Malawi academics for federalism debate, strategic planning – Fond

Think-tank Forum for New Direction (Fond) has mobilised Malawi academics to a debate on federal system of government to be held on October 12 in Mzuzu.

Among those lined up to the federalism debate includes Malawi’s internationally respected scholars Professor Thandeka Mkandawire, Prof Mphalive Msiska, Dr Victor Mugomezulu, Dr Bina Shawa and Dr Bofomo Nyirenda.

Prof Mpalive Msika

Prof Mpalive Msika

Prog Thandika Mkadawire;  Invited for the debate

Prof Thandika Mkadawire; Invited for the debate

Others are Prof. Kingsley Phiri, Dr Lezi Zeleza Manda, Dr Yohane Nyasulu, and Victor Mapesi Gondwe, lawyer and historian Phillip Banda, trade unionist Ken Williams Mhango. The list include senior and retired citizens such Prof David Rubadiri and Prof Felix Munthali.

Also taking part in the debate will be the religious leader, political party representative, government officials, chiefs and other ‘movers and shakers’.

Fond chairperson Prof. Godwin Mkamanga. said after the debate , the delegates will be part of development of a Strategic Plan that will oversee a set up of new committee to drive the process of negotiating with government, donor community,  Public Affairs Committee,  media groups and other stakeholders to bring down to one voice .

Mkamanga said Fond wants open and free debate so that people understand the system of governance to be adopted.

“There must be room for free, open and frank discussion on the merits and setbacks of federalism to educate the general populace, who would then be able to make informed choices,” he said.

Fond said intimidations, harassment and attempts at silencing people with different views from the established one, should have no place in a democracy worthy of its name.

The grouping said it wants people to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of federalism.

They argue that the call for federalism is being considered as an alternative governance modality for an independent country, where four political regions already exist, rather than being viewed as dividing the country and its citizens into tribal zones.

Meanwhile, CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, one of the powerful churches in Malawi, has said no one should be threatened for supporting on-going calls for federal system of government in the country.

The Synod also told the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government that time for oppression was over, warning it against suppressing calls for federalism.

Synod Spiritual Father, Rev Douglas Chirambo said Malawi is not a dictatorship, as such people should be allowed to debate federalism.

“People should not be threatened for voicing their concerns. If proponents of federalism are pushing for federal government, it means something is wrong,” said Chirambo.

He cited the recent quota system of selecting to students to conventional secondary schools and public universities as a justification for federalism calls.

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245 thoughts on “Malawi academics for federalism debate, strategic planning – Fond”

  1. Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    No need to develop blood pressure over this. Ask ourselves, why now and never in the long past?

  2. Kakha Erutu says:

    Za atumbuka izi. Tichedwapo apa, tiyeni tingogawanapo zikoli basi.

  3. chitapankwa says:

    The federation idea is good but the timing is bad.It appears the Tumbukas are frustrated by the fact that most of the loop holes in the system hav bin filled up thereby exposing one of their major weaknesses which is nepotism and regionalism.Why do they hate quorta system when it cleary states that it wants equal distribution of selection,Why do they envisage that a Northerner wl never test the mantle of presidency when they themselves refuses to blend with the rest of the population,Why should they claim that the Northern is the least developed when all statistic shows to the contrary. Besides is it not the same so called well educated Northerners who r neglecting their region by opting to establish themselves in other regions.In short this Federation idea is a product of personal frustration coupled with power hungry which will take us nowhere!

  4. LACKSON NAMUKU GAMA says:

    A frog does not jump during the day for nothing, the issue under debate is beyond what we can see and discuss here but mind you something is hidden within the minds of my brothers from the north. We are watching you munena chasisa dzaye kuti njobvu ithyoke nyanga, mwinatu kufuna utsogoleri. Pitani muzikalamulilana kutchire kwanuko, anthu ofuna madindo inu. MUSOVA MUONA.

  5. Real Malawian says:

    Is it Malawi academics or Northern academics, those lined up for debate are northerners only and not representative of Malawi. why not include people from other regions kudzikonda kohka kokha.

    1. Gomezga says:

      You are the most stupid person, there are so many forums and meetings where participants have all come from the south and yet they say they are representing views of all Malawians. This include the current cabinet where the centre has only one minister 95% representation is from the south. why not call the Kuzikonda amenewonso. People from the south you think Malawi its you. this is an open debate if you anything of substance go there and urge with them rather than displaying uchitsiru pa net.

      1. mbuzi says:

        Northerner wake up if you think by fighting for federal system will help you forget but look for a bigger thing than that. “STANDALONE” with federal the mlopwana’s administration will come in and say it should be a national referandum. But mind you Northern Region is the one looking for peace no qouta system

  6. Ngoma, Thomas, London says:

    Federalism will be good for Malawi. I have no problem but never allow any cessation!! Having said that my stand is that Malawi needs economic growth break though better than this federalism! Another social political issues to add to the resume of national accomplishments and yet on the economic axis no one has a clue how this country can grow. That is the debate we should be having not this social political nonsense. Malawians need an economic growth strategic brainwave not the easy path of another social political quandary to add to 1) breaking the federation, 2) achieving national independence, 3) multiparty democracy 4) gender equality and yet where is economic growth?
    Any self respecting intellectual Malawian must hold their heads in shame for supporting Federalism debate over the right debate of how to achieve economic growth breakthrough and wealth creation for our people to get the whole economy out of the Malthusian stagnation epoch!

  7. Manjawala says:

    Abweretsa ndani zimezi? Alomwe. Mwawonga dziko. Bakili analitso wabwino……..eya

  8. Satopa says:

    Just look at the composition of those lined up for the federalism talk and make your own conclusions…I am for federalism but this kind of line up stinks

  9. paul kwezo says:

    I am tempted to stereotypically say that the main problem with most Africans/Black people is thinking short term (and mostly local). Federation and possibly en-route to secession has no long term benefit basis. Quota system is barely a principle… jack-up and advance arguments on grounded principles and reasons for the federation. Will there be double taxation or rather donor-begging by the Federal and States?

  10. chaluntchithu says:

    tiyeni nawo awa! wakuwinira unandi, mumutu no mahara! fedulo yeneyiyo mbwenu!

  11. wish you well says:

    Zili ku Malawi!! Reminds me of the early 1990s when the wind of change from one party dictatorship to multiparty democracy blew across the Southern Africa Region. God protect and guide us!

  12. so i can see north and central can not survive without southern region .i wish the president the day for debate escom cut southern electricity then poor mzuzu can feel, colonial rules noticed that southern region is super than other region ,go with your federism but southern people will vote for secession , all regions should contrubute about the issue, copy that u northernerz

    1. Aliphee says:

      OK LETS WAIT AND SEE I FOR ONE I DONT BENEFIT ANYTHING FROM THE SOUTH APART FROM INSULTS. TIKUWONELANI ROTATION WILL BE BETWEEN TWO REGIONS NORTH AND CENTRE

    2. Fraser says:

      Iwe South Alomwe @ 134,
      This forum is not for nthumbidwa zo sakhwima mmaganizo.

    3. mthakati says:

      Bullshit!

  13. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT_(CFF) says:

    Demands:-
    1. abolish Quota System
    2. bring on Federal System
    3. equal distribution of resources
    4. rotating presidency
    5. recognize Mzimba as a “kingdom within a state”
    …..
    And then this SNARE:
    “… Mzimba is part of Malawi by mistake…” – Dr Bofomo Nyirenda
    Nyirenda himself is one of the “Malawi academics” who got an invitation to this debate.
    Malawians should brace themselves for the impossible on Sunday. There is a distinct possibility that this “debate” could degenerate into a battle-cry for SECESSION.
    God Save Us!

  14. Mutichani says:

    Aaaa, Pamenepa Vasuzga Mbwenu, The Move Is Really Nonstopable! Anthu Akumpoto Ndi Apakati Tiyeni Tilutenge!

  15. Langeni says:

    aaah a mbwenu mbwenu okha okha. rotation ya chani? ku US kuli rotation? ngati dziko lonse silinamufune basi ameneyo ali mmadzi.

  16. Redeemed says:

    Actually, I sense something super natural about Southern region, why does every one seem to be fond of South? ,the late former president of Malawi Dr K Banda, opted to reside in South when originally he is from the Central region, believe you me, even if miracorously, Malawi elect the presint from the North, he or she will not be able to resist this mysterious coersion and continue to be South oriented, the bottom line is, some things are just meant to be, and questioning or fighting them could only lead to unnecessary heartache.

  17. Precious says:

    THE OPPRESSORS ARE SHOUTING, CRYING, FOUL MOUTHING BUT THIS WILL NOT STOP NORTHERNERS FROM FIGHTING FOR THEIR RIGHTS. MUKHOZA KUTUKWANA OLO!

    YOU WHO ARE USED TO BOOTLICKING YOUR LEADERS AND HAPPY TO EAT THE CRUMBS AND SPOILS! THIS IS STRANGE! YOURSELF (POVERTYWISE) ARE NOT BETTER IF NOT WORSE THAN A NORTHERNER AND YET YOU STILL BLINDLY SUPPORT!
    UNDERSTAND THIS : FEDERALISM IS UNSTOPPABLE, FULLSTOP.

  18. Mneneli Wonyenga says:

    Akutiyesa eti. Yeserani tivote, mukhala panokha muona, tikuthamangitsani ndi voti.

  19. Statesman says:

    federal system is not only opted by northers,even many from the centre and south are of the view! Let the populace know what federal system of government is all about for them to make informed choices.ITS REAL,RESOURCES IN THE COUNTRY ARE NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED! LET ME GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE: Am from Ntcheu,and in the district we have one important TSANGANO NENO MWANZA ROAD that since multiparty era has been a campaign tool for these greedy politicians just to get votes.Funds for its construction have been diverted to projects of their choice! Pano nafeso tatopa ndi kudzikonda kumeneku.Mwayi omva maganizo a anthu ukhalepo not just making sweeping statements that Central and Southern Region dwellers do not support the system,NADA,POLA!!!!

  20. Nyokani says:

    Winawe ndi waku south you thnk wa pa central sakuifuna federal?
    Aku south dnt include central region with ur silly south..ifeso tikufuna federal yomweyo

    1. kamunthu says:

      Am from the central and sindikuifuna. Don’t speak for people in the centre, north, south or anywhere. That’s why u were suprised when peter won. U were busy speaking for people yet they were quiet waiting to speak themselves through the vote.

