Chakwera reveals plans to establish National Day of Unity

Aug 13, 2022

President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has revealed plans to introduce a National Day of Unity. President Chakwera disclosed this at Mthetho Annual Festival on Saturday in Hora, Mzimba district.

The Malawi leader said the idea of coming up with this day has been necessitated by the need to foster unity through cultural diversity.

President Chakwera said by bringing together different cultural groups at one place the populace will be accorded a rare opportunity to appreciate different pieces of culture.
“In fact, the Minister responsible for Culture may wish to know that the Minister of National Unity has developed a concept for a Day of National Unity,” Said President Chakwera.

The Malawi leader therefore urged the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to work hand in hand with the Ministry of National Unity in refining the concept to ensure that the proposed day should harmonize the country’s cultural diversity.

“But as far as I am concerned, that concept will not be complete until the two Ministries work together on refining the concept to ensure that the proposed Day of National Unity is not an obliteration of our cultural diversity, but a celebration in a way that can be promoted for the enjoyment of the whole world,” said President Chakwera.

According to President Chakwera, the proposed National Day of Unity will not only be a cultural festival, but it will also allow different traditional leaders to come together, interact and share cultural experiences. President Chakwera also said that the National Day of Unity will boost the country’s tourism activities through the cultural exhibition.

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