Malawi ‘federal system’ demo Friday

A Mzuzu-based forum championing for the adoption of a federal system of government in the country have announced they will take to the streets Friday to express their “discontentment” with the sluggishness government is acting in dealing with the issue of federalism.

Ngwira:  Muted so far after presidential dinner

Ngwira: Muted so far after presidential dinner

Forum for Federal System in Malawi secretary general Harris Kanyeremuka said demo seeks “to ignite speed on part of government in dealing with the issue.”

Kanyeremuka accused government of playing “hide and seek.”

He said they had “sent” several petitions to the President calling for serious attention to the matter to no avail.

“Government has not responded to any of our petitions,” he said.

President Peter Mutharika mandated the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the issue before a decision could be made.

There has been shoddy progress so far.

Kanyeremuka warned their forum would “hold national vigils” shouldn’t there be nothing after the demonstrations.

There have been strong discontent of the system from government authorities who feel that the proponents of the system wants to derail government operations.

Malawians are calling Mutharika to introduce Federal System of government to ensure equitable distribution of development resources .  For 20 years now the country has been pursuing a unitary system which critics say, has seen disparities in distribution of the national development.

Initially, the calls for government to adopt federalism started with few individuals from the country’s northern region in 2011, following a public outcry that the then president, late Bingu Wa Mutharika, brother to the current president, Peter, was oppressing the region in terms of development.

For instance, Mutharika imposed a quota system policy of selecting students to public colleges; rather, than on merit, after he noted that most learners from the north were dominating public universities through the Ministry of Education’s merit selection system.

Several quarters also accuse the incumbent President of supporting regionalism and nepotism by promoting people from his region and particularly his Lomwe tribe in public offices such as cabinet ministers, chief executives for parastatal institutions and other government departments.

Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, one of the vocal MPs from the north, who was backing federalism has been muted on the matter as of late , reportedly after meeting President Mutharika.

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72 thoughts on “Malawi ‘federal system’ demo Friday”

  1. mpopoma says:

    Lack of transparency in developing Malawi is what brings all this. Therefore ; let this Country divide for better development. Look at jenda road; kafukule road, njakwa road, imagine the way chirazulu district is. Look at machinga district. Look at the road going to mmbiza from luchenza. A tumbukawa have some sense. Andale wa a wonjeza heavy.

  2. Blessings says:

    Atumbuka simudzalamulila mpaka Julias Caesar kuukaso,mademo anuwo palibe ati akuthandizen paja mmachenjera mukafika zaka 59,zanu musova.

  3. Chikuni says:

    Mbava za kumpoto,ngati kuli anthu ogona pa dziko la pansi ndi atumbuka,you develop other regions and plant trees at your home region shame to you all.Federalism ikazatheka,we shall chase u all to the north you still our jobs

  4. shaaaa! says:

    kodi Demo yatha bwanji atumbuka?ana abiti zingwe za mbuzi.zikhala bwino mukayamba kudzilamulira nokha, bola osagalukirana nokhanokha muja muchitira ku mipingo yanu.hahahahahahahahaha

  5. Hestings says:

    Iwe Nyau ndiwe chisiru kwambiri.Unazolowera kuvina nyau basi.Dzeru ulibe.Choti uziwe ngati pali anthu azeru ndi atumbuka osati a chichewa ayi.

  6. kate says:

    KODI A KU CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN REGION MUKUOPA CHANI NDI FEDERAL SYSTEM???? ANTHU OPANDA NZERU ANGATI INU? ALL GOOD THINGS IN MALAWI STARTS WITH PEOPLE IN THE NORTHERN REGION. WHEN THEY SUGGEST A THING, MUKAYESELA KUCHITA IT BECOMES A BRILLIANT IDEA OR A THING TO LIVE BY. KWENI MWA WACHEWA NTCHITO KURYA MBEWA SO MUNGAWA NA MAHARA YAKACHITILO KA VITCHU NGATI? YAYI. LISTEN TO PEOPLE FROM THE NORTHERN REGION, NDIPO MUNGAWA NA MAHARA.