  21. Livulezi river says:

    Mmihavani @ 25, you have a point and zinthuzi umazitsata!!! During Bingu era they are the same northerners who were making a lot of noise disguising as NGOs. They went around telling the whites together with Joyce that Bingu should buy fuel on cash! They thought Joyce would continue ruling Malawi. Since she had failed, the very Joyce has mobilized them to gang up against Peter, coz Peter chose Chilima as opposed to Goodall as a Vice President. Thanks Peter adaionera patali kuti anthuwa ndi agalu!!! Auponda pano pokha tithana nawo!!!

    1. Nani says:

      The northeners are organising themselves into timabungwe why don’t we organise ourselves and have anti Tumbuka societis which will force these Tumbukas to monopolise jobs in the centre and south. Iwowa amakonderana with the wakwithu syndrome koma ife we cry in silence. Work up cenral and southern region.

      1. Redeemed says:

        No, I don’t suggest sinking down to there level is smart, it’s not in us, from both a spiritual point of view, lets over come evil with good. they are already reaping the fruits of their evil deeds, they are too blind to forsee the reproach that approaches, imagine some of them have never been to their home land in ages, now all of a sudden pro to cesesstion, they have to show up, what will be the reaction by their enstranged extended families?, trust me, some will be shot by Malawi’s AK47 (ufiti), they will not live to enjoy the freedom they are yearning.

  22. Livulezi river says:

    Genuine patriot @ 9 , you are right! Ngati akuyamba ndi debate kudzikonda chonchi, nanga atakhala patsogolo ndi u president kutilamulira??? My plea to ZBS, I know for sure that they will use your radio to cover this northern fora debate disguised as a national debate to make their noise. Tell them to debate in their mothers, I mean their regional language so that we should not listen what they want to say coz it will be useless for us( a pakati ndi kumwera). Asadzavutikenso kuti adzayankhule chingerezi. Agalu achabechabe okha okha kuitanizana!!

  23. Livulezi river says:

    What a misleading headline! The headline should have titled ” Northern academics for federalism debate” not the other way round! Are those named in this story Malawians or Northerners???? Poor journalism @ work! The reporter should differentiate between a Malawian and a northerner. All those mentioned in this story are northerners, and not Malawians! Tikuvanaaaaa?????

  24. John says:

    CENTRAL REGION IS SIDE BY SIDE WITH SOUTHERN REGION. WHO CAN SIDE WITH DEAD NORTH???????? LIVINGSTONIA SYNOD ANAMANGA MA CHURCH KU LILONGWE, WHO CAN SUPPORT THAT. ANTHU INU MULI MMADZI!

  25. John says:

    ANTHU A KUMPOTO MULIPOANGATI? WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF NORTHERN REGION! LAST CENSUS PUT IT AT 11 % OF TOTAL POPULATION AND SOMEBODY FROM THE NORTH HAD THE AUDACITY OF SUGGESTING THAT THE ELECTORAL STRENGTH SHOULD BE SOUTH 30, CENTRE 28 AND NORTH 26. FOOLISH!!! WHO CAN ACCEPT THAT! IN FACT MUSATIBOWE NDI FEUDALISM YANUYO, JUST GO STRAIGHT TO SECESSION, WHY ARE YOU AFRAID OF SECESSION????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  26. Mightwell Mtonga says:

    Wopephera asalimbane ndi ndale anthu ambiri akudabwana nanu a ccap liv palipose mulipo asiyileni a zipani

    1. MAKANANI says:

      TAWALORENI WANTHU AZIPITA KODI BWANJI A FARAO INU ??ZOONA 50 YEARS WANTHU AIRPORT NJEEE STADIUM NJEE MISEWU NJEE BASI TIZINGOTI ATUMBUKA NDIWOVUTA ?? IYAYI NDIWOZIKONDA NO NO NO KUMAWONA MBALI ZONSE GUYS !!

  27. GENIUS says:

    WHERE WILL THE MONEY TO SPONSOR THIS RUBBISH COME FROM? THE DONORS HAVE ABANDONED US AND THERE IS NO MONEY TO IMPLEMENT CRITICAL PROGRAMMES. IS THIS A PRIORITY?

  28. SOUTH-CENTRAL says:

    LET THEM DECIDE FOR THEIR DEAD NORTH AND NOT FOR THE SOUTH AND CENTRE. IFE A MALAWI ZISATIKHUDZE ZA KUTHENGEREZO! HOW COME YOU STILL HAVEN’T DEVELOPED YOUR THENGO WITH ALL THOSE ‘ACADEMICS’? KUDZIKONDA THAT’S WHY THERE ARE NO POLITICAL PARTIES IN THAT REGION, ALIYENSE AMAFUNA UDINDO! Correction: Mpalive is not yet a professor he is still a mere lecture.

    1. MAKANANI says:

      ALOLENI AMBWENU MBWENU AZIPITA A FARAO ACHABE CHABE INU OPHULISA WANTHU NJERWA ZA MOTO !! 50 YEARS NO AIRPORT NO STADIUM NO PROPER DEVELOPMENT ZOONA ??? NO NO NO LET THESE PEOPLE DECIDE THEMSELVES LIKE SCOTLAND FULL STOP !!

  29. kukhala says:

    ka vuwa kalikuti awotu to contact and discuss dpp opposition to the idea. not MAFUMU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. kadamanja says:

    KWAKHOLA KU MPOTO, WAWUNGANENGE WAMASAMBILO, BP IYO WANYAKE.

  31. Aninto says:

    When the time for change is up, it does not take the team of highly learned men to convince people on what to do. The masses does what is perceived to be the better course. Remember: The voice of people is the voice of God.

  32. Gomezga says:

    It appears our friends from the south including their president don’t have any clue on how to manage this movement apart from denouncing a northerner. shame on you guys.

    The centre is so quiet but full of hope that once federalism pass, they are also getting their part. Kaya wa ku mwerayo

  33. Jumusi says:

    When we talk of development we are talking about infrastructure: roads, bridges etc. not dwelling houses! Mbuli inu

  34. Jumusi says:

    @105, it is the problem of poor reporting. The academics are discussing Federalism. Yes, all of them are from the north because those from the south and centre are not interested.

  35. Jumusi says:

    @110, you are silly. Is Blantyre or Lilongwe developed because of people from BT or LL? The two cities are developed because of tax payers money not because of where people come from. Why should people from the north come home to develop their region? Are people from BT or LL developing their cities?

    Anthu a kumwela uchitsiru basi. Reasoning capacity is very shaloow, sukuru mulibe. That’s why even if you go to RSA you end up vendors or gugulisa kaunjika.

    Northerners want a fair share of the country’s resources. Anthu a ku south kuba basi. Look at Muluzi, Mutharika brothers Joyce Banda. You can’t stop the change, you can only delay it.

    1. MAKANANI says:

      WALORENI WANTHU AKAWONE ZINA GUYS !! ZOONA INU 50 YEARS NO AIRPORT NO STADIUM NO PROPER ROADS BASI TIZINGOTI ATUMBUKA NDIWOVUTA NDi WOZIKONDA ??? NO NO NO TIZIWONA MBALI ZONSE GUYS SIZIKUYENDA BWINO TAA ANTHUWA MPAKE AKUFUNA KUCHOKA !! AKAWONE ZINA

  36. SOTHINI says:

    WE HAVE LOTS OF EDUCATED GUYS IN THE NORTH, ASK EACH OF THEM WHERE HE IS BASED.
    THE RESPONSE WILL BE , MAN ” AM IN NEW YORK, CAPE TOWN, LONDON ”
    WHY DONT YOU COME AND DEVLOP YOUR HOME, “MAN WITCHCRAFT, AUNT ATE DADIE AND MUM TOGETHER”
    WHEN WILL YOU COME HOME, “MAN ONLY CASKET WILL COME”
    WHO IS TO DEVELOP THIS REGION ANYWAY.
    AS YOU COME HOME BY 12TH OCTOBER,DONT GO BACK. MWAPULIKATU.

  37. Ndixman says:

    No 70, Correct in chichewa we dont say( manyumba) just say mnyumba

  38. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT_(CFF) says:

    Let’s wait and see.
    I’m sure that ZBS will cover it live; and please give us the time schedules.
    Oh God give us WISDOM!!!

  39. sylvester namale says:

    Malawian folks must debate how to move at least five steps from below towards top each year from being the poorest country, than on emotional debates over federalism! Folks must focus on reducing hunger, poverty and disease for all regions. The country far too small to be divided and economically federalism is not viable. For now poor governance must be challenged, federalism will just increase the divide and the poor now will become poorer while the rich become richer!

  40. james kapiyira says:

    Osangotukwana akumpoto apa.Tanenani mfundo zomveka zomwe mukukanira.Kungozolowera kutukwana basi,nenani mfundo timve or else mbuzi ndinuyo!

  41. Inu says:

    What does debate in this context mean? The way I understand debate is when people with opposing views come together and argue for their case. In this case it does not look so. This is about educating people on what Federation is and of course is already a foregone conclusion since as per article, there will procedures to establish a group to further this course with the government, donors, etc.

    You state that Malawian academics, when in fact almost all of them are from the north. This is typical what our friends prefer. If a place is full of them, that place is okay since the most deserving people in Malawi are them. How can other people love you with such kind of mentality? There is no way indeed you can rule Malawi through the ballot

    1. MAMA says:

      ARE YOU OK ??WHICH BALLOTS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ??? YOU MEAN THOSE RIGGED AND BURNT BALLOTS ?? WERE THEY CREDIBLE IN YOUR EYES ?? THEN WHY DID YOU BURN THEM DESTROYING EVIDENCES FOR VOTE RECOUNT ??? AND YOU GO AROUND THE WORLD PREACHING I WON THE ELECTIONS ?? ARE YOU FOR REAL ???

      1. Inu says:

        Are you implying that AFORD would have won the elections?

  42. Nkhondomukaya says:

    Tikuthawani alomwe inu.ataikhala pa tokha.

  43. kadamanja says:

    I feel it in my blood the real proffessors and Doctors will meet now. Wina BP yimpeza lets wait and see. Northerners???? eeeh the Prof, and the Docs. Ku Thyolo prof mmodzi basi, prof Kaliat.

    1. mmihavani says:

      Kadammanja don’t insult anthu a ku Thyolo. Akulakwira chani? In Thyolo there are doctors and professors at international level but they are humble people, they are not like your dirty beared mbwenumbwenu professors who just memorise books but have no money in their pockets. Thyolo is industrialised than your dead north. Thyolo harbours your northern graduates who work as managers in its estates. Thyolo has produced business magnates others with banks, factories etc employing the mbwenumbwenus. Only that ndi anthu ofatsa osazikonda. Mbwenumbwenus matama too much koma ali ithimbilira opanda ndalama.

