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Miss Blantyre in a fix over assignments

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Miss Blantyre Hannah Mhone has been caught in a fix over assignments as she has been invited to two events on the same day.

The queen has been invited to an event in Blantyre Saturday and also in Salima on the same day.

Miss Blantyre Chairperson Daniel Ngwira said yesterday that the queen would have loved to attend both events but would not manage.

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“Initially she wanted to be at the Blantyre event in the morning and then travel to Salima in the afternoon but the distance is long so she will attend the Blantyre event and send representatives in Salima,” Ngwira said.

In Blantyre, the queen will attend the Come Alive conference organised by Yolanda Katsonga Phiri to be held at City Pentecostal Church in Blantyre.

In Salima, Mhone was expected to attend the Welcome to the World Festival organised by Love FM Community Radio.

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As part of her responsibilities, Mhone is supposed to lobby for the agenda to keep girls in school.

According to a press statement, the two outings are meant to compliment this cause and lobby for goodwill for her Miss Blantyre projects including keeping the city clean.

On her invitation to the Salima festival, Mhone was expected to have two official roles; to speak to the youth at Salima Community Ground as a role model and be part of the modelling and fashion show component of the programme.

The festival aims at enlightening students that have completed secondary school education of the opportunities they have during this period and how best they can utilise their talents to realise positive change.

Mhone was invited on the basis of her age bracket, popularity and influence.

Recently, Miss Blantyre partnered HipHop4HIV in a bid to promote responsible behaviours to fight the spread of HIV/Aids prevalent among the youth especially vulnerable girls.

“I believe every girl has what it takes to realise dreams in life and girls in Salima, those attending the Come Alive conference, and of course everyone, in Blantyre and the entire Malawi can play a part in realising this dream, however small,” Mhone said.

Katsonga-Phiri said their event aims at helping people realise that Jesus has a place for them and that He wants to use who they are, what they do and life experiences to bring Him glory.

This event targets an age bracket as young as 13 to 35.

On why they invited Miss Blantyre, Katsonga-Phiri said:

“We have recognised the many initiatives that Miss Blantyre has been a part of and a large part of who we are as Come Alive is equipping and empowering people to go out and make a positive impact in their world which she has already played a part”.

Katsonga was also one of the judges during the 2016 Miss Blantyre contest.

Miss Blantyre Manager Regina Nzima thanked both the Come Alive Conference and Love FM Community Radio for considering and recognising efforts that the Blantyre queen is making.

Nzima also said that they will be announcing audition dates for the new cohort of ladies to contest in the 2017 Miss Blantyre.

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