Kaliati tells North Malawi that federal system proponents are frustrated politicians

Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and Civic Education, Patricia Kaliati says people advocating for the federal system of government are bent on disrupting the peace, unity and tranquility prevailing in the country.

Kaliati: Trashes calls for federal system in Malawi

Kaliati: Trashes calls for federal system in Malawi

She made the remarks when she held a rally at Chitipa Boma this week.

There have been calls from some quarters in the North for the adoption of a federal system of government, claiming it would be the surest way for the region to have equal share of the national cake.

But Kaliati rubbished such calls describing them as baseless, especially now when the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government is displaying determination to spread development across the country, including the North.

To drive the point home, the minister catalogued a number of development projects to be implemented in the region such as Mombela University in Mzimba, a teachers training college in Rumphi, rehabilitation of Karonga-Songwe Road, construction of Njakwa-Livingstonia–Chitimba Road, Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay Road, and Jenda- Edingeni, Rumphi- Chitipa Road, among many others.

She said also reminded people of completed projects such as the Reserve Bank of Malawi (Mzuzu Branch), Bingu High Way and Nkhata Bay District Hospital, which she said have changed the face of Northern Region, serving as a clear indication that the region is not discriminated against in resource distribution by government.

“Advocates for federal government system are frustrated politicians salivating to plant seeds of disunity and confusion among peace loving Malawians,” she observed.

She explained that proponents of federal government are nursing an agenda under the carpet, wondering that no one made such a call during former president Joyce Banda’s regime and other previous governments.

She asked people to take extra caution in adopting systems of government to avoid torturing innocent Malawians.

She reminded people of the North about the ordeal when teachers, especially those from the north, were forced to work in their home region by the MCP led government out of trivia.

Kaliati then particularly thanked people of Chitipa and Karonga for naming Chitipa-Karonga Road Bingu High Way.

“The decision made serves as a great honour to the late president who implementation the long awaited and life line road,” said Kaliati.

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abinte
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abinte
3 months 20 days ago
Kkkkkkkkk koma eeeeeeeh.what is wrong with the northerners?you people from the north are not good people.Mrs kaliati is advocating for piece and you are I’ll treating her .what is it that you want?mind you this country will never ever be divided. Whether someone wants it or not.palibe kugawana.if you feel like you are tired of being a Malawian just go to zambia or zimbabwe period.when kamuzu banda took power 80percent cabinet ministers were from the north and nobody said anything until kamuzu realised that you were fools.kamuzu was very interegent and he knew you very well thats why he had… Read more »
Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
3 months 22 days ago
In advanced world,it could be an insult to call you a Minister of Information,Technology,Civic Education and Communications.Afterall,what do you know about the inside of each of these highly placed institutions? It seems to me you are less informed about the North and that you have a ruthless instinct against the Northerners who bitterly and patriotically fought for the independence of our country and most recently,for multiparty democracy which has swept you and others of your shallow intelligence onto prominent government positions of which you could have not achieved in real world,to say the least.Let you be informed that Chitipa-Karonga Road… Read more »
JohnZ
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JohnZ
3 months 22 days ago

Really? Peace and tranquility in Malawi? While pastors are bring stabbed for against DPP! Thats insensitive! Please shut you hole Kaliati and dont speak fod us!

Jimmy Kaunda
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Jimmy Kaunda
3 months 23 days ago

There is something you dont get Kaliati. DPP government hates the north period. if you can kill 20 innocent people without any shame, would you call that loving the north? Understand that If we get our federal government, we will develop the north at fastest pace you would never imagine. What you have mentioned as development is actually nothing. Give us our federal Government and you will see.

Eugene
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Eugene
3 months 23 days ago

Midnight Six in action kkkkk

john
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john
3 months 23 days ago

Kaliati, if you want just mention Nkhatabay hospital and Reserve bank as well as karonga chitipa rd. Don’t dare mention Mzuzu-NB hospital, mombela university, livingstonia – Njakwa rd because all these developments have not yet started. There is nothing on the ground worthy showing. So just shut up!!

Malani
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Malani
3 months 23 days ago
Kaliati are do not fool the people. There is nothing that your DDP government has addressed so far as raised by the Feds proponents. That is not the main reason as to why people need federalism. Do not cheat the people that this system is going to divide Malawi..Its your government which is tearing the country apart. if you don’t know the country is already divided, at first on regional line but your D.D.P. is advancing in promoting tribal lines. Whether you do want to believe it or not, this is enemy number one and is the reason why Malawi… Read more »
john
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john
3 months 23 days ago

People are fed up with nepotism when appointing people into public positions. Tell us who has been appointed in other regions in high positions since Peter Mutharika took over power and compare those numbers with those from south, especially Thyolo and Mulanje.

We have eyes and we are seeing all that.

As for Karonga-Chitipa road, munazimangira nokha mseu, I thought you also used it when you travelled to Chitipa to campaign. Mathanyula wanuyo akanayenda kuti?

Dr Tambala
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Dr Tambala
3 months 23 days ago

These selfish northerners should be asking for cessation not federalism. For cessation Ife tiwalola adzipita. Kantundu kodzikonda aka eish

Mtchona
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Mtchona
3 months 22 days ago

Uchitsilu basi inu school inakukanikani kuti muphunzire kuchita kukokera olephera zitsilu.Tigawanepo basi. Mulungu akapereka palibe angatenge. Ndiye tili ndi nzeru kafunse a John Tembo ngati akumpotofe timabera mayeso akukuuza chitsiluwe mmene Mulungu anatidalitsila ndipo ufunsenso a Malawi tili kunjafe ndi mtundu uti umene ukuchita bwino kunjako?

Dr Tambala
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Dr Tambala
3 months 22 days ago

Hahahaha mzeru zake ziti Galu iwe mukamauzirana Mayeso mumati ndi inu a nzeru. Kunja kwake you mean kutchetcha kapinga kwa mabunu pa jonipa? Dr Tambala akuchita bwino aise. Take your dead north and ask for cessation not the stupid federation! Cessation yes federation no!

The Patriot
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The Patriot
3 months 23 days ago
Madam Kaliati please be informed of the following: 1. Its not the “frustrated politicians” from the North that want Federal system of government but the majority of Northerners who want the federal system of government. Put this issue to a vote where only bonafide Northerners will vote and you will see what am saying. 2. Northerners may never rule this country but we are not stupid, we know how the DPP government hates us. That is why it is this time that we are asking for a Federal system of government. Memories are still fresh when the kate Bingu said… Read more »
Mndambala
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Mndambala
3 months 23 days ago

D.P.P where did you get the money to built Karonga Chitipa Road?
where did you get the money to built Nkhata-Bay hospital?
Where did you get money to built Reserve Bank in Mzuzu?
Those developments here we call them National Development NOT party development.
Kotero kuti ndi cholowa chawo anthu akumpoto kukhala ndi zinthu zimenezo ngati aMalawi.
Party development ndikugula zinthu ngati uniform mwavalayo,kukhala ndimagalimoto, kukhala ndi ma office ndi zina zotero.
Koma osati chitukuko cha dziko chipanga ndi chipani umenewo ndio umbuliwo mwanva?

International Observer
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International Observer
3 months 23 days ago
You are refuting something yourself is smearing on you forehead for everyone to see. What you are saying is exactly what Kaliati is alluding to. What is wrong and not true when she catalogues the DPP development projects in your region yet other parties failed to do the same? Government has the mandate to source funds for the entire country and projects are identified based on the money budgeted for. All she is saying is that those very projects you are refusing to embrace could have been constructed anywhere else but the government chose to spread development across the country,… Read more »
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