Chakwera to preside over this year’s Kamuzu day celebration

By Elia Chibwe

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera will preside over Kamuzu day celebration scheduled to take place at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on May 14, 2024.

Speaking during Kamuzu Day press briefing on Thursday, Minister of Local Government, Unity and Culture, Richard Chimwendo Banda said the purpose of this year’s celebration is to acknowledge young people and let them know who laid the country’s foundation.

“We would want young people to continuously know where we are coming from, who laid the foundation, and what made him to lay that foundation,” he said.

Kamuzu Family Representative Ken Kandodo

Banda also hailed the leadership of former President, late Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda for his spirit of wishing people to progress and instilling a hardworking spirit in them.

“Kamuzu wanted his people to enjoy their rights and to progress, he made sure that he instilled in us a hardworking spirit and dedication” he said.

In his remarks, Ken Kandodo, representing the Kamuzu family, hailed Chakwera for acknowledging the late Kamuzu as a national leader by rotating the celebration to all regions across the country.

“We are very grateful indeed that the State president approved that this year’s celebrations should be held in Blantyre at Kamuzu Stadium. This acknowledges that Dr Banda was a national leader and therefore it’s only fitting and proper that all parts of the country must have an opportunity to remember him in this way” he said.

Kamuzu day celebration will start at 9:00 am and will be spiced up with performances such as traditional dances, music and football game between Silver strikers and Might Mukuru Wonderers.

According to Chimwendo Banda this year’s celebration is budgeted at K90 million.