Founding president of Nyasaland African Congress (NAC)—the Malawi Congress Party’s forerunner—the late Levi Ziliro Mumba is set to be honoured through a memorial service in November this year.
Speaking in an interview yesterday, one of the coordinators of the memorial event, Moses Mkandawire, said the organisers and the Mumba family have made progress in preparing for the event.
The organisers have previously the event due to lack of resources.
“We are going to have tombstone unveiling ceremony, prayers, and his history. The family has volunteered to contribute to the budget. We are making progress and we will soon meet to decide on the actual date,” said Mkandawire, who is executive director of Livingstonia Synod Church and Society Programme.
He also said the organisers would discuss with the Mumba family to have the deceased politician’s symbolic grave at Mzuzu Heroes Acre.
Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Grace Chiumia earlier said government wanted people that have contributed to country’s development to be specially honoured.
She said her ministry is working towards securing the Mzuzu Heroes Acre to be properly developed and have a museum.
Mumba died in 1945 soon after becoming president of NAC. His remains were buried at Chidikalala Village in Mzimba.