  7. Mphunzitsi weniweni says:

    A Patrick Namarikha ngati uli umbuli wosamvetsa zinthu nthawi zina keeping mum is better than spilling nosense on things u have no idea of.USA uses federal system.The facts that somebody comes from California does not mean that he cannot work or build or buy a house in New York.Take time to read some of these things how they work than showing your ignorance.Kodi paja Namarikha ndi mtundu wanji wa munthu?Mlomwe?I’m not surprised.

  8. BOY MASAKA says:

    TONSE TIGAWANE MOFANANA KEKI, CHONDE WOLAMULIRA INU DZIKO ILI NDI LA MULUNGU. KUMBUKILANI KUTI PALI LAMULO LOTI KONDA MNZAKO MONGA UZIKONDERA IWE WEKHA

  9. TO ME AS YOUR DOING YOUR DEMOZ ALL THE BEST BUT KNOW THIS ”MALAWI WILL REMAIN POOR TILL TO SUNSET BECAUSE CHANGE WON’T MEAN U WILL BE ECONOMIC INDEPENDENT” LUCKY ENOUGH YOU HAVE GAY LESBIAN SOLDIERS MAYBE IT WORK .IF 765 NGO’S IN MALAWI ARE OWNED BY NORTHERNERS OUT 85O NDE U WILL BE QUARRELING EVERY DAY, DAILY DEMOS AND PETITIONS . …AS A SOUTHERNER GUD BY MY FRIENDS HAVE A GOOD NTHARILE WE WANT POLY, CHANCO, MUST, COM, BLANTYRE CITY ASSEMBLY TO BE CONTROLLED BY US THE HOME GROWN”MBADWA”’ MWATIKWANA …..IYAAAA ….NGAT SIMUNAYAMBE KUMANGA NYUMBA MANGILANITUN COZ NDE PAVUTA ……GO BACK TO YOUR NORTH WHY POPULATING OUR REGION KAYA NDI TRAPENCE, THINDWA, GO WTH YOUR GAYS IN YOUR MPOTO COUNTRY ……SOUTH IS A GOD FEARING REGION .. ..TAKWIYA NANU ……MUWAWUZE MANA JOY KUT ATENGERETU GREEN CARD YAKU NORTH KWANUKO ………BY DZUKA MALAWI DZUKA ….2019 THUPELE M’BOMA

  10. NYAU says:

    Abiti Namaloka Adali President Ndipo Vice Wake Anali Wa Kupoto, Nduna Zake Zambiri Zinali Zochokera Komweku Kupoto.

    Ndipo Abiti Anakhulupilira Anthu Akupoto.
    Ndi Chitukuko Chiti Chomwe Anabweretsa Kupoto.

    Nthawi Imeneija Enock Chihana Abiti Anapatsa Ufumu Ngati Second Vice President. Even Mwala Wa Maziko Kuti Mwina Anthu Aziwe Kuti Atumbukawa Akufuna Kutukula Kwao.

    Zosatira Zake Amakaba Madedi Ku Dowa Kupititsa Kwao. Kutukwana Amalawi.

    Ena Akukonza Chiwembu Chofuna Kupha Mphwiyo Kufuna Kulemera Mwasanga Kuiwala Kuti Kumpotoku Ndikosalira Anthu Akufuna Chitukuko.

    Joise Banda Mbiri Yake Inapita Pa Ndale Chifukwa Cha Inu Atumbuka Anthu Achabe Chabe, Anthu Oipa Mitima.

    Ngankhale President Atochokera Kumpoto 5 Yrs Zitha Kutha Olo Njingo Osakumbitsa Ku Chigawo Chakwawo. ANTHU OTEMBELEDWA INU!

