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Lilongwe Maseko Ngoni to hosts mini-Umhlangano

Written by  Andrew Ndhlovu
Andrew Kamlopa Chisale reaching out to the-aged at Lilkuni in Lilongwe - File Photo by Mphatso Nkuonera Andrew Kamlopa Chisale reaching out to the-aged at Lilkuni in Lilongwe - File Photo by Mphatso Nkuonera

Lilongwe, July 17, 2019: Maseko Ngoni Lilongwe Chapter will on July 27, 2019 scheduled to host mini-umhlangano aiming at re-building and promoting Ngoni culture in urban areas.

Chapter Chairperson, Andrew Kamlopa Wednesday told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in Lilongwe that among many things the chapter’s leadership is holding meetings in all its seven zones in the city to keep their culture alive.

“We have organized a mini-umhlangano as platform that will provide chance for all Ngoni’s living around the city to interact and know each other with their paramount chief, Inkosi Ya Makhosi Gomani V, who will be guest of honour,” he said.

Kamlopa said that the meeting served as a starting point for the chapter’s preparations for this year Maseko Ngoni annual festival.

“This mini-umhlangano is different from the main event which is been held in September, so this is our opportunity to gather and share things that we can do to make sure that we promote our culture for the future generation,” he added.

The Chairperson urged all Ngoni people to love each other and extend their peace and love to other different tribes in order to live harmoniously and push for the country’s development as one nation.

Deputy Publicity Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the event, Chikafa Moyo, who is deputy chairperson of Kawale Zone, said all is set and the organizing committee is just working on final touches prior to the day.

“Everything is in place and we have organized a lot of activities on the day such as Ngoni traditional dances, dramas and Ngoni speaking competition,” he added.

Moyo asked all the Ngoni and other tribes to come to the events and enjoy together.

“I am asking all Ngoni’s and other Tribes; be Chewa, Lhomwe, Yao, to come and freely participate with us on this event as we are promoting our cultural heritage,” he explained.

The function which will be held at Zomba ground in Lumbadzi, Traditional Authorities (TAs) Masula, Msakambewa, Mponela and the host Chimutu and all Imps have been invited.

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