  44. Dausi says:

    Olakwa si atumbuka koma makolo a ife a Lomwe monga Bambo Laison Thom. anatoziwa ubwino wasukulu koma osagawira nzeruzo makolo anzawo asaaaa! Anzathuwa amatosilirana sukulu koma ife fast cash. same with oth tribes among & near us: Just check with one weekend paper with a topic like many children dropping out of school in Nsanje in preference for jobs in Mozambique. Vutonso la Mtumbuka limenli. We have foolish ideologies loitering around the ages.

  45. walaza says:

    imwe batchalichi this is non of your business. Peter gave you some money. please step back we need federation. We are free to have what we need. This world has gone crazy kkkkkkkk. EiSH

  46. makito says:

    Of course the debate is organized for northerners, to have one voice. Why would southerners who castigate northerners, call them names as in this article, be invited?
    No logic anthu inu.

  47. Kwangali Unami says:

    Tumbuka Scholars! I think you are now turning yourselves into a bunch of laughing stock. Malawi does not revolve around one region.

  48. truth says:

    Funny how when the cabinate is made up of people from south and central all is well. But when a panel of just a debate is made up with some people from the north the GOD FORBID!

    There is a serious hatred of the north here. And it appears the northerners have lesser rights to than those from the south & central. Even further those in the north are not worthy to be called humans but rather monkeys. And we expect God to bless us as a nation?

    We need to be constructive in our debates. We have never experienced war hence we are loose with words and we need to understand that throwing stones and generalising tribes won’t lead us far.

  49. Jabulosi says:

    WHY ARE MOST PEOPLE RANTING ABOUT FEDERALISM??? IS IT IGNORANCE OR ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING????

  50. mbwenumbwenu says:

    Northerners are bunch of nothing but FOOLs, IDIOTs. How can dare to say south and center have developed at the expenses of dead north. You Nyikalanders you come to south and center and you make lots of money. yet you choose to put your developments here in south.

    Do you know the owner of Kalikuti Hotel. Its a certain mbuzi from north. Why not building Kalikuti hotel in north. Do you know the owner of Eden private secondary school in area 23 its Wakuda Kamanga from north.

    PLEASE DO YOU TUMBUKAS DEVELOP HERE IN SOUTH AND CENTER AT THE EXPENSES OF YOUR HOME REGION NORTH.

    1. Jabulosi says:

      You living under false pretense because you are ignorant of what you want to put across!!!!!

    2. MAMA says:

      WHAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WANT IS NOT A HOUSE OR STORE THEY NEED THINGS LIKE AIRPORT STADIUM BETTER ROADS !! GIVE THEM CHANCE TO STAND ALONE LETS SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM ITS THEIR OWN CHOICE RIGHT OR RISK !! BWANJI MUKUFUNA KUMANGOPONDEREZANA NGATI MBULI ZOSAPENYA ????

    3. MAMA says:

      BOZA BOZA BOZA KALIKUTI MWINI WAKE NDI KHONDOWE FROM CENTRAL REGION

      EDEN PRIVATE SCHOOL MWINI WAKE NDI HON MP CHING’ONGA BANDA CENTRAL REGION

      NOT TUMBUKAS MWAGWA NAYO !!

    4. Bristol says:

      Mbenumbwenu, I have read your comments but what I know is that Mr. Wakuda Kamanga comes from Kasungu & Mr Khondowe is from Ntchisi.

  51. Malawianmom says:

    PEOPLE PLEASE, JUST BY READING ALL THE POSTING ON THIS SITE TODAY. REALY ALOT OF US NEED TUTOYER ON THIS.

  52. Ngoni Ruler says:

    Atumbuka nzeru alibe let them face wat they a after warning 2 all northerners after fedaration or sescion mungoziwiratu kuti ndi wakwanu ku mpoto palibe kusekererana mudziwiretu.

    1. kadamanja says:

      why are you crying and complaining? nkhalanazo nzeruzo, Tumbukas are wise people.salimbana ndi anthu ngati inu.

  53. Cheballoteli says:

    Mtumbuka simunthu. afiti, how can they be making noise about federation? which development can we say BT and LL have amassed which irks them? munayenda maiko ena anyani inu? utumbuka ndi chilema ndithu

    1. MAMA says:

      MLOMWE MFITI YAYIKAZI KULIRA KWA A

      1. MAMA says:

        MLOMWE KULIMBA MTIMA NGATI MFITI YAYIKAZI ANTHU AKULIRA AKULIRA ZOTI ASINTHE AYI NDITHU WAMANGA WAMANGA MULOPHWANA KHANYUWA !!KAYA BAIBULO OR KORANI YAKE ITI ???

    2. Phuzi says:

      Ndiwe chitsiru kwambiri ukunyoza Atumbuka iwe.Garu mfiti ndiwe

  54. yona says:

    For so many times i have been against anything about federation and referendum, I have travelled almost any district in Malawi and i had good basis being against it, but its good to give what community demands and let it backfire, lets give it a taste, lets face it, so that next time we shdnt point fingures on one another

  55. chimimba says:

    Mbuli zakufikapo atumbuka chifukwa chake kuona mtumbuka oyera mkudekha other wise both of them are monkeys

    1. MAMA says:

      MLOMWE MFITI NAMBALA WANI ANTHU AKULIRA AKULIRA ZOTI ASINTHE MAYAZI WAMANGA WAMANGA NGATI YUDASI POPEREKA AMBUYE YESU

  56. Redeemed says:

    Take note, at the time when the late former president Kamuzu banda ordered all the Tumbuka to return back to region for emplyment, most of them lost their lives, why, remember that they tend to be complacent probably too complacent in strange land, to such unextent of burning bridges between their families back at home, they seldom visit home and hardly render any financial support to extended families and , this creates a huge and tension amongst them.
    Now even though they are bragging over their capability to develop their region if granted independence, they are turning a blind eye on their own waste enemy.
    The same applies to my fellow Malawians residing here in RSA who are reluctant to visit their homes in fear of WITCH CRAFT, the deadly enemy to development.

    I personally do not benefit from the slavery services which tumbukas are claiming to be rendering, however from a human spirit perspective, I feel that its only crucial that I bring this to your attention in order for you to make an informed decision. Its not as cosy as it seems. Atleast I’ve warned you prior to being given a long rope.

    1. mboma says:

      u must be a big idiot, why scare them????????? a big fool who i think is in thebaland, but still u cant stop this movement wachepa nayo madala, north secession, if u failed to find a job 50yrs of independce, u cant find one now wachepa iwe

      1. Redeemed says:

        Calm down my currently fellow country man, perhaps you need to improve your on your comprehesion skills, because from your comment, you’ve not only displayed your little communication skills but have proved a previous comment from one of the commentors who described your tribe as too impatient to even stop at the red traffic lights (robots) , of course I do not practice accuturation, (psychological term refering to a person person who perceive or judge others by their culture), I choose to view people as individual and strongly believe that, one’s behaviour is influenced by the sorrounding environment.
        A point of correction, I do not seek to deter the Northerners from claiming their freedom or independence, as a matter of fact, I will be amongst those majority that would personally bennefit if this notion is materialised, look I am a young woman in foreign land for greener pasture, If sesseccion does succeed, I will submit my resignition letter with immediate effect and come back home to my family to live a normal life, while the northerners suffer the consequences of of their impulsive decision. Good lucky, because you will need it, like I said, it’s cold out their.

        1. Mbolo says:

          redeemed, u are not redeemed, u are evil, so if north secedes what is your problem????, ur pain,????i think u are plucking tea in phalombe cheating us here as if u r doing something in life, coz if u were doing something good in ur life, u couldnt have been showing ur bitterness here, ur bitterness here show how u struggle to earn a living in life!!!!!!!!!! infact fastrack the secession issue by lobbying to peter mutharika to allow north secede, that would be a plus on this movement, not just barking here go and reason with peter how secession would help and ur fellow lomwes to find jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

          1. Redeemed says:

            Since when is plucking tea considered evil?, ask those who are proficient in zulu what is it do they mean when they say “ispa, ispan or ijobo, ijobo”, by the way the last time I checked, I edged you to amend your username as not only is it disgusting, it overshadows your views, now you decided to ommit it, not so smart if you ask me.

    2. Mwiza says:

      This is not true. Tumbukas are actually very close to relations just like the rest of Malawians. You will rarely find a tumbuka changing a surname to some un Malawian name just to be distant from relatives. Building in Lilongwe City does not mean that I have settled in Lilongwe District. if one is to setlle at Kasiya, for example, it would be different case. Cities belong to all bonafide citizens!

      1. Redeemed says:

        Atleast some one sounds awake, not all is lost.

    3. MAMA says:

      LET THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH DECIDE WHICH IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLSND 50 YEARS NO AIRPORT NO STADIUM NO PROPER DEVELOPMENTS IS A BIG JOKE SHAME AND A MOCKERY

  57. gwadani says:

    I beg DPP government and Peter in particular to immediately stop the proposed mombera university in the north. These mbwenus and wakwithus are selfish people. Let them build their own university. I believe seccession is better than federalism for these mpoto parasites. We don’t need federasm rather these parasites should secceed from mother Malawi and immediately leave the south and central Malawi. Livingstonia synod should vacate the central region. No mpotos in the south and central region of Malawi. Don’t dare change names. Malawi will be better off without these parasites from north. Don’t make noise, leave Malawi and relocate to your bushy north and play with monkeys you selfish people. If you insist staying in the south and central then know that xenophobia is awaiting you selfish mpotos. The centre and south has nothing to lose when selfish northerners secceed from Malawi. No to federalism Yes to succession.

  58. John says:

    AM EARMARKED FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP FOR THE CENTRE. THE TUMBUKAS MUST KNOW THAT THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WORK IN THE CENTRAL REGION. I HAVE MY OWN PEOPLE IN THE CENTREAL REGION TO TAKE CARE AND LOOK AFTER. AS FOR APM, HE CHOSE HIS CABINET BASED ON WHERE HE HIS PARTY HAS REPRESENTATION AND WENT EVEN AN EXTRA MILE TO INCLUDE GONDWE WHO IN A NON-MP.

