Malawi last weekend launched a Permanent Cultural Centre at its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya to create a platform for artists and entrepreneurs in the country to reach out to people in Kenya and her neighbouring countries.
According to First Secretary responsible for Protocol at the Malawi High Commission in Nairobi, Mphatso Kamanga, the centre has been set up by Malawians Association of Kenya (Make).
“What the embassy has provided is the space in form of a building that was idle for a while. With financial resources from Malawians living here and Kenyan companies like Safaricom, Techno Brain, we have set up the centre which can host shows, conferences of any nature apart from housing valuable artefacts from back home like Curious and books.
“People can also use the area surrounding the building for different events like shows. So Malawian business persons can come to do exhibitions or perhaps artists can hold events,” said Kamanga.
Faith Musa as well as Lawi and Kenya based Chrissie Kamnthunzi and Dan Chikhwaza performed during the launch.