Another national monument was the Hastings Banda monument in Malawi. This monument stands 3m tall and was sculpted and cast in Cape Town by Doyle Art Foundry. This piece took also took just on 12 months to complete and was then transported to Malawi and installed there. The sculpture was unveiled by Bingu wa Mutharika, the president of Malawi in May 2009. A full team of foundry-men worked on this project over the year or so that it took to complete and a smaller team accompanied the statue to Malawi to erect it in time for the official opening which was declared a public holiday for the event.