This year’s Mr. Malawi contest will be held on October 31 at Mkango Lodge in Blantyre.
Weightlifting and Body Building Association of Malawi (WBAM) general secretary, Harold Mwayang’ana, confirmed Thursday.
In June, the association announced that the contest would take place on October 25 at Robin’s Park, but Mwayang’ana said the change had come about following meetings with several stakeholders.
“We are overwhelmed with the response from several stakeholders that have expressed interest to partner us in this year’s competition, and it was agreed that we should move the contest to Mkango Lodge because it is one of the city’s popular entertainment hubs suitable for such an event”, Mwayang’ana said.
He said the country’s crowd-pulling reggae outfit, The Black Missionaries, are part of this year’s showcase.
“They have pledged to help us with some money and they will also perform soon after the contest to celebrate what we want to be a colourful, well-organised and professionally-handled Mr. Malawi contest,” he added.
“We want this year’s contest to be attractive and we are looking at increasing the prizes for the winner, runner-up as well as the third-placed contestant, but it will be premature for me to mention the amounts until we reach a mutual understanding.”
The WBAM GS said part of the money that will be used in the build-up to the contest is the association’s subvention from government, through the Malawi National Council of Sports.