  11. Kasmri Nkhani says:

    Wanganya apa vinthu vyasuzya tichite uli? Boma wakuyendesya ndi wanganya wakumwera ise chaa! Mwina atipatseko kampoto kathu tizidya patokha. Nkhani siyotukula ziko ayi koma kudyapo basi. All this time munali kuti MiTu YoUMayo

  12. Sibusiso Mugemezulu says:

    My fellow northerners don’t be suprised if soon you will hear that Joe Gwaladi is a special aid to the President

  13. johntembo Kuffor says:

    Go and walk Queen wakalamba sakumverani oro. ziTumbuka zanu fools

  14. chindele says:

    Alomwe nivindele

  15. Mbewe ku mphani says:

    Go ahead, please. Its time to speak through demostrations.

    Federal government has nothing to do tribes. Its about governance, accounatbility, transparence and priorities.

    You people from the south have already formed your federal government in parliament between DPP and UDF so leave us alone.

    The road construction to Dowa, my home was abandoned without any explanation. Federal government will finish the road construction.

    Instead of getting loans to complete the pojects which were suspended, you are getting loans to finance new projects which will benefit you only.

    Zitsiru nonse, ugalu bwanu! Timuuza Gawa Undi.

  16. Kaziulika Chimugonda says:

    Just too good at buying people with different ideology. Shame! Shame! Shame!

  17. Nyakwawa says:

    To hell with your federalism. Leave Peter alone. Ino ndi nthawi yoti mwana Mlomwe adyerere mpakana 2064 wooo, 50 years in power!

  18. nyama says:

    ATUMBUKA NDINU OKANIKA BASI PALIBE CHIMENE MUNGANENE NDIKUVEKA WWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  19. MBACHI says:

    THE TRUTH IS NORTHERNER DO NOT WANT PETER BECAUSE HE CANNOT ASSIST THEM. BECAUSE PETER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. HE INTRODUCED QUATER SYSTEN TO PUNISH THEM.

  20. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT says:

    In 1994 Malawians abandoned a single-party autocracy & adopted Multipartyism, hoping it would help. Well, it has helped; but, given our hitherto-unrecognized-TRIBALISM, Federalism would have been more appropriate.
    The gentleman @14 says we should first define our model of Federalism. Indeed, it’s no use pestering Malawians without going into specifics of the system.
    I, for one, want all education controlled at state level. That will immediately solve the Quota System controversy; all students will go to university in their states and when they are done, they will find jobs in their states. Only exceptional men and women will work at Capital Hill & other federal institutions. When their contracts expire they will go back to their states.
    As an example, under Federalism, over 95% of workers at the Kanengo Industrial Site would be from the Central State.
    By the way, in our model Ntcheu is in South State, so to avoid expensive cabbage-onion-potato imports we’ve started growing them in DA. Ha ha ha ha!!

  21. Sibusiso Mugemezulu says:

    Don’t write trash about northerners because many southerners you are products of Phwezi secondary school.

  22. mchewa weniweni says:

    I’m from the central but i support my colleagues from the north.During the single party we were discouraged that Multi party will bring war in Malawi because a certain people were comfortable with the system to oppress othersDid we experience any war after multiparty? Nope.Malawi should go federal even Pitala himself supported it before he crookedly got the way to presidency.All things start from the north and we will support you.This unitary system is useless.It is very few people who benefit from the unitary and sharing of resources is not equal.

  23. Sir Zinyemba says:

    People from south and centre you have phobia for everything,remember you used to tell us that democracy is bad for malawi yet now it’s
    you who have benefited a lot.People from north
    are focused thats why we are demanding federalism.Mutharikas have created tribalism in malawi and this can only be dislodged by federalism.

  24. Bulutu 1 says:

    Pokasonkha nsonkho tiyeni tiyende limodzi akumboto.

    On D.E.V tiyende tokha akumwela

  25. ujeni says:

    Northerners are light years ahead of the rest of Malawians, I wish I was from the north. To say the truth, Southerners have taken Malawi down, first with Muluzi 10 years of rubbish then Bingu stealing K62bn. Why blame northerners when they say no to the status quo which tolerate corruption, mediocrity and under-development.

