Kamuzu Day Celebrations Underway in Blantyre

By Staff Reporter

Kamuzu Day celebrations are underway at the historic Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre City, with participants  describing the day as a day of reflection on the life and the foundations that Kamuzu Banda laid for the development of the nation.

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda underlined the significance of the day, stating that it is important for the nation to celebrate the foundations that the Founding Father of the Malawi nation laid for the transformation of the country.

“It is important that we look back and learn from our founding father’s long-lasting foundations of development that he established for us which we are building on now,” she stated.

On his part, Minister of Defence, Harry Mkandawire, stated that he fondly remembers Kamuzu Banda for implementing transformative development projects in Malawi.

Citing the transformative effect of the road projects, Mkandawire said transportation projects such as the M1 road transformed the socio-economic lives of many Malawians.

He  also applauded the Chakwera-led government for renovating and upgrading some of the critical infrastructures which were established by the late leader, citing government’s upgrading of the M1 road.

National High Priest of Rastas in Malawi, Rasta Nimrod Chilambe described the day as a special day for the rastafarian community for it reminds them that Kamuzu Banda once hosted His Imperial Majesty Emperor Hailie Selassie of Ethiopia to Malawi in 1965, which he said was an honor to the rastafarian community.

Concurring with other speakers, Chilambe said for the country to move forward, it has to reflect on the foundations built by Kamuzu Banda, also noting that the day has unified Malawians from all walks of life.

He then urged Malawians to continue working with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera, stating that Malawi as a country has the will and drive to build on Kamuzu’s long term and impactful socioeconomic development.