Mzomera vows to intensify federation campaign: ‘Mutharika has failed to silence me’

Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora,  Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has said he will continue to canvass for the for the introduction of a federal system of government or even for North Malawi to be a standalone country, saying President Peter Mutharika has failed to silence him.

Mzomera Ngwira: The self-styled poster boy for the federal movement

Mzomera Ngwira: The self-styled poster boy for the federal movement

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Ngwira claimed he was invited three time by the President and promised some developments for the north during the current financial year but he was astonished to find out that of all the things he was promised, government has not included them in the financial plan and left north starved from the national cake.

“When I was on the fore-advocating for federalism, the President called me to discuss the issue. He promised me that during this financial year, government will construct a university, Njakwa Livingstonia – Chitimba road via Mhunju-Lula, Mzimba police-Njakwa via Eswazini road, Jenda-Edingeni road, Rehabilitation of Mzuzu-Nkhatabay road and construction of a new Teachers Training College.

“It is irritating and painful to see that there is nothing in the 2015-2016 budget for the north. This is cheating because there is no
way the northern region MPs should be passing a national budget which has nothing for us,” he said.

He said that since the northern region has been cheated, they will intensify the call for federation.

“All we want is an equal share of the national cake, there is no way all the development could be going to the central and Southern region, we want to make our own budgets,” he said.

Malawi’s parliament passed a 2015/16 National Budget to the tune of K930 billion (US$2.1 billion) on Thursday despite fears that the opposition will derail the approving the appropriation Bill.

Proponents of federalism argue that the system should be introduced for equal distribution of development and public positions.

President Mutharika previously proposed federalism and proportional representation in the country, describing them as two possible ways of doing away with concerns of regional marginalisation.

Addressing the National Constitutional Review Conference in Lilongwe, held from 28 to 31 March 2006 titled ‘Towards a More Manageable Constitution, Mutharika, then professor at Washington University School of Law in USA, publicly proposed federalism while addressing the issue of national unity.

In the paper he presented in 2006, Mutharika claims that proportional representation worked well in countries like Namibia, South Africa and Mauritius, urging Malawians to borrow the leaf from those countries.

Making a case on the federal system of government, Mutharika also used the Nigerian government, saying “Another and perhaps more radical response (are) to simply abolish the three regions and create the district as the basic administrative unit.”

The paper says Nigeria successfully resolved the problems that were created by the existence of its three regions at the time of independence in 1960 into what are now 36 States and one federal territory.

“While the initial decision to abolish the regions led to war, Nigeria is now a much more unified and stable country,” he said.

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66 thoughts on “Mzomera vows to intensify federation campaign: ‘Mutharika has failed to silence me’”

  1. yemwe uja says:

    ngat kuli mbuli yen yen i gues ur the 1 co
    z hw cum u sy u cn liv wthout the north? angakuphunzisen ndan anthu osaphunzira inu mot olo mmene umalemba nyas zakoz sumaona et? vuto la inu mnazolowera kunyera mbale thnk twyc b4 u post ur shit

  2. Gonapo says:

    Thats true men, pipo from north are engine in the gorv of mw..there4 they shud not be used 4 dvlpment whiles their orgin is jst undeveloped. Am bhind ferdral systen, I know we can stand & do better. North is a head of this nation.

  3. Joseph Moyo says:

    a Ngira musanamize anthu inuyo pa size yanu munapangapo chani kut mutukule kwanu ko?President akukunyengererani pangan chitaganyacho tione ngat mutukuleko ndipo ngati muzakhale president as for me i can do without north Malawi mtima wa njiru basi carry on m busa wanji wogawanisa instead of uniting people?Does your north contribute economically to this country apart from its wonderful human resources?Ife timayenda wapansi nkufika ntauni ya Blantyre nkhawa nje!

  4. wapankhata says:

    Chanzelu palibe mulomwe ntundu wokulira muma estate kulimafodya palibe ndichimodzi akudziwa.kumango kokedwangati ngolo kugonalimozi ndiziweto mchipinda chimozi.

  5. Kapolo Sakwiya says:

    A Ngwira khalani ndi ulemu. Muyaluka nazotu izi. Mesa inu munapita ku State House katatu inu ndi a Harry Mkandawire inu? Munapita koyamba nonseamene linali laChinayi mapeto a mwezi wa May. Inu munkafuna Unduna mwati akusankheni nonse Ministers? Tamanenani zolongosoka apa, Feudalism singatheke and sidzatheke ndithu. Munya muona , khala chete apa apo biii ndikuyalutsani muonanso, chitsiruiweti?? Demete zako, Munthu koma Harry osati mphakabonga iwe MXIIIEW, SHUPITI. MBIRA IWE.

