MUST Set to Hold Cultural, Innovation Festival

Maluwa (left) flanked by Mkochi Maluwa (left) flanked by Mkochi - pic by Luka Beston

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) says it is committed to accelerating creative tourism through cultural and innovative festivals.

MUST Director of research and community outreach, Professor Alfred Maluwa told journalists on Wednesday at the institution that the country is lagging behind in terms of producing high-tech cultural and innovation goods and services.

To narrow the gap, Prof. Maluwa said they have organized a cultural and innovation festival slated for 29 and 30 September, 2023 where the institution and community will showcase and use various cultural and research products.

"We have come up with a lot of research and innovation products that can help the country use to improve efficiency and create employment," said Maluwa.

On her part, Director of Bingu School of Culture and Heritage (BISCH) Dr. Atikonda Mtenje Mkochi said the cultural heritage event will coincide with tourism month of September, disclosing that "it will be the annual event".

Mkochi said there will be research and innovation displays, music performances, traditional dances, cusines and sell of ceramic products from MUST studio.

Keturah and Waliko Makhala are also expected to spice up the festival on Saturday.

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