Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Malawi: 46 years of independence

All roads lead to Civo Stadium in Lilongwe where the President will lead the nation in commerating 46 years of Malawi's independence.

On this day in 1964, a new nation was born under the leadership of the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda. History records that Malawians celebrated the independence from our colonial masters, the British.

Since then, Malawi has seen alot of changes under the three different administrations. There are alot of positives to write about but the most important is the peace we are enjoying up to this day.

The theme for this year's celebration is 'growing a stronger nation together'. A good thing to do at this time as we are passing through challenging times as a united nation. We seem to be divided on petty issues.

Much as we celebrate that we have made strides in various areas over the 46 years, there are some areas we need to work on. The time we have been independent from the British does not reflect the development we have.