    Northerners are intellectuals you just cant understand them, unless you become an intellectual too. Go to IMF, World Bank, South Africa, UK, USA, Geneva, German, Japan they are there standing tall with everybody. Listen to them and Malawi will develop. Stop listening to thugs like Nankhumwa and you expect to develop? never ever.

  26. mikisoni says:

    Phodogoma its good sometimes to be quite if u dont have anything to say..that is why malawi sitikutukuka coz of anthu ngati inu….apa sipotukwanirana but rather poperekerapo ma suggestions not what some of u are doing..am a lomwe but frankly atumbuka na pankhani ya xul amatiposa and u know it

  27. What about? says:

    Ameneyo ndiye mtumbuka ndimamudziwa ine. Always too controversial. Awona kuti APM akufuna kubweretsa chitukuko, iwo koma kufunabe hule likulephera kubwera lija ndiye ati asokoneze. Abusa kumbuyoko akukupizira fire. Musovenge.

  28. Kennedy says:

    Look at the comments made by the south based greedy. They survive by handouts and fraud, thats why they disputing the fact. The country’s income in generated in central and north yet through population the south are eating through fraudulant
    Lazy people all they know is bearing many children like pigs yet they can’t feed them chit. Will teach you a lesson and one day you’ll stop nonsense and standup with your feet not begging and rely in politics damn.

  29. Kadziotche says:

    Federalism is a good debate for Malawi but will not be a good practice.
    In federal governments that are there,one state is as big as the nation of Malawi.Our country is too small and impoverished to be federated.It is like dividing a bedsitter into a TV room,study room,guest wing when there is no space for such luxury.That is but suitable for mansions. We lost our chance of being in a federation when Kamuzu succesfully blocked Wellensky and his cabinet in Salisbury from forming the federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.Kamuzu’s reasons for refusing a “federation” may be valid today even in this current debate.
    Who stands to win or lose in this federal system?Is the equity or inequality in the sharing of the national cake real or imagined?Are the powers that be fostering “federation” doing that in good faith or out of frustration?Will that part of Malawi you know be better off or worse off in a federal budget,considering that already our national budget is chaotic because of lack of resources.Some parts of Malawi can only provide labour,other parts little agricultural produce,others parts negligible mining of gems and sands and other stones whose value addition is done externally at our loss.
    Even in a federation some parts or states are less developed than others.Go to Russia,US and Nigeria you will prove this.This is why Kamuzu was against “federation”.He knew that all development would go to Rhodesia and Nyasaland would not benefit.Try the same today,there will be a similar case.Some regions will be short changed.
    If the bone of contention is political leadership or continual failure by some citizens from some parts of Malawi to win the presidency,federation is not the answer.We do not want Banana Republics in this age.The world is going global.Globalization.Should we be thinking of cessation now?How retrogressive some thoughts can be.
    Kamuzu had a quota system in as far as cabinet appointments went.Some regions produced clever leaders others not.Some leaders took developments home while others were only thinking about their belly.Most of the powerful ministers came from some region but that region has not changed.Who can you blame?Unitary government,my foot!Even today,the top government positions,the corporate gurus,academicians come from that region.All they can do now is cry for cessation or federation or federal system whatever they call it.When they have the tools in their own hands to leverage developement for their region.Public Policy.Parliament.Economic fora.National planning.Where their voices can make a difference but they choose a political solution.All the best.You are tall,you can see yonder may be I am too short.

  30. Ineyo ndiwe galu zedi nde ukuti akuwuze kaye mmene angatukulire dziko ndipamene chanii??. Iwe galu ya munthu wamva osathamangila kuyankha ngati mulibe nzeru mwanva a chitsiru inu, its there rights to say what they want, why are you scared? And federism doesn’t mean to have different president akhala bwampini yomweyo kaya mufuna Dpp ilamule kwa muyaya izo ndi zanu, what people are saying z equal development as it is with equal education system(quota).kuganiza ko pusa ndi kwa nsanje nchifukwa chake a china Zambia,Tanzania etc.akutiposa pa chitukuko.

