Fond push for federalism: Roll out civic education to Malawi citizens

Think-tank Forum for New Direction (Fond) has said it will roll out civic education on federal system of government aimed at providing specific information  how the system works by analysing the positives and also the negatives.

Fond general secretary Professor Godwin Mkamanga told Nyasa Times after the think-tank’s meeting in Mzuzu city  members of the grouping have since agreed to adopt  federalism system for their debate on 12th October 2014 at St John of God .

The debate that was supposed to take place on 28 September but has been postponed to 12 October “to allow more stakeholders to attend.”

Mkamanga said FOND will extend formal invitations to its members, all churches, political parties, government officials, traditional leaders, business communities, current MPs and those that did not make to Parliament, NGOs, senior citizen.

FOND has also said it “ will sort services of some lawyers that will offer assistance in case of arrest of organizers of the event on ‘Pro Bono services’.”

The group said it will campaign for federalism and offer civic education to the citizens.

Federism campaigners: Some MPs from the North Malawi backing calls for power-sharing

Federism campaigners: Some MPs from the North Malawi backing calls for power-sharing

“FOND is currently on design stage of identifying organizations that would assist define and produce material for civic education as well defining what Federation is verses current Unitary System both its best practices as well as disadvantages,” said Mkamanga.

According to Mkamanga, Fond has  identified what it has called ‘reverse qouta system’ of selecting students into the northern region secondary schools apart from what has been discovered at Nkhatabay secondary.

“ Data is being collected from Phwezi, Chaminade, Kaseye, Ekwendeni Girls, Mary Mount, Mzuzu government, University of Mzuzu  as one way of demonstrating the evils unitary system under DPP lead government. This information will be part of presentation during debate as one such serious example.”

The group said it welcomes government respresentative to the debate “ instead of wasting resources and time to bribe our chiefs as there are not the only stakeholders in such regard.”

FOND said it is collecting data on how many students who obtained between 6-15 points that are still sitting in villages between 2010 to 2013.

“ Information that was on agenda is around 121 students are still in their respective villages and the number keeps growing year on year.”

Members of the grouping have also cautioned traditional leaders to consult their subjects to allow debate before issuance of statements that are opinionated.

The group said  North Malawi has a strong case to demand federalism , pointing out that after 50 years of independence, northern region has no air transport connection to the rest of the world  and that none of their extractive industry has aided development in northern region, citing Paladin’s uranium mine at Kayelekela in Karonga.

President  Peter Mutharika has since  urged political and religious leaders to give dialogue and reconciliation a chance, instead of dividing the country.

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Makanda Gogo
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Fedalism is the answer to have Universal Development in Malawi… Fedalism promotes Universal Government, a government which is supported in any part of Malawi despite different political affliations…Good Leaders will always be promoted, lazy and corrupt officials are easily identified and delt with by law…No recycle of corrupt leaders… Premiers work hand in hand with municipalities for development…Premier is the President of the State and has a right to a guard of honour by the defence forces… Municipalities can own companies such as Railway, City Transport,Electricity Company, Water Company,Some City Hospitals etc to render best services to the Nation… Fedalism… Read more »
Alekhalibdul
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At no.52 u r desgrace 2d south pipo lyk u need stif punishment…northerners selfsh..apa central neva b cheated wt these fools w stand togatha always ngati nanunso mufuna tikupangeni smoke out nyawu zanu nenani w r ready 4dat…south woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee fools notherners tikakupezani kuno ku Bt tikuotchani muwonanso mudzipita kwanu kutchireko mbuzi zawanthu mwaba kokwanila u theaves

Tsalilani
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Siyinakufile yoti Peter akupeleka masikono ankhaninkhani kwa mafumu ndi mipingo ku mpoto? ameneyoyo nde amene umchite smoke out. Wanjenjemela nayo federalism osati pang’ono ayi. inu ma nobodies mukungowombela mmanja anzanu mamillion akumwazidwa kumpoto. Ma billion ena ndi awo akudya Mulli. Akugayilani? Ifetu tikuti chuma chimenechi chipite ku zitukuko za kuudzi, osati mmatumba. Ndithu simukuwona iuyo?