  6. Gulugufe says:

    Atumbuka musatinyanse mwamva! Tangopitirizani kuchita zomwe mumatha ngati izi: kugwilirana, kulodzana, kukhapana, kupatsana mimba pachibale, kudzimangilira, kunyengetsa atsikana a form 1 kwa anyamata a form 4 pa Rumphi Secondary School, kutukwana, kulimbikira za federalism, kuba ndi kukwatana ngati afisi!

  7. Obster says:

    If indeed the President think of all Malawian, why not give equal delivery, I will also be like any one who need better life, soon I will be there

  8. MAMA says:

    UDF / DPP AKUDZIWA ZOTI MTUMBUKA AKAMAGWIRA NTCHITO AMALIMBIKIRA NDITHU IWOWO NGAULESI

    CHONCHO ATUMBUKA AKACHOKA AKATUKUKA KOWOPHSYA

    IWOWO KUMWERAKO AKABA NDALAMA AMAKAZISUNGA KUNJA OSATUKULA DZIKO

  9. Ndalama says:

    Atumbuka mumaganiza mopusa mumachoka kwanu ndikakamanga nyumba zikuluzikulu mu Lilongwe kapena Blantyre .Kodi potelo simukusiya kutukula dera lanu lomwe.Muzikamanga nyumba mmakwanu kuti mutukukle dera lanu mwamva

  10. phodox says:

    Ho ho this is the reason why Tumbukas are noisy. IThey want to be silenced. I mean almost 15 years ago Kamulepo was given two free two 20 seater minibuses by Muluzi Senior. My dear APM can not give you anything at all. This is the reason why north is not developing. How can you accept to be given a ban on individual basis at the expenses of all the alongosi and sibwenis. Now he has not given ,you and you are 100 percent angry. You are fools.Feudalim is not coming in good faith.

    Friends of Mulanje. Lets go back to Mulanje boma and develop that place. I am ready to buld Hapuwani 2 if the owner will allow me to do so, or I will call my hotel , Mophiya. Leave the Tumbukas bussy developing Blantyre and Lilongwe leaving out their home city Mzuzu. Let them keeping receiving free developments in order to be silenced by bans. So Mr shawa you want to be silenced.I mean to be silenced is a game that you play behind the curtain while we civilians assist you on the road and newspaper. When the government has silenced you you come back us and say the government now is respecting human rights. At times you disappear completely from the public like Mwakasungula. Atumbuka dyera zedi.

    Malawi gevernment, malawians, malawi politicians, malawi human rights champions are interesting.

    ATUMBUKA, ATUMBUKA, ATUMBUKA DYERA ANYAMATA INU. MUNYA MUONA.

  11. Tilibemau says:

    The north is seeking divorce so whats wrong with that.The DPP is the most tribalistic party ever existed in malawi.Ruling the country with stolen votes You will be shocked when it will be Gods turn to pay for your sins.Infact the north and central want a stand alone country to be detached from the the monsters .At times you wonder if what happens in Malawi happens in other country.All key positions filled by the cruel lomwes.We are fed up with your grand grand papa who will turn 80 in 2018.kumangosapota zili zonse amalawi kumvetsa chisoni.

  12. makwinjaishmael says:

    I havent finished leading your verses Mr MP but i have caugted the first line of your verse. You said the pr esident called you and promised those big developmets to take place in the North?. You your self and the president are corruptive. Ndikanakhala olimbana ndi dziko nkanakupitilan ku court. You are resurfacing with federal issue just because the budget is not carrying anything to do with what the president pledged to you.He is not wrong by doing that, he is exercising his role as a politician. Inuyo ndale simutha,mumangodziwa kampeni ya uyemupi.

  13. Gum says:

    Please odzisatanu can you analyse the developments lined up in the budget regionally so we can indeed appreciate the imbalance.

  14. ana a chewa nd alomwe mukutipondelezad kuno ku mpoto we need federaulism ife..

  15. Mashall says:

    WITHOUT FEUDALISM ! ! WITHOUT FEUDALISM !!!
    CORRUPTION WILL NEVER ! NEVER END IN MALAWI

  16. Mpasy Wadye says:

    Mwazolowera kugwira m’maeste kuno ku mpoto kkkkkkkk

  17. sh ebrahim isa says:

    Why not give the proposed views a chance?

  18. wanya nayo says:

    pangani siku tizamatche ma northenaz mopanda mantha cz talira mokwana.tilimbe ngati ana a israel mu egypt.