  31. Phodogoma says:

    I dont need to conduct a research why all the past leaders including Kamuzu Banda were always in the tag of war with the Tumbukas. Now I am able to see the reasons. Tumbukas are real problem in Malawi. Tumbukas are useless selfish tribe. Had it been that leaders from south and centers are emotional, surely these homos could have been sent home. I mean all of them. Not only teachers as Kamauzu, Hestings did. He could have chased out everybody home. I dont feudalism form of government.

  32. Chambachalero says:

    This is the right time to discuss federalism. Where is the Airport in the north ? The beautiful lake in the north with the beautiful beaches is highly disregarded. When People in the Northern region raise an issues of national importance they are scorned. And when others from elsewhere speak trash they are considered heroes. This cannot and should not go on. Let us share this national cake equitably.

  33. CHIBWANA says:

    Malawians, why so resistant to change? Unitary government has failled lets agree. And it has not only failled the north but also the south $ centre.For your information–the poorest district in Malawi isnt from the north. Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu are not someone’s home. Feudalism does not only oppress the north. It will benefit the whole country. Why should people from Likoma pay or waste thier money on subsidy?

  34. kanyimbi says:

    You mean you will be sitting idle while some of us are working? At the end you will need our tax to buy medicines for you? Foolish people. If you have nothing to do why can’t you just go to South Africa and be house servants there? Chonde musatinyanse. You troublesome people from South Africa and DRC you have no manners That’s why even your mother lands (South Africa and DRC are not peaceful) Remember your ancestors came from these lands.

  35. Atumbuka tsano.If i was president i would have let the North ( Nyika Republic) seceed as we geniui Malawians are sick and tired of these baseless calls.

  36. Kholophete says:

    Ineyo @ 2 is one such example who is in dire poverty and sees nothing wrong with his/her poverty. Umbuli uli tho school inakukanika thats why you are putting your mother’s shit on this forum. Please nyasa, we also want the ‘dislike’ part as you used to before.

  37. gift luciuos says:

    Koma anthu inu akumpoto chikukutsatani ndichani?kapangeni ma demo tikakumana ku nsewu konko.

  38. Shekman says:

    There Is No Response Bcause This Is Not Very Important To Malawian But Only A Section Of This Country Therefo Those Who See Its Importance Shld Push Fo Themself, We’v Gat Alot To Propose And Think About And Its Not Each And Every Proposal Shld Automatica B Accepted , Poverty Cant End Even If We Can Start This Stupid Federation Today, Lets Just Push Our Learders To Creat Conduciv Environment 4 Bzness And More Jobs To Malawians Osati Tizingomva Madandu A Anthua Ku Mpoto, All These Yrs We Hav Been Dpending On Tobacco Which Has Mostl Been Produced From Cento Bt Benefited The Whole Country Whats Wrong Now Just Bcoz There Is Chance Of Mineral Deposits In The North Lets Be 1 Malawi 1 1 Pipo 1 Nation Osati Ndowe Zunenedwa Kayendeni Friday’yo It Wil Not Be A National Vigil Zazing’ono Izi

  39. true talk says:

    I support federalism,enough is enough,quota system is a symbol that Malawi is not one,if it we were one,quota system would not have been there,simple logic,to hell with your hypocrisy

  40. PITANI MUKAPANGE MA DEMO ANUWO, POTI NDI UFULU WANU.

  41. Ichocho says:

    ITS YOUR TIME..FEEL FREE TO WASTE IT..MALAWI WILL ALWAYS BE AS IT IS..OUR COUNTRY IS TOO SMALL TO ADOPT A FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.

  42. Masiye says:

    Osanena mwa ganja apa mwakhuta phala la soya eti,mumaziwa kuti quota system ndiyowawa inu?mukungonena guys azathu ali pa vuto ku north uku,anthu a zelu akupondelezedwa give them wat they wnt kulibe zoti ziko ndilaling ono ayi

  43. ujeni says:

    Those who want Federal System of government want the centre and North to develop and be like New York, how about that. Anything wrong with that. Those who hate it want the Southern Region remain poor like Boko Haram lead area in Nigeria called Maiduguri. Centre and North are for Federal System.

