Mulhako wa Alhomwe says this year’s commemoration will take place for three days from October 11, with climax activities on October 13.
Speaking during a preparatory meeting at Chonde headquarters in Mulanje on Saturday, organising chairperson James Chuma said the cultural group has planned a number of activities to take place during the time.
“We have prepared a number of traditional dances which will need time. Then there will be traditional doctors who will be showing traditional medicines. People will also have time to see different types of traditional medicine,” he said.
Commenting on the preparations, Chuma said everything is going according to plan.
He also expressed satisfaction that many people are responding positively to the cultural group’s appeal for support.
Senior Chief Kaduya said chiefs are prepared to make the event great.
During the annual event, late Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa used to enter a hut which was used for cultural rites and other traditional activities.
Kaduya said all chiefs will be in the hut this time.
“We know that Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa is dead. As such, all chiefs will enter the hut to carry out necessary cultural rites. As chiefs, we are also prepared for the event,” she said.
MulhakowaAlhomwe chairperson LestonMulli said a number of dignitaries have been invited to the event.
“They include President Peter Mutharika and all paramount chiefs in the country. From Zambia, we have invited Paramount Chief Mpezeni and Chewa chief KalongaGawaUndi,” he said.
The cultural group announced that this year’s event will honour former president Bingu waMutharika who was its founder, former chairperson Bright Mangulama and Ngolongoliwa.