Mulhako wa Alhomwe Cultural Festival is expected to be held on October 10 this year, organisers have confirmed.
The annual event, which brings together the Lhomwes from across the country, was postponed last year due to Covid-related restrictions.
Chief executive officer for the grouping Pius Mveya Jr confirmed on Friday in Blantyre that the event will be held at Chonde in Mulanje.
“We have organised various events including music shows to mobilise funds ahead of the cultural festival in October, so I can confirm that we will have the event this year,” Mveya said.
Skeffa Chimoto, Black Missionaries, Dan Lu and Tay Grin are some of the stars earmarked for fundraising events ahead of the event in October.
According to Mveya, all Covid preventive protocols will be observed at the cultural event which comes at a time the country has confirmed cases of a variant which was first discovered in India.
Mveya then distanced from politics the Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural grouping which has always been linked to the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
“We (the group) represent the interests of all Lhomwes in Malawi regardless of political, religious or other affiliations, so it is wrong for anyone to associate us with any political entity,” Mveya said.
Mulhako wa Alhomwe was established in 2007 and was officially launched by the then president Bingu wa Mutharika at its headquarters at Chonde in Mulanje.
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