  59. Cashgate 1 says:

    Ayi zikomo nonse mwatukwana ndi kutukwanida. I hope by the end of the day sanity will prevail. Malawi is for all of us. This debate is about Malawi not North, that’s my understanding. It seems “BEFU” ndilo lachuluka. as my uncle Chakufwa said. Only if we can be objective in our contribution then we can have a better Malawi, federal or no federal. Will Peter stand this heat? He has a history of failing to provide leadership when issues are out of hand: remember education saga a few years ago. This is the time he need to rise up and prove his leadership, this issues seems to be a small one but bigger to fuel hatred among Malawians. As a President he should move beyond sending empty headed people like Vuwa, to cheat Chiefs, who cannot even vote during assembly meetings, but trust on well and respected strategists who can help reconcile Malawians. Its not only the northerners that are crying foul here, but even those from Central. Time to wake up bwana president and stop fighting press but do business to impress “all” Malawians.

  60. kumbu says:

    @ 71.iweyo sindiwe mtumbuka weniweni.hp bambo ako anangobwera kuzalima fodya kuno ndikupempha malo okhala, chinderee iwee!!! Go back to ur original home!!!!!

  61. Kanyimbi says:

    Debate yanji yoti nonse ndi a kumpoto okha okha? Mukapangire kwanu zimenezo. Kuno sikwanu mwamva? Zopusa timakana.

  62. John says:

    THIS WILL BACK-FIRE AND NORTHERNERS WILL CRY MORE. MARK MY WORDS…………….. TODAY IS 7TH OCTOBER 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Cashgate 1 says:

      Hey! understand the term federalism. Its not about secession as you have put it. Why Federalism is being promoted because of what you have indicated in your comment already. Why is it north doesn’t have industries, companies, as compared to South and Centre. All what is needed for Malawi to develop is equitable distribution of development project. This is ideal in all government, unfortunately politicians that run this country sometimes are very bias and to check that biasness we need a system the will not only favour cross section of the nation but everyone, hence federalism. South will benefit just like north and Centre. Be objective in your contribution.

      1. Inu says:

        God question? You pose that question to the investors not government. In fact I know that investors are at liberty to invest anywhere in Malawi. Do you know one of the reasons why many are preferring to invest in Nigeria and why their economy is now the biggest in Africa? Apart from the oil, the other important factor is population. As an investor, you investment has to be profitable. Where there is a wide base of potential customers, that is where businesses will go. So to blame the underdevelopment in the north on governments is just plain wrong. The reasons why the colonial masters settled in the south are the same reasons why the north is underdeveloped today. There is less in the north that is worthy of huge investments and it is not well connected. You see the new railway line under construction will even make the south and central more accessible and advantageous for business.

        If you secede, at least there will be more people in the north with high qualifications so probably will create a base for business, but we all know that your geographical position will make it hard for any foreign investor to invest.

  63. John says:

    LET US NOT WAIST TIME WITH FEDERALISM. WE SHOULD JUST GO STRAIGHT TO SECCESSION IF THIS IS WHAT NORTHERNERS WANT. CENTRAL REGION WILL STAND TO BE TOGETHER WITH SOUTH. BUT THESE NORTHERNERS SHOULD BE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT THEY STAND TO LOSE OUT ON THIS. BECAUSE OF THE EVERCRYING BEHAVIOUR OF THESE NORTHERNERS, EDUCATION, INCLUDING TERTIARY WILL HAVE TO BE MANAGED AT REGIONAL LEVEL. PETER, PLEASE STOP BUILDING MOMBELA UNIVERSITY, THEY WILL DO IT THEMSELVES. BY THE WAY, THERE ARE MORE COMPANIES IN SOUTH AND A BIT MORE ON CENTRE AND ALMOST NOTHING IN THE NORTH. I CAN SMELL ALREADY THAT RECRUITMENT IN THESE COMPANIES WILL GO ALONG REGIONAL LINES EVEN IF LAWS DO NOT PRESCRIBE FOR THAT. THAT IS A SAD REALITY WHICH NORTHERNERS ARE FAILING TO GRASP.

    SO LETS GO FOR IT……….ÄCHEWA ADATI “MWANA AKALIRA NYANGA YA NSATSI, MPATSE, IMFOTERE YENKHA”

  64. Devils Advocate says:

    This is the best thing to have happened to Malawians, since Independence from Colonial Westminster Government!!! As Malawians we should be in a position to chant our own system of Governance even improving on it!!!! The North and of late Centre as well are being forgotten when it comes to equal distribution of Development Resources under the guise that majority Ruling Parties always hail from Populace District of Southern and Eastern Regions!!! Majority Parties have a Tendency to punish less populous Regions that Vote under common sympathy as perpetual Looser!! Hence Knee bending as become the order of the Day in order to gain footage for favor in order to receive Development Resources!! which Never materialized in over 50 years !!! As one Malawi one Nation and One Nation one Leader Government , I wish to commend our President APM for at least lending the Nation his ear and indeed Voice Of Wisdom at this Landmark occasion in the History of our Sovereign Nation !!! God Bless The Republic of Malawi and God Bless Prof APM!!!!

    1. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

      We don’t mind go to hell man!

      1. Inu says:

        The road to Ntchisi, the new face of Lilongwe are all attributed to Bingu. What do you mean that the central is being forgotten as compared to the South? Eversince Bingu made the decision for the government to completely move to Lilongwe, things have progressed in Lilongwe. So stop lying here. Whenever you talk of federation/secession, just speak on your behalf, not on behalf of central region. We share a lot in common with people in the south and there are so many chewa groups in the south

  65. Zoonadi APM aloreni a Tumbuka amasulidwe ku ukapolo ngati ana a Isayeli ku Egypt. Ayenera azipita kwawo basi. Kamuzu adathamangitsa aphunzitsi wokha. Lero thamangitsani aliyense Mtumbuka azipita kwawo. Mzaka zino sizaka zomaganiza ngati m’mene akuganizira a Mbwenumbwenuwa. Let them go back home. Mukalora referendamu muziwe kuti anthu akumwera ndi pakati adzakhala a kapolo zedi.Aipita kwa amawo basi. Kodikumwera ndi pakati patukuka ndi chiyani mpaka munthu kulira kuti mayo ndikufuna federeshoni.Please mwana akalirira nyanga yantsasi musemereni kuti adziwe kuipa kwake. Pagulu kuti muchite bwino wina ayenera akhale woleza mtima. Pamene a tumbuka palibe woleza mtima , mafumu, mabishopu, ma intellectuals, andale mavenda onse achitumbuka ndi aphuma zedi samadikiranso ngakhale pa maroboti. AMALAWI TIWAPASE ATUMBUKAWA DZIKO LAWO BASI. WE DONT TO MIX WITH THE TUMBUKAS. SELFISH TRIBE. WHY FORMING YOND WITH MEMBERS FROM NORTH AND YOU EXPECT IT TO HAVE A BLESSING FROM SOUTH AND CENTER. THUS NONSENSE. OCHAKWERA MUST VERY CAREFUL WITH HIS STAND FOR FEDERALISM. 2019 IS NOT FAR FROM 2014. THESE ARE DAYS WHICH ROTATE FASTER THAN OUR IMAGINATION. CHAKWERA LOOK AT THE FOND MEMBERS, DO YOU HAVE ANYBODY FROM CENTER. BECAREFUL YOU KEEP ON DANCING TO GULEWAMKULU THAN PLAYING WITH THE TUMBUKAS. YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH NOT TO BE USED AND THROWN LIKE CONDOM BY LOVEBIRDS.

    Please CHEWAS stand up and tell the Nyasalnders not to use your name. Kamuzu was your grapa and he did not tell you to close to this Nyasalanders when he hiself threw them away. I dont think so. So all OChews watch out. Be strong like Kamuzu. Like grapa like grandsons.A strong grandpa do raise a weaker grand sons and daughters. Jack up.

    1. mboma says:

      i dont understand u idiot do u expect FOND to seek blessings from south how??????????? why dont u form your own grouping, north has such grouping of academics full of professors, why dont u arrange one that can speak for south and cnter????? am very surprised here that u still want to participate when u have been lobbying on this forum that u will even vote for north secession and yet u know very well that cesseion is only done by the people from the area affected, so now FOND has arranged a debate to solve north problems of forming their own country basi inu njenjenjenje, koma achawa and alomwe, engage kaliati manganya, winiko as panelists, what type of professors do u have in south and center that u can make noise here???????????????? all of them have been trained by northerners from nusery school shupiti!!!!!!!!!

      1. Inu says:

        FOND cannot solve the problems of the north, in case you do not know, it is up to the government to do that. Truth be told, many in the central and south will not lose sleep if the north secede. In fact people will be dancing in street once the north secede. We are completely tired of people from one region making useless noise in Malawi. Does quota system only affect people from the north? Even if we talk of cabinet positions, was it not the central region that had moral authority to complain? Do you see people in the central region going to lengths to cry for this? The problem with you our northern friends is you think that you are the most deserving people in Malawi and that if there is no majority from the north at a place then the system is not fair

    2. MAMA says:

      LET THE NORTHERNERS DECIDE WHAT IS THE BEST FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLAND !! 50 YEARS NO AIRPORT NO STADIUM NO ROADS IS A BIG JOKE AND A MOCKERY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH !!

  66. Ganda says:

    Iwe Noxy ndiwe nadi kaphwisi, you yourself are you a professor? How dare you are by saying illiterate professors of North? Are you telling me that you know better than them kaphwisi? Mpoto wooooyeeeeeee! Any change in Malawi was brought by people from the North, ask Kamuzu Banda will tell you! Mpoto has big brains dada iwe wambula mahala panji kuti vinjeru! Tell your professor in the South or Central to go and read books, they will learn how the North has shaped the entire country for the past 60 years!¿!¿!¿!

  67. chefourpence says:

    Open debate? My foot! All are northern ‘academics’ debating a ‘northern’ issue! Kkkkkkkkk debate! Strategize for all you want but when it comes down to the real things, the illiterate will rule with violence. And your emigres will be decimated. Leave our country before anything! Wakumva amve!

  68. MAMA says:

    LET THE NORTHERNERS DECIDE WHAT IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLAND WHY ARE YOU SCARED OR WORRIED ??? YET YOU CALL THEM ALL SORTS OF ABUSES !!

