Paramount Chief Kyungu of Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga is appealing to politicians to iron out their differences and concentrate on developing the country rather than wasting their time advocating for feudalism and secession.
Kyungu said this during a meeting organized by Presidential Adviser on National Unity and Parliamentary Affairs Symon Vuwa Kaunda to campaign against federalism and secession issue.
“It could have been better if this issue was brought during the time of referendum in which we were changing to multiparty politics but now what Malawians need is development not debating on issues which brings confusion among people,” said Kyungu.
Kyungu said Malawi has no room for federiam or secession and warned that people in many countries have lost lives because of such issues “we don’t want this to happen here so politicians please give us a break”.
Chairperson for the youth in Karonga, Steve Msisokwe asked politicians who are pushing for the secession not to confuse the youths.
Speaking on the matter Vuwa Kaunda said he was assigned by President Peter Mutharika to know whether chiefs in north were consulted on the issue of federalism and secession.
“Those who are championing this issue are saying ‘people in the north’, but I have found out that all what has been said is not true and all chiefs are not aware of the issue, I have been to Nkhatabay and Rumphi all the chiefs have given the same answer,” said Vuwa.
He said his mission was particularly aimed to prevent what happened on 20 July in 2011 demonstration when a lot of lives were lost.
“If violence happens due to this issue obviously we will lose more property and lives because police are few and cannot contain the order,” he said.
He said Malawi is better together and that government’s best interests lie not in creating division but in continuing in the ‘ one Malawi- one nation’ and using its strengths to help continue in development.
Among those petitioning for the breakaway is People’s Party (PP) provincial chairperson Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :