Former Malawi VP Khumbo Kachali writes

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Fellow Patriotic Malawians, it has taken me a lot of thinking to address this rather very sensitive issue politically. The Mulhako wa Alhomwe tribal grouping says they have not invited President Chakwera because they want him to use the estimated Mk53million that could have been spent on the trip to the event on other equally important issues. What a lame excuse in fact some would have said what a foolish excuse!

Obviously President Chakwera will not even ‘miss’ attending the event as he has just too much on his lap but it should be put on record that Presidents Bingu Wa Mutharika and recently Peter Mutharika used to attend these functions using state resources. Why did it not appear to Mulhako wa Alhomwe then that those resources could have otherwise been used in other so called important areas? In fact agents of the Mulhako Wa Alhomwe indulged in criminal behaviour stealing from City Councils and NAC to divert public resources to finance this event. Where were you then? These babyish antics only point to the fact that you are a political grouping, a branch of the now very feeble DPP masquerading as a cultural establishment.

Truth is that you are in pain because a lhomwe is no longer President of this Nation but it was and is still very childish to think that only lhomwes should be Presidents. As a country we need to move beyond tribes if we are to make any progress in socioeconomic development.

I have been very clear on my position of these cultural groupings in as much as I belong to one. I do not fully support these institutions as they serve mainly to divide us.

Thanks and have a blessed Sunday.

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