By Draxon Maloya
Leader of opposition in Parliament, Kondwani Nankhumwa has asked government to construct a permanent and magnificent war memorial pillar in the northern region.
Nankhumwa made the remarks in Mzuzu on Sunday during this years comemoration of those heroes who lost their lives during the first and second world wars.
Nankhumwa who is also vice president of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the southern region said it will be more ideal to have a permanent war memorial pillar considering that the centre and south already have.
“We need to have such war memorial pillars in all the regions of our country, we have all seen that there is need for a permanent war memorial pillar here up north, and that will show that we are really serious in as far as remembering our fallen heroes is corncerned,” Nankhumwa said.
Government is yet to respond to Nankhumwa’s plea for the construction of a pillar whose function is rotational among the regional cities namely; Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
11th November is a day set aside by the Commonwealth to remember those fallen soldiers who lost their lives during the 1st and 2nd world wars.
Malawi, then Nyasaland took part in the two wars under its colonial master, England but families of those who lost lives in those two European wars are yet to be properly compensated