A senior chief of Ngoni in Mzimba has described as naïve suggestions from some quarters that the powerful Ngoni district of Mzimba be dismantled into three.
Inkosi Kampingo Sibande said those propagating for the split are myopic and naïve and will regret later if they are humans.
“Government does not allocate development resources in a district just because it is big and vast but rather because of population, which is the fact of the matter. If this was the case then Neno could have been the most developed district in the country but look it is the smallest and probably the poorest,” argued the Ngoni Chief.
Chief Mbelwa the fourth who passed on two years ago used to argue that the name Mzimba means human body therefore he said it was bizarre to think of splitting a human body.
The current Ngoni chief also vehemently opposes to suggestions of splitting Mzimba into three districts.
Dan Nkosi, Chairman of Mbelwa District Council, where Mzimba belongs, refused to comment on the matter.
He however said the council has allocated a two day full council meeting on the issue next week.
Nkosi conceded the council is grossly split over the matter.