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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mpopoma
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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.

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

Chikuni
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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

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

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

kate
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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.

Mphunzitsi weniweni
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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.

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

Namarikha Patrick
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