APM speaks tough on harmful cultural practices

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President Peter Mutharika has told Malawians to do away with harmful cultural practices if the country is to make strides in development.

Mutharika made the remarks during the swearing in ceremony of Cecilia Chazama as new Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development at Kamuzu Palace in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

According to Mutharika, people in the country should abandon harmful cultural practices and focus on good ones that can help to build the country.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika issues stern warning on ‘bad’ cultural practices.

“There are aspects of culture that are good and others are outdated and barriers to development. For instance, customs that promote unity and help us to deal with problems we face in our societies ought to be encouraged, promoted and sustained,” said Mutharika.

“Similarly, those cultural practices that are harmful and slow down development will take us nowhere .The sooner we do away with them, the better for our nation.”

Malawi’s head of state mentioned some harmful cultural practices such as hlazi, kujura nthowa, kulowa kufa or kupita kufa among others which he said must be discontinued if Malawi wants to win the battle against HIV/AIDS.

He then asked Chazama to be at forefront in informing Malawians about these unwanted cultural practices.

Mutharika warned the minister to desist from corrupt activities to avoid being caught by the long arm of the law saying her office demands transparency and accountability.

“As I said many times, corruption is a menace in society and deprives the government of the limited resources that are available for development practices,” Mutharika stressed.

Chazama replaced Mulanje Central lawmaker Patricia Kaliati who was fired weeks ago.

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  1. Yes like ufiti, gule wankulu chifukwa they use it kubela anthu, kugona ndi atsikana ku initiation school, kudula maliseche a makutu a atsikana, kukwatisa ana.

  2. Mr Prezident aaaaaaa yiwalani maganizo amenewo inde 2019 muzapitiliza.Koma zoti muyike malamulo anu plz chotsani maganizo amenewo.Mukumudziwa anayamba kulamula pampandopo ndi Ngwazi osati nkulu wako ananenako kuti ndi Ngwazi ayi.Dzina limeneli ndila DR Hastings Kamuzu Banda.Sindinamvepo akunena mopusa ngati uneneramo ayi.Timakulemekezani chotsani ganizo limenelo boma iriyonse irindi mwambo wao asiyeni apitilize zikomo Mr Prezident

  3. On this one i strongly agree with him, we must indeed eradicate harmful cultural beliefs coz it brings many challenges to us malawians but Mtharika must not use the word ‘Development” in any sentence coz zachitukuko ndi mbiri yamakenza kuno ku malawi ndi nyimbo chabe

  4. Especially zinyau or mmati zilombo must stop. Ena amakhala zinyau kuopa kusamba(litsilo), ena kungofuna kuopseza anthu, ena Ku bela anthu. Zilombo must #fall.