  44. ujeni says:

    Iwe ka Ineyo
    You a the stupid people who flock in large numbers to South Africa because it has opportunities are country ran based on federal system, you survive on donor money coming in from countries well ran and developed like USA and UK why can’t you copy that.

    Who told you that to have Federal Govt means the South schools will be destroyed? What sort of dunderheads are you. You want goods to be given freely to you but you dont want to organise yourself and produce them for yourselves.

    All those scared of Federal System of government are lazybones and should stop going to South Africa, Should stop using the US dollars and should stop watching English football and should stop using DStv by multichoice it is from a country ran on federal system of government since you hate it so much dunderheads

  45. smadav says:

    Lets write constructive views not like those that aim at assasnating others. Munthu wanzeru sangamataye nthawi saying ppl 4m the north or central are fools for supporting the idea. Kukula ndi mwambo.

  46. Ayobe says:

    Ineyo, whatever. You are very daft. do you think you have the guts to call people from the north greedy? On what grounds are you basing your baseless opnions? Anyone with a rational mind would tell that you are “chindele chakufikapo”.

  47. Pharula says:

    One thing is certain that pursuers of this debate are very very nepotistic. Statistics was availed which indicated that a certain region was dominating. Please don’t think we do not see these things. The fact that we’re silent do not misinterpret as weaknesses. Don’t think we can not speak. We feel the nation has issues to priorities than this nonsense. Please leaders do not be swerved by these empty tins. Let them go to the streets or do the vigil. We are watching.

  48. mtumbuka1 says:

    You can’t develop a country when ministers are appointed based on region tribe. We are tired of living in a country where it is believed to be a president one has to come from southern region only and come from a family of either muluzi or mutharika. This is not fucking Swaziland!

  49. Jelbin mk says:

    Am compelled to comment trice becausse of mr ineyo he must been the most foolish human being that had ever existed on earth how does he expect merit to work where quota system is practiced in order to punish a certain group of people in a society? How does he expect unity in a country where people see each other from a tribal angle? It is brutes like mr ineyo who hols the country backward who would like us to deal with the symptoms rather than dealing with the root causes of the problem. He says “musatigawanitse” who told this fool that Malawi consists of one block? Is it not already divided into three if not Four regions? Does this fool believe that Malawi has been united ever? If yes let someone come up with a proof of which I challenge would be easy and I will come up with my own proofs that we have never been united since time immemorial. Does ineyo know anything about operational bwezani before labelling northerners tribalists? I also wonder if the guy knows the difference between there and their hence utterances against innocent people does he know that in life if two people are victims from the same perpetrator or organization they automatically become allies despite their differences in the past? This has been the case with northerners since the operation bwenzani the northerners have been a solidly united front despite their different tribes that exist up north there because they once suffered the same treatment from the then government and are still feeling not safe with anyone from any other region hence the wakwithu trend which makes them feel safe in their meritly earned positions. Therefore the only way to map the way forward is to give the northerners what they want because it seems government is still noncommittal to uniting this country.

  50. ZZ Junior says:

    Bring on this federalism issue. We will first start by relocation. Every tribe should be settled in their home regions. Tumbukas in the north, Chewas in the Centre, Lhomwe and Yao in the south. If the government doesn’t want we are most ready to vote in a referendum. We are sick and tired of these one tribalistic group from the north.

  51. mtumbuka1 says:

    Most definitely,it’s actually long overdue people wants to do away with this nonsense of nepotism,tribalism or shit like that. In south Africa it’s working so well even in Nigeria so why do you false us to be puppets of these other regions? The north has always been sidelined when it comes to infrastructure development so it’s high time we shared the cake equally..screw you mwavindere! Forward with demos.