  69. Zondiwe says:

    The ones who are concerned are the ones that are raising the issue of federalism.
    The Llhomwe with their Mutharika have reached Utopia that they never dreamt of when they trekked from Mozambique to come and labour on the tea plantations of Thyolo/Mulanje, after the colonialists had established their tea estates in the 1900’s
    They are doing their level best to exclude everybody else from positions of influence in Malawi, and this is the reason why the North is agitating for a federal set-up. This is not a new topic as the North has been shunned even from Kamuzu’s time. Bakili did not help much. Bingu was the worst, and now that his younger brother is continuing with his elder brother’s policies, hence the urgency to deal with this issue once and for all. The North and Northerners are treated like lepers in Malawi. You always hear that Northerners are proud people, and this is absolutely false. You find proud people in the South, Centre as well as the North. You cannot paint everybody with one brush. In a population of 16 million, there are only about 2.5 million Northerners, and they pose no threat to anyone. That they love education is a fact. That they work hard is a fact. That they are found everywhere in Malawi is a fact; this is because the North has intentionally been starved of development by each successive governmen, starting with the colonial government to the present. I bet my last tambala, if the North had economic activity to match the South or Centre, most Northerners would be found up North, and not even in the diaspora.
    My take is that if DPP tried hard to have an inclusive government where all our people were treated with respect, nobody would be calling for a federal government or even secession. This would be irrelevant. However, the opposite is the truth now. DPP is perfecting the art or even science of exclusion of Malawians based on where they come from. What a shame!

  70. mbuya says:

    Point of correction, these academics are from the northern malawi not ‘Malawi’ if you dont know many people in rural areas in the south and centre are in support of federation or even independent north…on account that everyone will go to their state of origin….this is good kuti mwaziyambisa nokha

  71. Ganda says:

    Yes, Mutumbuka mwenecho wa mpololo pamaso! Federalism is the way to go. Tavuka nakughusika na wakamphwisi! Nthiwemi nkhanga is zighusane zekha zekha. Kweni para tawina debate iyi ise tileke kuwa wa Mpoto tiryepo, nkhuwemi para pali munthu wa maghanoghano ngati ni agha wajikakilethu pambere tindamuzgokere.

  72. Noxy says:

    Illiterate professors from the North trying this and that to illiterate Malawi

  73. homwa says:

    I’ve read all these comments are rubbish. You chewa’s always think you”re the best tribe while cheating yourself. Why you always hate northereners? Kaya munthu ndi mtumbuka. Ngonde, tonga, yao, sena ,hlomwe etc, the fact is we are all Malawians. A tumbuka is not &”ll never be a Mozambican, or Ugandian.

    Tokha-tokha hatred why? Dats wy mmaiko ena muli nkhondo yapa chiweni-weni some of the reasons are these. Kaya wakumpoto wabwera mu Lilongwe kaya Blantyre vuto ndi cha? waturuka dziko la kunja? Bull Shit!! Nde kuzikondako. Zankutu!! if there were industries & developemnts in the north, do you think we could’ve come here? Tigawanedi aliyense azidya thukuta lake. Ife tizikugwirilani ntchito ndalama muzitukulira madera anu? Dyera munaliyamba ndinu!! We want equally sharing of resources. Enough is enough!!!

    No wonder mtima omweo unayamba even with the past presidents, they never developed the northern region as if its not in Malawi. After finishing school a person seeks for a job & you go where there are Industries & offices. What’s wrong with that? I know mumawawidwa ndi Education ya a kumpoto. Anakuletsani kulowa mkalasi ndani? Mwatseguka panopo za maphunzirotu inu. Mbuli zokha-zokha! That’s why munabweretsa quota system kuti mwina muzitengako ndi mbuli zomwe zimakalephera to perform in class. Hee-ee-ee!!! Shame. Tiyeni tigawane muone mmene mpoto atukukire, muzakhumudwa! then it will be u seeking jobs in the north. WE ARE ALL MALAWIANS, ZONENANA AI, ACHEWA MUMAONJEZA, SHUPITI!! Ozikonda ndinuyo.

    1. Devils Advocate says:

      Kamuzu in his Speeches never failed to mention that if you want Nationhood to disappear then keep on talking about Tribes !! Rather there is no M’ngoni Chewa, Tumbuka Nkhonde Nyakyusa, Yao, Mang’anja no Tonga etc But we are all Malawians!!!! Period!!!!!

  74. Sabiti says:

    Mwana akalirira nyanga ya tsatsi msemereni imufotere yekha, anthuwa aponda mwala, utsiwu ndie kuti moto ulipo ndithu pamenepa, galuyu ndiwamkota sakandira pachabe,Tiyeni tiwalore abale athuwa chikhumba chawo chichitike.

  75. KK says:

    Atumbukafe ndife MBUZI basi!!

    1. MAMA says:

      MBUZI MAYI WAKO HULE UJA NDI BAMBO WAKO KHAIDI UJA IWENSO MBUZI YOPANDA MANU

    2. Mbolo says:

      atumbuka mbuzi koma everyday complaining they have dominated employment??????????????????? confused bastard, everyday complaining atumbuka this atumbuka that mostly only on good things, president push for quota system against them, u mean whole govnment can be busy ndi mbuzi????????ask dpp and peter mutharika on how they dont sleep ndi mtumbuka, why???????? small in numbers but can shake whole country, some poeple are just large in numbers but very empty ndawonela pa ma southners!!!!!!

  76. JAYJAY says:

    This federalism is about the Northerners, i wonder why those from the south and central are so much conerned and thet make alot of noise.Mukutikakamira bwnji.Tisiyeni tiziwone tokha zotsatirazo.You talk of Tumbukas in the south and central ,forgetting alot of yawos,lomwes are in the north as well.ali ndi maplot mu mzuzu,karonga etc.Tikamachoka kumwerako tigulitsa manyumba athuwo,musaganize muzatola aulere ngati mmene mumatolera ma nyumba a mboni za jehova.

  77. John says:

    I wonder why the composition of the panel is a hot issue now. Was it not the same you guys ( mostly Southern but with some central) who claimed not to need the Northern region anyway? And your comments went further to saying you will help the North seccede ( hopefully by voting in favour of federalism and/secession). Make up your minds already!

    1. mboma says:

      sakuziwa eti anthu awa they said they will vote for north secession yet they know that secession is only done by those affected, and now north via FOND has called professors to debate north secession basi wina kusegula mumimba za chamba basi!!!11111111111 if u want also southners call for your own anti-federal debate, i suggest manganya, winiko, kaliati izeki and jacob as distiquished foolish panelists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. Big brain says:

    What will these professors do

    People believe in academicians ki ki k

    What employment opportunities have these academicians created for Malawians.NOTHING!

    Theory basi !

    In this Country we need innovative individuals who can create opportunities for others not stupid Professors who run away to stay I. America.

    These are not in touch with reality

  79. Honest Truth says:

    This story is ALL BULLSHIT
    none of the people whose names appear in this story were ever consulted
    Three of then have not been in the country for a number of years and are definitely apolitical !
    The source of this story is either some non credible seeking credibility by association or a DPP onslaught seeking to discredit every one from that region.

  80. Eish koma ntumbuka says:

    Now atumbuka, koma mumachita manyaza? Whats wrong with you, all academics mentioned are northerners, venue of debate north, church north-and who said livingstonia is most powerful, musamadzichinde ndi chala anganya- and you say Malawians? NOOOOO be honest this is a Tumbuka forum, learn to call a spade a spade Nyasatimes. Don’t waste time debating federalism, you people just become independent.

  81. Gema says:

    Southerners, why not join the debate if you think you have facts. mungodandaula kuti north, north so what. Submit your names and you will be cordially included on the list. Those have come up with facts, pro or against, let them come out of hiding. Maujeni anu.

  82. pierra says:

    Any clear debate on this issue require selling to the people. As a start, the debate should have considered a wider participation from the population sample to avoid a top down effect on any results. We are all well aware state governance does not require academic ideology or leadership. In any case, this will prove a case of too many cooks; and we are all aware where that would lead to!

    Second, the choice of venue is a mistake. I would choose a neutral place in either central or south to engage views from these areas as if indeed the North does succeed to go it alone; it is only fair that the other regions be allowed to follow similar recourse.

    Third, without prejudice, the national resource base require considered debate. There is a need for economic equitable wealth allocation. I am certain that were this to be agreed upon, this federalist debate would not be under consideration. I hope the debate raises this question as a point to match in order to remain a united republic.

    Fourthly, I hope there is a maturity sense among our politicians not to look at this as dissent. They need to reach deep into their souls and provide solutions to the reasons why the North feels the way it does. Every Malawian seems aware of the bad deal dealt to the Northern region and yet no leadership offers real tangible answers except provoke the situation even further. Wars have begun that way! Lets hope common sense prevails this time!

    I wish the forum good luck!

    1. Inu says:

      Guys you have to learn that in each and every country there are regions that lag behind in development. The reasons are multiple and complex but some of them include geographical proximity of the region, economic viability of enterprises and so on. The north is underdeveloped partly because private investors, who arguably are supposed to be at the heart of growth engine, have shunned the north. You need to read and get familiar with the history of Malawi to understand why the north is lagging behind and why it will need a miracle to go forward

      1. pierra says:

        …not true, regional development is by government policy so it follows that where government fails to spread economic development equally [since it receives tax revenues from all regardless of regional spread] they set a bias inward investment pull. Consider for once, if Hastings had opted to build the capital city in Karonga; major university in Lilongwe and commercial city in Chikwawa, etc the resource allocation would have followed a similar path.

        now you are faced with poor transport networks to ferry mineral resources to major export hubs when a fairer resource allocation would have solved all these and future economic problems!

  83. Yobe boo says:

    Welcome Prof. Mphalive, Prof. of English at the Oxford University, we are proud of you.

  84. MAMA says:

    LET THE NORTHERNERS DECIDE WHAT IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLAND FULL STOP !! TALK THIS TALK THAT WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING !!! THE WIND OF CHANGE HAS COME !! NOBODY CAN STOP IT NOW FROM BLOWING !!!

  85. zowona says:

    akumpoto ndiwozikonda ndionso mbuli choncho alekeni aime pawokha mukamakana oipa ndinu.

  86. Jezziz says:

    I would have supported this Federalism thing, but shame look at who is propounding it! Anthu akumpoto, ha ha ha! Mwauponda ndithu! Look, from the chairperson of the so called “FOND” to a good number of Drs. and Profs. okhaokha akumpoto! Shaaaa! Anthu akumpoto KUDZIKONDA and they think they are the most intelligent people. What have these so called Doctors and Professors done to our Country????? Malawi continues to trail in the bottom of the poorest nations in the world, yet you are busy kufuna Federalism kuti mupatsane maudindo muyambe kuba!!! Zausiru!!!!!!

    1. Mbolo says:

      abela region yawo, nanga si enawo akubela wina aliyense, mukuwopa chani?????????? they work at UN which is helping the whole world idiot

    2. duduzi says:

      Yes! all are Tumbukaz including ‘Prof Rubadiri from MZIMBA…..?????!!!!!’