  19. Tanangachi Mtunduwithu says:

    The next move what we are going to do we pipo of the North is that we are going to boycout all the general elections taking place in the country until we hav our owm govment.

  20. Prescott says:

    Allow the northerners to have their own country. They are also humans. Let them use their natural resources to develop their own country. They have Uranium, Nobium, Oil, just to mention a few. I hope Mzomera Ngwira will be the first President of that country. His Vice will be Enock Chihana and Minister of Defence will be Ben Kamlepo Kalua

  21. Denis Tembo says:

    Atumbuka asativute,apatse ku North kwaoko atenge basi,asamukenso ku central ndi ku south fotseki!!

  22. Aron says:

    Enough is enough we must share once these chewas they don’t know how to run agoverment

  23. Okhrana says:

    Mzomera ndiwe kambwe, panyake chidere chakufikapo, so ur saying my APM promised u all those? Kodi Godall Gondwe the whole minister of finance si mphiko(northerner) mzako akulephera how to convince the mlomwe presidents to consider the dead north as per kamuzus say. Olo to federalise, north wl remain DEAD. Atumbuka kuthawa kwanuko ufiti mukasambira, do expect presidents to allocate money zipita kuti ? Mwamanga ndikugula malo mpaka ku mulanje border, who is t develop kwanu. Nonsense atumbuka. Ndiponso nt federation BUT, mukhale dziko lanu and call back joyce t b ur president, atombolombo inu. Even teaching yomweyi northern teachers ali tho mulanje, thyolo mpaka nsanje. Hehehe uyambe iweyo mzomera kumanga ngati hapuwani motel kwanu u wl c development wil expand. Ask the mlombwas, chilewes and the manganyas amanga kwao

  24. vilimmwera says:

    mutu wa nkhani MZOMERA NGWIRA ALAVULA CHIMTUWISA

  25. vilimmwera says:

    secession? eeee akatilimira m’maesteti athu a fodya ndi chimanga ndani poti alomwe ovutika ali kumpoto mmaesteti azabwerera kwao? chabwino kugawana dziko mwamtendere nkofunika, 50 plus years northerners do not see development there, tiyeni mzomera we have to part ways bloodlessly

  26. Nonse muku komenta zonena ma northerner pa matako pinu.

  27. Truth Recognizes Truth says:

    Pumbwa wozola Ambi shubaba ameneyi. Federalism issues should be handled with sober minds and not emotions or because ruling party lost elections badly.

  28. mwanamulanje says:

    Tumbukas are not only selfish and tribalistic but also ignorant. How can the whole Mzomera ask development from APM instead of asking development from the government of Malawi to which they claim to belong for developments through August House. Indeed you are fools.May be you could ask ex-VP Kachali or JB for developments not from my uncle APM.Why didn’t you develop north when almost 50 percent of cabnet ministers and VP even president were from dead north.By statistics it has been shown that over 90 percent of Tumbukas live in south or center. How do you expect north to develop.Check factors which are considered before locating development units.Even the primary school drop out can tell you these factors. For sure number of people living in a particular place matters most e g hospital can not be constructed where we have only few inhabitants like in north.

    Mzomera you are the most foolish homo with unknown origin.

  29. Kanga Dambuleni says:

    You can see from the comments that illiterate people are not only found in villages.Even people who have an access to internet do not have idea what federalism is.You can check the comment from people like Southern Offender.Mbuzi ya Munthu.Malawi needs to have a debate on federalism for dunderheads like southern offender and other Illiterate social commentators on this forum.

  30. yosefe gambatula says:

    Mzomera Ngwira.I really support the brave Mzomera Ngwira who can call a spade by its name.For how long are northerners going to crawl to thieves like Mutharikas and his Lomwes?Good life is not only for few people like the Muluzis family,Mutharikas,The Joyce Bandas.Its high time Malawians have been trodden by these people by manipulating the system.Enough is Enough.Mzomera Ngwira any sensible person is behind the federal system.We just need awareness to teach the mass illiterate Malawians about what the federal systems means because these greedy people are giving distorted information about federal system.

  31. phwiyonaire says:

    Mtumbuka1 has said one of the most sensible things I’ve heard on this issue as discussed on this forum. The rest, mbuzi za anthu.

  32. mulopwana says:

    nzuru io………….this gvt will never learn ……ndizoyamwira za mtundu……………utsiru basi
    federalism viva….

  33. Noxy says:

    Mr Ngwira is living in the past

  34. Samarakunjuta says:

    Even in those days people hated chakufwa chihana and realised too late that oh there is freedom???
    Just watch the space u will like federal government u cocoons!!!
    A good example is neno district which produced one and only one student for university entrance exams ha ha ha and u think there a functioning government???
    This social media has given cowards outlet.Federalism is on the go ahead.
    I vote for it and I will support it till the last drop of my blood!!