  52. Kadakwiza says:

    Now you are talking. Fedo kuti wawawa

  53. Tiona Mall says:

    Northerners are always selfish! In Malawi we have three regions why should one region be a pain in the ass? These notherners should know that there will be equal distribution of development based on the population of that region. How can the population which is equivalent to the population of Lilongwe district have the same development budget as the whole central region? It beats how some of these people think? Chamba basi?

  54. chipwete chalunda says:

    We have bigger problems to solve than zopanga to ma demo ta fake. To whose benefit is this federal system aimed at. Ife zoti atibowole ndi zipolopolo takana. After all mumadya nokha chuma athakati inu

  55. Jelbin mk says:

    And I also said that the media is misleading people to say that Muzomera was advocating for federalism while the fact is that he was advocating for a total secession of the north of which he saw would not hold water that’s when he joined those advocating for federalism. Therefore instead of the president poaching MPs around the north to mute calls for for federalism is inadequate and futile if in his efforts he doesn’t address the issue with sober mind by heeding to the public demand from the region otherwise he is risking to have the north ungovernable for him.

  56. Nchembere Zandondo says:

    Federal government is here at last.

    This has nothing to do with tribes . It is a system of government. Personally, I don’t see anything wrong. And this will bring efficiency and accountability of resources.

    During one party system, some people were relactant to have multparty. People were intimidated and called all sorts of bad names.

    But here we are.

  57. Chakwera: "Mulakhoism" says:

    In many countries that have adopted this federal system type of government, universities hand colleges are controlled by the local governments. Presidency is not rotational as some people in Malawi would want to make us believe. Everyone is allowed to compete at both party and national levels regardless of her/his province/region/state of origin. In other federal countries, movement of people from one province/region/state to another is restricted with so many regulations. In some developed but federal countries where local governments also control local transport operations, citizens from other provinces/regions/states pay higher prices. Those of you who have travelled extensively and took your time to inquire how others run their governments will definitely agree with what I have said above.

    Now coming to Malawi, what type of federal system of government do we really want to adopt? Have those who are proposing this type of government finished defining it? My view is that Malawi needs to first define “federalism” she wants to adopt. We can either copy from other countries or indeed have our own arrangement. Pa Nigeria pompa apa it is very difficult, if not impossible, for a child from state A to get admitted at a university located in and controlled by state B. Let us first describe fully the type of federalism Malawi wants to embrace before such demos. We have already seen and read comments made by people from central and southern regions. They want a federal government system that allows the local government to control universities and colleges located in those regions. They also say that they want job vacancies available in those regions to be filled based on one’s region of origin. On the other hand, those from the north say, they want universities and colleges to be controlled by the central government, and also the employment issue should be the central government’s issue and not the local governments’. Everyone defines federalism according to his/her own belly. This just shows that we need to sit down as a nation and define our own federalism. Thank you.

  58. Jelbin mk says:

    With or without Muzomera federalism is coming to stay mark my words remember last time Nyasatimes reported that the president was poaching MPs from the north to stop calls for federalism but I told you that MPs have no influence over the issue of federalism it is the feeling of ordinary northerners in general that the region is neglected for too long now in terms of development hence people from other regions calling it a dead north or thengele (tchile) so who do you think can stand that???

  59. pasimaro says:

    Eee tu ichitike basi isaaa!!!

  60. Likoma Economist says:

    Quota system – a system that heavily taxes hardworkers and subsidises lazeness; a system that promotes mediocrity. Why are we suprised that we are the poorest on earth?

  61. ndadabwa says:

    You so called “ineyo” just demonstrate how dull and Un schooled you are . You have no clue whatsoever federal system entails. It doesn’t mean any part of Malawi will break up as a result of this system . You haters are the ones you gave failed this country because if your monolithic thinking . Don’t comment in issues not even your father understand . Shut up and rot in hell.

  62. ineyo says:

    iwe ineyo, yes i mean you whose comment happens to be the first one here. If merit is the basis for recruiting people despite their originality, then why did your mlomwe fought the same system for sellecting students into public universities by introducing quotar system? By doing that it only proved nepotism and above all it proved the fact that enanu mitundu yanu kwadzadza mbuli zokhazokha. All u good at is stealing government money, and a good example here is mlomwe mzanu anagwetsa MSB Bank to the extent of saying mugulitsi. Salvages………..He failed to hold that bank in one piece and today you are giving him a ministerial position. What is that? Siumbuli umenewo, pali merit apa?