      1. MAMA says:

        LET NORTHERNERS DECIDE LIKE SCOTLAND WHY ARE YOU SCARED and WORRIED ???

    3. Lmao says:

      I support you Jezziz. Ka propaganda ka pa North aka. Enanunso simumva chizungu koma chitumbuka basi. Jezziz walemba kuti “a good number of doctors n professors” This is proof that U think u are too smart! Nanu a “mbolo” mboli yanu, ali ku UN wo akupanga advocay for development ya Malawi?? U are missing a point here, UN is an international body where member states are universal. Mufuna kunamiza ndani kuti agong’oli anuwo akuthandiza Malawi poti ali ku UN. Za ziiiiii! Ngati mukufuna pitani ku UN komweko mudzikakhala nawo. For 50 years mwalephera kulamula Malawi ndipo mulepherabe. Via ni ku North kwanuko kopanda chitukuko mutichokere mu Bt and LL. Fotseki!

  87. zee says:

    debate ya atumbuka okhaokha bwanj…..this z trash

  88. Mzukuzuku says:

    Limbani nazoni a Tumnuka. Work hard on seccesion not petite fedualism

  89. Clement says:

    ngakhale federal itavomelezedwa sindikuwonapo kuti north ingasinthe,anthu aku north mukulephela kupanga chitukuko ndi ma business
    chigawo chakwanu mukukapanga madela aweni wake! kwanu muchokako kale kale, pano mukuti mukufuna federalism.go back home anganya inu!.

  90. SOME PARTS OF THE ESTERN, CENTRAL, AND FEW PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH DO WELCOME THE IDEA AND NORTH 99% IS FOR THAT, SOME DPP MEMNBER ARE BEHIND THE FEDERISM.

    BUT MALAWIANS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH STANDALONE OF GOVT AT NORTH MALAWI OR DIVIDING MALAWI, THIS IS FROM PEOPLE OF THE NORTHERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN, SOUTHERN REGIONS ARE NEGATIVE WITH STANDALONE GOVT.

    1. Mbolo says:

      why against standalone north?????? infact all this noise is heading to secession, do u think they are lobying for federal??????? no its secession kale, let north vote via secession!!!11 u will seee that north malawi is a country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. MAPETO says:

    LET THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH DECIDE WHAT IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLAND FULL STOP !!

  92. f says:

    See the names of the lead debaters and you can guess from which region. I s this a fair debate? By the way after federalism aliyense kwawokwawo . Nyumba zanuzi tizakhala ife, sizimene mukufuna. Is this about ethnicity?

    1. duduzi says:

      Yaaaaah!!! including Prof Rubadiri from Karonga???, Rumphi??, may be Likoma????’ kumazidziwa zinthuzi……umbuli basi! Re-read the invitation and the list of panelists until the end..if anything read between lines!

    2. Mbolo says:

      f.
      u must be an idiot, u have failed to build your own house nde uzakhala nyumba za tumbuka???? go and occupy indian houses, burundians, pakistanis who have bought plots from u and u have no land!!! work hard in life and not just waiting from peter mutharika to give u flour for ur home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can u tell me why indians have more money than u and ur fellow southners right in ur own teritory????????????????? why past 50 years???????????????????

  93. Mzukuzuku says:

    Tumbukas are you sure you are working with center? Then which is the name of Gulewamkulu if any. This stupid fedualism is a brain child for northerners.Period.

    1. duduzi says:

      Yes, including Prof Rubadiri…..!

  94. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Debate? Debate what,? Quoat,? Secession?, politics?, nepotism or federalism?

    Central region you are not invited becuase it’s not your business and you are dull.
    Central region chiefs start mobolising your people, so that we chase these intelligent people to their villages by the end of this month. We also want our land and jobs in Lilongwe.

    No debate, No negotiations….Let these super intelligent people go!!!!!!!!

  95. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Frankly and openily speaking Northern Region is the region which wants federalism , why do attack them to be from Northern Region only ?If you also want federalism you also have , Maulidi , Manganya , Izeke , Peter Munthalika , Kanindo , Akweni , Henry Mussa , Dr Chapanda too many to mention ,where by you can also start debating about federalism , the floor is open to every Jack and Jim . Don’t start panicking .

  96. wawa says:

    This is not building the country but destroying it. why Only northerners selected to the debate if its for the nation? Central region and southern we dont want federa.

    why these people you cal them think tanks, we citizens of this country we dont like them? to be knowlegiable and to lead people these are 2 different things.

    Anthu aku mpota mudzafa monvetsa chisoni… ndi makukondani but you are planting seed of hatred .

    Please APM give these people astand alone state we are tired

    1. mboma says:

      wawa
      u said let north secede be country, some even went further to say they will vote to help north secede, so north has called its academic brains to debate on how to form their country basi mwayamba kudandawula why????? what u can also do is call kaliati , manganya, winiko, among others as panelists to debate anti federal debate, ur friends from north have shown u what they know by calling its academics, this country is going towards breaking, and we will remmeber peter as a foold who brike this country into peices!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. I wonder if the speakers are Malawians from all regions. Tiyeni nazoni invite neutral people with sober minds. I thought the debate on federation has been ignited by issues of nepotism, quota system and tribalism and other-isms. Why are the speakers drawn from one base? We don’t fight an “ism” with another “ism”!!!

    1. MAPETO says:

      WAMVA MMIMBA NDAMENE AMASEGULA CHISEKO ! LET THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH CHOSE WHAT IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND .

    2. duduzi says:

      Yes, all of them are from the North..ie ……’Prof. Rubadiri….’..he is coming from the North…..????!!!’

  98. Abiti Mtila says:

    Livingstonia for the Northeners but they build their churches in Central Region? Why? Your region was labeled by Kamuzu Banda as dead North and it remains dead!

    1. mboma says:

      they are following their rich northerners who are in central region, north as region is poor but the people are rich, with better human development index, south and center are rich on public infrastructure, but the people are very poor, if north has 800,000 poor people in a population of 1.4 million, then south and center combined should have around 9 million people in abject poverty in a population of 13.million, thats the sad side of numbers, so the poorest regions are south and center, u dont know what u are talking about, why everyday u complain of north dominance in employment sector?????? that should tell u why north has beter human development index than south and cneter combined,just look at those professors they are not malawi but in top jobs abroad, smallest region producing top professors in the workld, success is not about numbers, numbers are produced in bed via sex,

      1. man says:

        You mean there are no professors and doctors in south and center? One thing you must know is that those poorest regions will NEVER allow a northerner become malawi president. If Chakwera chose a different runningmate other than a norther, he would have had an upper hand. your northener failed MCP.

        1. mboma says:

          hence help north become a countykikikikikikkikikikii why are ur professors failing to showcase what they know?????????? why do u want an inclusive debate yet southerners and cnetrallers on this forum said they will help vote north to be a country, why changing again?????????wanting to be part of debate???????????????? why????? u said north must vacate, and now they r holding conference on vacating malawi and form their own country and u seem very uncomfortable why???????????????????????

        2. Mbolo says:

          man
          dont cheat us here mr man, MCP used a southerner as a running-mate in 1994, 2004,2009 and still it never won, just say that southerners are the most nepotistic species in this country, they have never voted for a candidate outside south ever-since the dawn of democracy, at-least north and center have ever voted for a candidate outside their regions, we also understand southerners, high levels of illiteracy so we understand them as people who are caged in this 21 century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. aabwino says:

    Let us spend our time to discuss issues that can help us as a people. We have Ebola,poverty and unemployment. What measures have been put in place to prevent our communities from getting this disease.

    The professors mentioned in the article what have they contributed to our nation. You will find nothing. People who have helped Malawi are you and me not these people with tittles. They have degrees that only help them to earn a good job and salary.

    Common people in our villages they are the ones who are the heroes. They spent the last night travelling from Jenda to get tomatoes so that the folks in Lilongwe could meet their gourment needs. These are the people we should waste our time and energies to support and encourage. As for me I am nyutulo

    1. abdulhassan says:

      This is not the time to be neutral. Is it a sign of weakness maybe?

  100. MAPETO says:

    BE AWARE OF VOTE RIGGING AND BRIBING WHEN ANNOUNCONG THE RESULTS AS WAS THE CASE IN THE JUST ENDED ELECTIONS !!

  101. chatonda says:

    Push for referendum you guys if you guys think your idea would win the popular vote as democracy demands. You are a disgrace to the nation. How much do you expect from the government. where and which part or parts of Malawi are developed if you are not speaking for selfish motives? In a democracy its not merits but numbers. Do you have any means to get the numbers?

    Why now and not when you guys were enjoying huge benefits from the previous leadership? Who gave Kamuzu and Bingu Ngwazi titles and what did that mean. You were satisfied with the development and now you have changed. What type of people are you? Shame but my free advice is that in a democracy its not wisedom or intelligent that matters. Read Marxist and Faouclt and John Perkins if your are well read. I am a professor from the North but we all know that this is a big joke of the century. Shame will grip all of us and our grand children for this abotive call.

    1. duduzi says:

      Come in the open you ‘Northern’ Professor. You are both a coward and shameful Northerner……but I know you are not coming from there because we understand things/issues much,much faster than our ‘zigoba kapena manyi kukamwa’ and overpopulated guys!

    2. abdulhassan says:

      I think shame should be on you sir!

    3. kanchenga says:

      Are you really a professor? Yes you may be from the north . I know a few northern fools but a foolish professor only comes from the south. Are you really a professor or you wish you were one.

  102. Wosangalala says:

    Iwe Wokwiya,(1) Go back to Malawi Political history. Its the North which fights and thereafter the other regions enjoys. Do not be cheated Centre is for federal but they do not want to be open they are very secretive in doing things. Come voting they will vote Yes. Wait and see.

    1. aabwino says:

      The Centre has never trusted the North. If you think when voting comes the people will say yes you are fooling yourself. Voting is a game of numbers and the question is , does the North has the numbers?

    2. Inu says:

      That is not true. We have not asked for it. Do not drag us into it. We are just waiting for you to do it and once you do, our federal government in the central region will introduce some mechanisms to ensure that there is balance in our region, in the workforce and everywhere. What i see is that you guys are better off with complete secession because federalism will really waste our time and after just a few years, you will start crying again. If these calls are a response to quarter system, how will federalism address that?

      1. TSAKHO LIMENELO says:

        Don’t be negative!!!!!!!!, people in the world SAID that Obama can never be president of America as Obama is black man and he cannot run for second term check now Obama will complete two terms in power this implies to northern region one day Malawi will see.

