Kamuzu Day had to come once more and this year’s commemoration – on Sunday – was marked by remarks of deep reflection on how the country should progress using lessons drawn from Kamuzu’s 30-year long reign.
Speaking before a mammoth crowd that thronged Civo Stadium, President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera urged Malawians to emulate Kamuzu’s fighting spirit.
The Malawi leader said while Kamuzu Day is one of celebrating the founding father’s life, it is important that Malawians should remember that the freedom they are enjoying today did not come on a silver platter.
He said: “It is worth celebrating and emulating Kamuzu’s fighting spirit. As you know, the founding of our nation did not come cheap”.
Sunday’s function brought together Malawians from all corners of the country which demonstrated the oneness he always encouraged.
Different traditional dances added colour to the event.
Hastings Kamuzu Banda died in 1997 after ruling the country for three decades.
During his reign he implemented a lot of infrastructure development that is still regarded as the yardstick of what this country needs going forward.