  63. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    No2 is a mutchona , he spent 50 years in exile , he has been hiding outside Malawi since 1964 revolution. What can he tell Malawians this fool ?

  64. Wakuda says:

    The president mandated PAC,so the demos are meant to force the government to do what? Its wrong for the writer to say Malawians want a federal system. Its rather some Malawians particularly from the North.

  65. Watereka says:

    Say no to xenophobia

  66. Hu Jintao says:

    Guys, I am back.

    I know there are issues that are very sensitive and are likely to bring more divisions, this is one of them.

    I have observed that this issue is very sensitive in the following ways:
    i. One group of people, usually the one demeaning and slandering the other is under threat of losing its superiority,
    ii. The slandered group seems to have the potential and capability to build and raise itself up and take back its position of importance in the society,
    iii. The other group comprises of spectators watching on the sidelines waiting for issues to evolve in their natural state without influencing anything.

    With the above observations taking ground, the likelihood of building a united country over a long period of time diminishes as the different groups of people continue faulting one another. Further still, disgruntled individuals will continue finding avenues to vent their anger. The resultant end is instability.

    Now my advice is simple to this country called Malawi. Let everyone clean their own house and premises and this will translate into a clean and healthier compound or village.

  67. Sapitwa says:

    Just to see how the people will react! Titiaonere panepa ngati anthu ali nayo ntchito nkhani imeneyi. With reasons given for calling for Federalism thus Quota System, we may end up seeing this Demo being a a Regional activity uko ku Boma! Ha ha ha kkkkkkk!

  68. Chidaganya chonyasa says:

    Southerners tried to give power to the north by giving you through Chihana the second Vice Presidency. Chihana championed absolute nepotism and regionalism recruiting every watchman driver and secretary under his ministry. Northerners you failed us. As if that is not enough again we tried to give you Vice Presidency very recently through Khumbo Kachali. You went flat out unleashing Tumbukalism in all aspects while the visionless mama slept at the drivers seat. You therefore do not any moral ground to argue about regionalism or nepotism. No one will try you again forget you selfish block of people

  69. Ineyo says:

    1 thing i know ndichakuti munthu amene akamba za kusalana kapena kukondera ndi amene amakhalanso wa sankho heavy.

    we have better issues to solve you idiots from the north. how many schools do u have for that small population up their. yes am speaking to you greedy northerners. pokhapokha mutatiuza mfundo zenizeni zotukulira Malawi ndipamene mungayambe kukamba za federation. Diko laling’ono ngati ili. mukubweretsa kugawana chifukwa chani. you greedy northerners inuyo mukanakhala PRESIDENT MBWEZI MUTASANKHA NDANI INUYO? Mukanayambira ku nsanje mpaka ku chitipa kusankha anthu a boma lanu? musatigawe ngati mukuti ndife amodzi. zilibe kanthu kuti munthu akuchokera kuti as long as that person is competent for the job. inuyo inu kuti tikuyang’anitsitseni bwino bwino somewhere, somehow mumakondera anthu akwanu. ndikunama kapena. ngati simnachitepo muponyeni miyala Peter-yo.

    1. manxo says:

      i gues u dnt knw wat ur toking about mr bcoz had t bin u knw wat ur toking u cudnt b waisting ur tym lytng nonses
      had t been w wea greedy cudnt w hav bin n beta position? Ts bcoz of ur greedy n terms of development dats y w r stil poor n dats y u owez say poor northerners
      thnk b4 u post ur shit

  70. ujeni says:

    Nkhani ya bwino. Malawi is failing to move forward and develop because of the current system. A system that rewards tribalism and nepotism at the expence of national development.

    Now let the clueless Malawians who love poverty come here and write nonsense against this just and noble cause.

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