        Other countries in Africa as well as the world they don’t cry with this system so WHY? only Malawi, sometimes KHUPHIZILA ndi kwa bwino

        KUPHUZILA SIKUPITA KU SUKULU KOKHA TAYENDANI KUNJAKUNO MUZAONE MAIKO A AZANU

      2. kanchenga says:

        Thanks that’s the kind of Chewa thinking that I like . Osamangonyoza opanda fundo ayi. MCHEWA was zeru sangakhulupilire m tumbuka ayi. Ndikubetsa kumeneko. Apa dzikoli tigawanepo basi chifukwa mulomwe naye mmutu ndiye muli empty Ntchito kuba ndi zigololo .

  103. FCK says:

    Tiyenazoni A Malawi mpaka tikafike ku ufulu weniweni wa chitukuko ndi ulemelero ofanana please tell Malawians the truth they seem to be deliberately misled by politicians mainly of DPP WE HAVE SEEN DPP agents going to chiefs giving them wrong information about federation

  104. fisu says:

    Like Scotland, it will be the people from the north voting and not everybody. Some of you don’t know what you are talking about. The people from the north will be choosing what is good for them, period.

    1. mmihavani says:

      Who told you that? Umbuli basi. You can only vote alone if you want to secede. But bcoz u want federation then every purported state will have to vote. You will do that if you want to stand on your own.

      1. Chalaka Bakha nkhuku singatole says:

        Tachiwuzeni chimbuli chimenechi

  105. Mack Banda says:

    Make it a national debate and NOT an ethnic debate canavansing as academics. The ultimate vote, if it so happens, will require national participation. You need to demonstrate from this initial stage that this is a national and not an ethnical issue. You dont have the numbers. Free advice, you take it or leave it.

    1. Mbuzi says:

      its secession my bro, do u think they are talking of federal system??? they r pushing secession man,federal word is just a misnomer which numbers when secession , only north will vote?? do show us your quota education here secession is only voted by the people who want to secede!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. MAPETO says:

      NATIONAL ISSUE AND NIMBERS ?? WAMVA MMIMBA NDAMENE AMASEGULA CHISEKO AND ENANU MUKUCHALIRA ZOBERA NDI BRIBING !!

    3. abdulhassan says:

      We don’t have the numbers but we have the brains and brains will overide numbers. Got it?

  106. wokwiya says:

    This is increasingly becoming a Northern issue and not a National Issue. Check that list of academics. All from the North. This is how Aford got finished. If we go into a referendum today do you this the Center and the South will support this Northern Agenda?

    1. duduzi says:

      “You are right since Prof Rubadiri, ……..gvt officials, religious figures, chiefs, political party figures….all of them invited to participate come from the North”

    2. mmihavani says:

      True. AFORD got finished by this elitist mindset; thinking you are the best and can go alone.

    3. Gomezga says:

      Just to remind you that it is the north that wants federalism so it an issue for the northerner and we are not seeking for any help or assistance from a southerner. Tayambani zanu nanunso

  107. Nyasa says:

    There is one commonality in the names listed in this article for debate. Surprised? No not at all.

    You are wasting your resources on debating something that does not and will not exist in Malawi. Debate on SECESSION OF THE NORTH please. If you had wanted SECESSION OF THE NORTH, I can assure you it would have been given to you just in a twinkling of an eye. You will see what is going to happen if you keep on making noise about federalism. Just wait and see. Don’t say I never warned you.

    Another thing you should know is that though MCP gurus want federalism (for their selfish reasons for that matter) but we, people in the central region, don’t need it. And given an opportunity to choose between leadership from the South and that from the North, we would definitely go for that from the South rather than being under the nepotistic Tumbuka leadership. We are happy today to see children from our region going to the university. Previously it was only the NZUZU CORNER BENEFICIARIES from the most corrupt tribe in academic circles in our land if not in the world who infested UNIMA.

    1. Mbuzi says:

      north is not behind ur poverty, indians buridians, pakistanis have become very rich in your own teritory, u sold plots to them why complain now of north???????????????????? arrange your own debate with your academics who are anti-federal, those academics are pro-federal, arrange one for anti-federal , let us see ur academics also, most of them in nyau, kunyekulira ku bed PHD, we also know u man!!!!!!!! ur polvetty will not end when north secede, if northerners have been successful in your own teritory the past 50 yrs, what will stop them doing the same up north??????????????????????????????????? team secession kikikikiki until peter vacates from statehouse, just like we managed to chase bingu from statehouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  108. wobeba wanga says:

    1, You can see the renowned attendees of the debate are mostly the tumbukaz. What does that means? In my views, it apparently shows that President Peter Muthalika and his government officials would have no room to protest against federalism calls because the opponents are in their huge numbers. Which generally means that the President would not be heard which is bad.

    2, Why the CCAP Synod states that no one should be threatened for supporting federalism calls? CCAP has stated also that the time for oppression was over. Have you head that statement clearly???? Does government has power to express views as government??? Does Peter Muthalika has powers to crash the so called calls if necessary as president?

    3, The CCAP Synod could not have spoken like that being the church, the image of Christ so to say because they have shown their challenging to the president and yet the Bible exhorts us to respect our readers.

    4, From the statement of the attendees, it shows that they have made already their stance which is unshakeable. Are they open to here from the president if he says NO??? How many people in Malawi want federal system of government? Did they consult?

  109. Chipandula says:

    Look at the professors and doctors we have in the Nyikaland that can not much your Lomwe tribalist. Most of these educated Nyikalanders were being schooled by Livingstonia synod take it or leave it the birth of education in Nyikaland is because of Dr. Robert Laws and you cant subtract the synod for that sake. We need total separation from Malawi our educated chaps in South and Center will be employed for diplomatic posts, ministries,infrastructure to be built eg Govt buildings, They shall be alot of work. Mzuzu the city now will be called the old town a new planning will be done for a new modern capital city with modern govt buidings, cooperate buildings, shopping centers, good tarmac road net work within the capital city and residential areas, pavements for pedestrians. Mzuzu capital city of Nyikalanders will be the most beautiful city attracting tourist globally. Our currency will be strongest equal to that of RSA. Our boarders security will be tightened Lomwe farm workers will be properly screened before entering Nkhamenya.Nyikaland the warmest country to be.

    1. Nabetha says:

      Is this not building the castle in the air?

      1. Eastwards says:

        indeed if beggars were choosers they would indeed ride. Why has Livingstonia Synod , Glorious Light International Church of Simama and Bushiri’s church all relocated from the so called Nyikaland to LL? Chitukuko chimapita komwe kuli anthu ndi ndalama so as more Nyika people retire encourage them to go and settle in Mzz then the churches would see no reason to look for elsewhere for more offerings and investors would scramble for business opportunities i Mzz otherwise continue living in dreamland and I for one wish you nice dreams

        1. mboma says:

          eastwards
          it is the same northerners who have money in BT and LL, we have big mansions in big jobs right in your teritory, kumeneko nde timati ku menyedwa panyumba pako pomwe, infact livingstonia synod is following rich northerners who are in central region and southern region, musovenge papa akulu, most southners are working in our tobbaco farms up north, southerners have been our farming and economic slaves for the past 50 years!!!!!!!!!!!1

      2. MAPETO says:

        DONORS ARE READY TO RESUME AID TO NYIKALAND NOT THESE MAFIAS CROOKS AND CASHGATERS !!

  110. Dick says:

    Atumbuka kudzikonda!! Mukudalira chiani? Ku mpoto kuli chiani. Lake Malawi akulandininso

  111. Kadushu says:

    This is very good idea. and it should not stop there. in Malawi things are not doing well and if we look at who are in positions its the people from the North. Nkhaniyi tisayang’ane only mipando ya mmboma but also in Companies these people are Bosses in our companies here in the south and Central so please speed it up so that these people should leave our regions and go to their region so that they may develop it. ifenso tikufuna tichite develop region zathu tikatenga mipando yawoyo. Guys tisawanyengelere anthuwa awonjeza kwambiri ndi mpingo wawowu wa CCAP.

    1. mboma says:

      which job will u get??????????????? northerners have many companies, they willl take with them, this fool says our jobs, meaning standard bank, ecobank, nedbank,vale, old-mutual, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, world bank office, IMF,concern world wise, corncern universal, world vision, oxfarm, save the chidren kikikikikiki if malawi had these companies u would have developed long time, unfortunatley they are real global organizations which will also be in nyika republic!!!!!! only lazy idiots wait for others to vacate for them to find jobs, real smart people find jobs and beat atumbukas at interveiws pompo, by the way why have indians, burundians, pakistanis found jobs at your expense in your own region south and center???????? because u are an idiot who failed to compete the past 50 yrs, the only way to think is that they will find hob after northners vacate south and cneter, to me then they are smater than south and cneter why???? because southerners and centrallers scrumble for the leftovers which northerners have dumped kikikikikikii, celebrating jobs which are leftovers in the north!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Yobe boo says:

      A Chimwene, Anzanuwa a kumpoto mukunenawa amayamba a phunzira anzanu ndipamene amawapatsa mipando imeneyo. Inuso chokani ku Jando ndi kuchinamwali muliko mukalowe mukalasi mwina nkuzakhala mulonda wanga.
      Mungotaya nthawi ku chinamwali kuphunzistidwa kuchindana basi…!!!!!!!

  112. yaa! more fire!u r coming up,support HARRY and MZOMERA,akatakwe,amaphunziro awo.we r there to succeed,u will see wonders,we have got big men,

  113. dumerangi says:

    MA PROS OKHAOKHA

  114. Abiti Mtila says:

    Atumbuka wokha wokha! go! Go Tumbukas and debate! Do it fast we want our jobs here which you fools monopolized! Just choose to be independent! you don’t belong to Malawi! Anthu wozikonda inu! Go to hell

  115. WHY YOU MAKE NOISE THIS TIME BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOCATED POSITIONS.FOSEKI ZANU .YOU FAILED TO MANAGE KACHIPANI AFFORD AND NOW YOU WANT TO DIVIDE MALAWI.REMEMBER YOU WERE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAID FROM JENDA NDI KUCHIPINDA KWA DPP.IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH PETALA MUTHALIKA WHY NOT DISCUSS WITH HIM .CHIZA MKANDAWIRE IS THE ONE WHO STARTED TO MAKE NOISE PANO IS QUITE BECAUSE HE HAS A POSITION.FOSEKI ZANU.REMEMBER LAKE ISSUE WITH TANZANIA HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED.MUZALILA KOTO WITH TANZANIA ONE DAY.KOMA DO NOT DEPEND ON MACHONA TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS LOOK WHAT PETALA IS DOING TO NZIKA ZA MALAWI .MALAWI NOW IS A DIVIDED NATION.IF WAR STARTS THESE MACHONA WILL RUN AWAY.

