By Twink Jones Gadama
In a heartwarming gesture that has touched the Mia family and the people of the Lower Shire in Malawi, President Lazarus Chakwera announced the renaming of the Chapananga road to Sidik Mia Highway in honor of the late Sidik Mia. The announcement was made during the State of the National Address (SONA) in parliament, and it has been met with gratitude and appreciation from the Mia family and the community at large.
Sidik Mia, a beloved figure in Malawian politics, passed away on 12th January, 2020, leaving a legacy of service and dedication to his country. As a member of parliament for Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency and the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Abida Mia, his wife, has been instrumental in carrying on his work and ensuring that his memory lives on.
Speaking at a rally at Linga Primary School, Abida Mia expressed her heartfelt appreciation to President Chakwera for the touching gesture of naming a road after her late husband. She described it as a great honor to the Mia family and the people of the Lower Shire. The tribute serves as a reminder of the impact that Sidik Mia had on the community and his lasting legacy in the hearts of many.
Minister of Homeland Security, Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma, who is also the MCP Director of Strategic Planning, commended the president for the decision to name roads in the Lower Shire after Sidik Mia and former MCP president Gwanda Chakwamba. He emphasized the importance of honoring those who have contributed significantly to the party and the nation as a whole.
The late Sidik Mia was known for his dedication to the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and his unwavering commitment to serving the people of Malawi. His presence is deeply missed, but his spirit lives on through the work of his family and the community that he served tirelessly.
As Abida Mia organized a rally to celebrate the life of her late husband, it was a time of reflection and remembrance for all those who knew and respected Sidik Mia. The renaming of the Chapananga road to Sidik Mia Highway serves as a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and its people.
In honoring the legacy of Sidik Mia, President Chakwera has shown a gesture of respect and appreciation for a man who made a lasting impact on the political landscape of Malawi. The renaming of the road is not just a symbolic gesture but a reminder of the values and principles that Sidik Mia stood for during his time in office.
As the Mia family and the community come together to celebrate the life of Sidik Mia, they are reminded of the importance of service, dedication, and sacrifice. The legacy of Sidik Mia will continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.
The renaming of the Chapananga road to Sidik Mia Highway is a poignant tribute to a man who will always be remembered for his contributions to the people of Malawi. It stands as a testament to the enduring impact of Sidik Mia’s life and work, and a reminder of the importance of honoring those who have dedicated themselves to the service of their country. President Chakwera’s decision to name the road after Sidik Mia is a fitting tribute to a man whose memory will live on in the hearts of many.