Lilongwe — Malawi Embassy in Washington DC on July 2 participated in the 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations which were organised by Malawians living in the USA.
According to the press statement made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), the event took the form of the traditional panel discussion where issues of concern and interest to Malawians were discussed.
"These included an update by Ambassador Mhura on the Diaspora policy, dual citizenship and the strategy put in place by the Government of Malawi on the protecting persons with albinism," read part of the statement.
The statement reads, the panel discussion were issues on disaster response plan from the USA Diaspora, fundraising for girl's education and empowerment, strengthening Malawi association in the USA and culture.
"The panelists on the various topics included Mr. Jeff Thindwa, Mr. Peter Kapakasa, Ms. Sitinga Kachipande (President of Malawi Washington Foundation), Mr. Felix Lindeire, Mr. Ken Malombodza, Mr. Edgar Kachere and Mr. Davis Njobvu," according to the statement.
Ambassador Mhura delivered this year's independence anniversary message centering on the theme "Patriotism, hard work and integrity towards a more Prosperous Malawi."
Mhura said that he believed that the Malawians in the USA have integrity and they work hard, that was why most of them have been successful for; without integrity and hard work one cannot succeed in that country.
According to the statement, the ambassador said that Malawians in the US have often demonstrated patriotism by linking hands across this vast country to assist Malawians in times of need.
Ambassador Mhura urged the Malawians in the USA Diaspora to circle back to Malawi to assist with the challenges of hard work, integrity and patriotism values they themselves have, he reiterated that this is one of the reasons the government of Malawi is finalizing the Diaspora policy to encourage Malawians to contribute to the well being of Malawians back home.
The event was spiced up with the performance of visiting Malawian musicians Giddes Chalamanda and Edgar ndi Davis duo.
Anthu a mabuku adadziwa kupyolera mmabuku mwawo mbiri za Mneneri yemwe adzadze kumalekezero a nthawi, yemwe ndi Muhammad (SAW). Ndipo nawo Amushirikina a m'Madina adadziwa za zimenezi kupyolera mwa eni mabuku aja. Choncho chifukwa cha kudziwa kumeneku padafunika kumkhulupirira Mneneriyo, akaperekedwa. Koma pamene Mneneri wa Mulungu Muhammad (SAW) adaperekedwa kwa ...