Malawi federalism: PAC announce dates for national stakeholder conference

Public Affairs Committee (PAC), Malawi’s influential religious body, will conduct a national stakeholders forum on inclusivity and federalism on November 24 and 25 in Blantyre.

PAC 's Phiri: Welcome debate of federalism

PAC ‘s Phiri: Welcome debate of federalism

The theme for the forum is ‘Enhancing a Common Understanding on Inclusivity and Federalism in Malawi’.

The event, according to PAC Executive Director Robert Phiri, will serve as a dialogue mechanism by allowing people who hold different views on federalism to share a common platform and also gain a deeper appreciation of the idea of devolution.

“PAC notes that there is a gap in appreciating how federalism fits into devolution exercise.

“The forum is one of the events in a process that has been initiated to assist ourselves in dealing with this matter.

“Noting that issues remains divisive in our contemporary discourse, PAC believes that Malawi has to take a process approach to appreciate issues surrounding devolution in general and federalism in particular, rather than rush to conclusions,” said Phiri.

Three topics have been identified and these are ‘The History of Devolution in Malawi’, Comparative Experience on Federalism’, and Decentralisation-State of Affairs in Malawi’.

“PAC is aware that the issue of federalism is an emotive matter. The event therefore will come up with conclusions by way of roadmap to define how the conversation on federalism should be taken forward towards finding a common ground for all Malawians,” he explained.

PAC has invited representatives from academia, faith community, political parties, Malawi Congress of Trade Union, Congoma, Law Society of Malawi, Judiciary, some Traditional Authorities, Civil Society, NGOGCN, Parliament and Executive Branch to participate in the deliberations.

“Due to budget constraints it is not possible to invite every stakeholder to the forum,” he stressed.

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Herald Pitala Mathanyula
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FATHARA @ 23, I believe you heard this song: “Amakhala ku Blantyre, koma amagona muzisakasa. Most of nyumba zosanjikizana ukunenazo ndi za Boma sizanu built with tax from all Malawians, centre, north and south. Ndani sadziwa that most of you southerners mumagona muzisakasa? If kuli well built-good looking, modern houses most of them zinamangidwa ndi ma northerners and central, aeni akenu mukungofera fungo because of umbuli. Ntchito kumangochindana basi because you cant even afford a Black/White TV zomwe zimakupangitsani kumakagona msanga nkumangobereka ana ngati makoswe. Agalu inu, anyani opanda kwanu muli thoo ku mpoto mu ma estate, you cant even… Read more »
naza
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Anthu ovuta ndi a ku thyolo ,mulanje ,koma bt ndi anthu abwino,lilongwe ndi mpoto anthu ankhadwe

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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UNIONS YOUR MONTHER BODY MCTU, VALANI ZILIMBE, TGWU STUDY THE SITUATION PLEASE ——– AND SEE POSITIVE FUTURE.

Peter
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jamie i think u r very stupid u idiot do take ur self as an englishman.Let me tell if u can compare political leaders the tumbuka looks better than u.Iwe galu wachabechabe iweee wona mphuno yako nga ya nkhumba

Jamie
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Ha! Ha! Ha! Atumbuka you will never stop amazing me. Kuda ngati kuseli kwa mphika. U think people are bothered with ur federalism. Mukungobwebweta nokhanokha. Stupid people. U think PAC can listen to very few people on social media and change its decision. Mphuno zazikuluzo. Azikazi anunso osatha sex. Ufiti basi. Agalu

BABA
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Comment number 27 you are a BIG fool Mchawa or whatever you call yourself . We will see what you will eat when federalism materialises. You might even eat your own vomit because you reproduce like rats. You always think of bearing children and this is why you have very low literacy levels.

GRACE
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UYAMBE KUPEMPHERA !!! USATUMBWE NDI MOYO WA DZIKO LAPANSI PANO KUNALI ANZAKO !!!

Kachikhoso Kavunda
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Pac we put trust in u pangani zotheka chonde

thunduwike
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Malo akhale LL, chifukwa ndipa kati pa dziko

stuart
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Pac u hav to do something pankhaniyi

Fathara
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NTUMBUKA AKUYIWOPA TOWN YA BLANTYRE, AKUMATI AKAGANIZA MA NYUMBA OSANJIKIZANA AMENE ALI BLANTYRE CITY NDI KUCHULUKA KWA MAGALIMOTO, ALI UKU SITIKABWELELAKO UKU GALIMOTO IKATIGUNDA. BWELANI MWINA MUNGAWONEKO TOWN, MWAYI WAWUKULUTU UMENEWU, MUZADYE PIZZA. NANGA KUMENEKO KU NYIKA KO SIMUNAZOLOWELA KUDYA PACHIWAYA CHA NTHOCHI YAYIWISI YOPHATIKIZA NDI NYAMA YANYANI AMU CHIWETA KKKKKKKKKKKKK. ALONGOZI BWELANI KU BLANTRE TIZAKULANDILANI.

GRACE
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UYAMBE KUPEMPHERA !! USATUMBWE NDI MOYO WA DZIKO LAPANSI PANO !! KUNALI ANZANU !!

Mlomwe
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The ideal place is Lilongwe but the venue has been chosen to be BT because kumwela kuli mbuli zambiri zosaziwa zinthu.Agalu awa.

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