Emulate Kamuzu’s Fighting Spirit - Chakwera

President Lazarus Chakwera captured upon arrival at Kamuzu Day of Celebrations at Civo Stadium President Lazarus Chakwera captured upon arrival at Kamuzu Day of Celebrations at Civo Stadium pic by Lisa Kadango Malango

President Lazarus Chakwera has advised Malawians to emulate what he says was a fighting spirit that former president Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda had in fighting for freedom and the independence that Malawians enjoy now.

Speaking at the 2023 Kamuzu Day Commemoration at Civo stadium in Lilongwe on Sunday, June 14, the Malawi leader said Kamuzu had a vision for the country, and he enforced a working spirit for Malawians to be economically stable.

Chakwera, therefore, said Malawians should not relax but continue to fight against poverty and corruption and aim towards economic empowerment.

“This vision that Kamuzu had, was for development and the economic growth of the country, Kamuzu Banda ensured that Malawi was a nation that produced its own goods for export.

It is a pity that in the past years, we have become consumers and not sellers, we are failing to produce; this is the only way to generate the revenue necessary for further development and economic growth. Let us rise up and fix this ourselves,” said Chakwera.

In his remarks, Minister of Local Government Richard Chimwendo said development projects taking place in the country, such as construction of roads and hospitals, are an indicator that Chakwera is continuing the legacy of Kamuzu Banda.

He said Kamuzu Banda advocated for a one-and-united Malawi, therefore, political party disputes should not be tolerated but focus should remain on developing Malawi to greater lengths.

This year’s Kamuzu Day celebrations were marked by various activities ranging from prayers, cultural dances, music performances and a football match that was played between FCB Nyasa Bullets and Silver Strikers. Bullets won by a goal to nil.

(By Rosalia Kapiri – Malawi News Agency)

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Last modified on Monday, 15/05/2023

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