Matata
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Achimwene inu mwazilemba dzina loti vindere ndimwe nadi chindere. the fact is some areas are developing and other are not developing in the same country . now we are seeking the way of development to develop the country without segregate. Time of Nyasaland Congress Party in 1958 and multiparty Democracy in 1992 it was you mbuli were taking shit. Today central and Southern are enjoying even tommorrow will be you will will enjoy again. we northerners we are freedom fighters

Kanyimbi
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The truth is that you are greedy and everyone knows that. Just imagine you want to close Nkhatabay secondary school because there are less northerners there. I thought this school is a national school? So why do you want more northerners there? Musatipusitse Machende anu mwamva.

OBAMA
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CHIMENE MUDZIWE NDICHAKUTI CHILICHONSE CHILI NDI NTHAWI YAKE. UNITARY SYSTEM YATIKANIKA. MUKUTI ANTHU AKUMPOTO AKULIRA? HOW? AKUFUNA KUTI NAWONSE ZIWAYENDERE BASI. THIS IS THE TIME FOR FEDERAL TO MATERIALISE. KAYA MUFUNE MUSAFUNE. THESE GUYZ THEY WILL CONTINUE MAKING NOISE BECOZ ANTHUWA AMAGWIRIZANA CHOTI APANGE. KODI ENANU MUKUTI AFORD KODI AFORD NDIYA KUMPOTO? NOT ALL OF US ARE AFORD. AFORD IS JUST A PARTY LIKE ANY OTHER PARTY. BUT WE HAVE THE SAME IDEAL AS NORTHERNERS. NGATI MUKUKANA NDIYE KUTI YOU PEOPLE YOU CANNOT WORK TECHNICALLY WITHOUT NORTHERNERS MUKUOPA KUTI ZIZAKUKANIKANI. MUONEKERA NG’AMBA. INFACT NOT ALL OF US NORTHERNERS WILL GO… Read more »
MADALA
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WHETHER IT MAY MEAN SUFFERING OR POVERTY IT DOESNT MATTER !! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THE NORTH HAS TO BREAK FREE !! 50 YEARS IN DARKNESS IS NOT A JOKE !! GOD BLESS MY BELOVED LAND !!

Vindele
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you are crazy azibambo inu.. the best way is to let north to stand alone not Federal we are tired of these issues, southern and central we will be one malawi.

if i were president mukananya… all these its because you want power. I think Peter is renient enough on this ku mutola eti?.. you think it wil work as the way chihana did God was with him because we cried as anation and he had back up from the whole country. nde inu one region Take care mulindi ana they shall cry one day

OBAMA
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At No. 47. Let me tell you that you are a disgrace to the people of north if indeed you are a northerner of which I doubt. If you were you wouldn’t have said that nonsense. Let me tell you that from the tone of your comment shows you are not a northerner. You are just disguising yourself just to confuse us. My mother is from north and my dad is from south but I identify myself as a true northerner. I also love south but not as some people do. At No. 43 if you don’t understand the freedom… Read more »
Kanyimbi
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Kodi inunso ndinu otani? Simumadziwa kuti ku mpoto kwawo kwa munthu ndi kwa bambo? Koma ndiye mwasochera ngati nkhosatu.

MWANONI
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fedulo govt in north malawi wooooooooooooyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

KAMBEWA CHISALE
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KACHALI WAS VP BUT WHAT DID HE DO FOR THE NORTH ONLY TO ENRICH HIMSELF. CASH GATE KACHALI

KAMBEWA CHISALE
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YOU FAILED TO MANAGE AFFORD NOW YOU WANT TO CONFUSE MALAWIANS GO TO HELL NGWIRA, FOSEKI CHIHANA MAHALA MULIJE.

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