    1. mboma says:

      kambewa chisale,
      malawi is divided but now its more divided, tell me why this is happening now??????? wy petter?????? coz he has failed big time on unifying the country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tanzania is siding with nyika republic, tanzania wants nyika republic as a country sooner so that we can build our own world inland port!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  116. Odala Tili Odala says:

    A reflection on what went wrong for malawi not to fully develop is needed! We have not to be blind to changes! Lets debate! I will be there too! Big up to fond!

  117. Simie says:

    Let us vote n hear what Malawians think about this….same like we did in 1993 accepting the multiple party system of government!!!

    1. Eastwards says:

      I think only Northerners should vote on this matter and the tiltle for this article should have read ” Northener Academics to debate and not Malawian Academics” During the debate let the academics ask why Livingstonia Synod decided to come to LL why Simama has also moved his church to LL and also Bushiri moved his from Mzz to LL. Who is really to blame for the underdevelopment of the North?

  118. Delu says:

    Big names indeed in academia but my hope is their intellectual capabilities will advance wisdom and foresight. It is rare, for men, to craft a system that don’t victimize their children! If a people are to find wisdom without education – find it, over an education without wisdom. In a mob are abundant brains but its folly surpasses its collective intelligence. Noteworthy also is the word that brilliance, may well articulate a system of nature, but do not know when it occurs or when it must occur.

  119. Wrong title. Right title should be: Northern Region Academics for Federalism Debate, Strategic Planning for the North.

    1. duduzi says:

      You are right man since Prof Rubadiri comes from the North.

  120. kk says:

    Point of correction not Malawi academics but northern region academics. You can just tell by their names, no academics in the debate is coming from the central and the southern region of the country and you call them Malawi academics. Malawi academic my foot, to hell will you. You will call them Malawi academics if other academics from other regions are included in the debate.

  121. mmihavani says:

    Oh ok. Now nkhaniyi ndi ya atumbuka kufuna kumenyana ndi Peter. You killed his brother through your NGOs and now you want to finish him. This time we will join this war physically and we will see who loses.

    1. Akagwele says:

      Right on bro, they think they can move or change governments. A friend is a cop, and he told me if they ever go on the streets in the south or center, it will be live bullets like no other. They can fool around in the north all they want but never south or center. These people can only be happy if everyone in government posts was from Jenda or phelembe. Mxxxi

      1. Chendausiku says:

        So u ar happy because everyone on influential government post is from the Lomwe side hmmm?we will fight for justice…we are fighters…we bring change..we brought democracy which you idiots are destroying simply because you are savages…Now we will bring federalism..

  122. WHY YOU MAKE NOISE THIS TIME BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOCATED POSITIONS.FOSEKI ZANU .YOU FAILED TO MANAGE KACHIPANI AFFORD AND NOW YOU WANT TO DIVIDE MALAWI.REMEMBER YOU WERE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO SAID FROM JENDA NDI KUCHIPINDA KWA DPP.IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH PETALA MUTHALIKA WHY NOT DISCUSS WITH HIM .CHIZA MKANDAWIRE IS THE ONE WHO STARTED TO MAKE NOISE PANO IS QUITE BECAUSE HE HAS A POSITION.FOSEKI ZANU.REMEMBER LAKE ISSUE WITH TANZANIA HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED.MUZALILA KOTO WITH TANZANIA ONE DAY.

  123. Kabwiro says:

    Debate ya a Tumbuka okha okha what is wrong with this tribe?

    1. duduzi says:

      Prof Rubadiri is a Northerner ‘indeed’

      1. Mbolo says:

        prof david rubadiri hails from likoma which is northern region!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. Kangaude says:

    Fedalism is a last nail on the Coffin of Unitary Government…we are tired of Public Personalities who lick their boss’s shoes…

    Patricia Kaliati, Justice Mackson Mbendera are some of the people who are enermies of Malawi Democracy of Good Governance…

    Even Peter Mutharika himself is not showing Good Example of Democracy,he is forming a Kangaroo Court to prosecute Cash-Gate himself and he is busy witch-hunting Dr Joyce Banda to drag her into Cash-Gate Case…

    First Lady Gertrude Maseko-Mutharika is supposed to offer Good Counsel to State President,its either both of them are arrogant on Good Governance or she is too soft on him or Peter Himself is a Wolf on her…This Wolf-Mentality is the one destroying Malawi…

  125. yohane says:

    Kodi fedolist are only from the north? Why is the debt panelist only include northerners? Thats tipical of a regionalist? On your own information, livingstonia synod you will scatter your members from central if you try to joing this nasty divisionalist. The church should work hard to bring us together dont point and dermacate lines for differences.

  126. Wilrad says:

    Go guys go, we are tired with this stifle grip. Lets not keep Malawi because others are benefiting from oppressing others

  127. Felix Mizimbe says:

    Hehehehe!!!!! scrutinise the list of the people who are advocating for federalism. Is this being done in good faith?

  128. XL says:

    thats the way to go professors! i like your move. Fond, I think am fond of u. malawi, why should we hav colonial masters over northerners n always dictate our children’ plight?

    if one hates u n youv tried, but u can’t change their mindset towards you, just avoid them. samukaaaaaa!!!!!!!! if one wants to kill your child academically n you can’t do anything about it, look for a better place to be, seperate from them.
    samukaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

    it is ill wishes from other regions that hav brought about the federalism debate. one prayer is that the greedy little chihana should not b part of it, or he will confuse every. bless

  129. Tengatenga says:

    Are you saying this war of feduarism is not the same war of Tumbukas against the government that emerged in 1960s, 70s, 80s that most Tumbukas ended up in Thambani Road Accident in 1982. Just look at the list of the members of FOND.

  130. V1 says:

    Debate yopanga atumbuka okhaokha?you are chasing the wind.

    1. duduzi says:

      Yes!, Tumbuka only….mmmmmmmmm..Prof Rubadiri as one of them from the North????!!!!!!!…kikikiki

  131. Andrew phiri says:

    Why do u have all Tumbukas as panelists, pure self centred pple. Stupid organizers what u want iz all Universities shud have Tumbukas. Au de Malawians.

    1. duduzi says:

      Yes Tumbuka only ….’like Prof Rubadiri’

  132. Lomwepachakutipanu says:

    Thats it!!!!!! When Wind of change blowing towards Malawi again!!!! The brave are here once again and they are unstoppable. Beware of the Ides of March kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  133. nyika voice says:

    they lead others just follow. chek out 1964,1994,2004,..

  134. Apoche says:

    If this federal state is established, All the northerners must go to the north. They have failed to develop their own region. They opened businesses and built houses in the south and central and they say government has failed to develop the north?

  135. Finale wa parallel says:

    Looking at the list of names it appears the academics are from the north, WHY? I thought the issue at stake is a national issu! Why regionalise it? Inenso I’m a proponent of feudalism from Chididi, am I welcome to take part in the debate? By the way, will there be opposers in this debate?

    1. MAPETO says:

      DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HAVE THINK TANKS IN THE SOUTH ??? THEY ARE BUSY MAKING CHIWANJA CHA AYAO AND MLAKHO WA ALOMWE FULL STOP!! WHAT IS THE GAIN THEY KNOW THEMSELVES

    2. duduzi says:

      Sure man, just look at the list of invitees …….all gvt officials, religious leaders, political party representatives etc. It will be a sober and healthy debate…get there and enjoy yourself among the finest in education. Good luck and welcome!

  136. Zion says:

    Nyasa pliz change the heading to “Northern Malawi Academics” Its the same thing we always talk about,akakhala okhaokha sinkhani akakhala achigawo chakumwera kapena pakati ambiri ndiye yawo ija mukutisankha.Amayamba Ndiambwenuwa kuzisankha.If its 4 Malawians why not involve others from Central & South.Mwapulika ambwenu inu.Nadi?

    1. Yobe boo says:

      We do not have recognized Profs. yet from these other regions, we are still training them. These big giants represent our nation.

    2. Chiku says:

      Agreed. Stupid bias. We know pipo who wud be relevant. Koma Malawi!!

  137. Ngati pa debate mukupanga tsankho chonchi nanga mutakhala kuti mukulamula boma? People from the Central and South, think carefully about this.

    1. duduzi says:

      Kumaziwerenga zinthuzi; akuti Prof. Rubadiri plus religious leaders, political partiy representatives, government officials, chiefs and any other ‘shakers and movers’. Pita kusukulu kuti uthe kumasulira bwino chingelezichi otherwise you are highly myopic and expects mistakes from the organizers.

  138. Not Tumbuka says:

    Do you expect any objectivity from this debate when all you have invited are Tumbukas? Mkandawire, Mugonezulu, Msiska, Shawa, Nyasulu, Manda, Mhango…useless Tumbukas!!!

    1. abdulhassan says:

      Useless ndiwe Mlomwe pamozi ndi alomwe anzako.

  139. All the names mentioned come from the North! One sided debate. Debate my foot! Who was selecting these people?

    1. TSAKHO LIMENELO says:

      This is good as sakho adayamba ndi Peter Mutharika ndi boma lake sopano awa akungomalizitsa

    2. duduzi says:

      All are Northerners ie Prof Rubadiri etc…kikikikikiki

  140. PUMBWA says:

    All I see are Tumbuka academicians, not Malawi. Zamkutu uko…

  141. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Atumbuka akwa akazi anga mwaonetsa kuzikonda pamenap. List yapanel yonse ambwenu okhaokha osaikapo bwanji acewafe kapena enawo bwanji? Tiyeni ticepese kuphya mtima. Tawonetsa kale kukwiya kwathu zotsatira zake zizawomeka.

    1. TSAKHO LIMENELO says:

      Anayamba ndi Peter Mutharika SAKHO sono awatu akungomalizitsa

  142. Mbuzi says:

    Thats the way to go our academics, am impressed by the panellists, we will surely go that side!!!!!!!

  143. Marvericj says:

    Debate imeneyi ya Atimbuka okha okha?

  144. Bambala says:

    Let the game start, People should be left to debate and make their choices and once you hinder them, then it becomes suspicious.
    And my appeal to you brothers who seem not to understand what federalism is, please keep quite and give chance to those who know how it works to educate you, other than making empty noise here. Why are you so scared?

  145. wadala says:

    Atumbuka tsopano. Tiye nazoni.

    1. TSAKHO LIMENELO says:

      We need debate here as only one way of coming up with innovative solution of federalism and we need to give chance to people to express this minds on this topic

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