celebrated under the theme ‘Youth empowerment. Prior to the main event, we will have guidance sessions where several well-endowed counsellors will drill the youth in various aspects of life, including health, business, education and culture,” he said.
Namalomba said the grouping has also invited other tribes across the country as a way to create a platform for cultural exchange.
On his part, Mulhako wa Alhomwe publicity secretary Dickson Makhumba said they settled for the theme Youth Empowerment considering that they are the backbone of the country.
He said unlike previous years when they were holding various fundraising events for the ceremony, the K100 million has been realised through contributions from Lhomwes across the world and there is no shortfall.
Last year, the grouping, which was established in 2007 by former president Bingu wa Mutharika, spent over K80 million to host its annual event.
The event, among others, promotes Lhomwe culture and brings together all the Lhomwes from across the country and beyond.