  35. tapson lwanja says:

    They is no need to say tumbukas now and again. Northern region has many ethnic groups. And let’s stop making noise and resolve issues paecefully. Thts why they is boko harram and al shabab . Peace!!!

  36. Selfish Mtumbuka says:

    Am happy with the way things are. Mzomera and Shawa you two chamba smoking ngonis go to Tanzania. Cant you see that even Livingstonia Synod Reverends have now grown abdomens since they moved to Lilongwe? Blantyre is next!!!!

  37. Samarakunjuta says:

    Ooooohh hoooo!!!!!

  38. TRUTH says:

    Kugona atumbuka tamuoneni mzake ali kumbuyoyo……Mxiii

  39. Zondi says:

    something for Abusa (REV) Ngwira in developed world a country is not developed by government but private sector…..Why did Rev Ngwra thinks that President Mutharika will develop the north??? even the south or central it cannot happen …Rev Ngwira just go to south and see the unseen poverty there so sad in this day and age we ve people like Rev Ngwira to be honourables too minor in thoughts……Maybe Rev Ngwira wanted personal money and position from the President not developing the north….why quite all these time REV …Malawians are not fools…Drive the federism agenda and see if it will work…MCP has already rejected it Hon Kabwira has said it all …..Whi quite when PP was in power so sad

  40. Samarakunjuta says:

    Oh yes! U cam call northerners dumb and retarded because they moved to ur cities namely blantyre and Lilongwe and they started losing their own identities pretending to be chewas,lomwes,yawos,senas u name it.I have seen much of them no wonder I have never wish to live in none of these called cities,I wonder if they are really that important such that even a normal person to relocate to the weak so called cities???
    Atumbuka pangani manyadzi!!!!
    Kwanu kumpoto ndikolemera kwambiri koma poti ndinu dyera u have failed to go back and develop ur own backyard more…….loading. !!

  41. phodo says:

    Now Mzomera confencing that he shut up his lips for the past two months simply because there was some signs of a small ban landing on hist lips. Atumbukas up to that extent. Even if APM wants to buy bans for you selfish tumbukas, then how many bans will he be bought since everyone is sensely vocal.Timanena kuti Mtumbuka ndi muthu wadyera zedi ndi ozikonda.

  42. Rodgers Banda says:

    The president is educated and understands fedelism. The illiterate “yes bwana” can’t understand
    The highest education obtained is Kwacha schools. We blame Kamuzu and Bakili. Fact is noise to them. They get money through praising the party.

  43. mtumbuka1 says:

    Southern offender commenting here you are so dull and ignorant. There’s federalism in South Africa but do they ask for passport to move from Johannesburg to Capetown? What will happen is that your stupid president will still be there (cos you we blinded to vote thieves based on regions) but the national budget will be distributed equally among all states (or regions)and the people representing those regions are called premiers and the premiers will have their own structures approved by the government. So they will not be a situation where a president spends 30 million kwacha to travel from Blantyre with his stupid lomwe cabinet to open a post office in mzuzu cos that can be done by a northern region premier. There will not also be things like vote the ruling party for development cos the national budget is shared equally with no politics involved example is cape town which has been and is until now being run by the opposition the Democratic alliance (d.a)and is probably the most beautiful cities in the world with it’s amazing infrastructure. So coming on Nyasa times with misleading information that Malawi will have 3 presidents is knowledge deficiency. I hear people crying and saying tumbukas must leave Blantyre but for a well traveled individual like me Blantyre is just like a street in in other countries. We are too behind guys when it comes to infrastructure please travel guys.

  44. Mpwesiwa says:

    I support cessation. We peace loving Malawians are tired of khalidwe of these tumbukas . But one thing that they should know is that their country will be the most disunited because anthuwa ndi a dyera ndiodzikonda kwambiri. Thats why they fail to support each other and form one political front. Let alone sustaining a united synod. Cessation = YES! Stupid federation= NO!

  45. Akatswiri says:

    let him speak out.

  46. kanyimbi says:

    When government is giving development structure it looks at the number of people to benefit from that project. So reproduce faster do not just sleep with your underwears. Ulesi eti? Kumamwa gondolosi, chiswabumbu ndi zina zambiri.

  47. Idulusi Issa says:

    Is it not ironic that this northern bafoon can only see Mutharika as his culprit when infact it was his mbwenu-mbwenu brother Goodall Gondwe who was the architect of the budget. Or is he this stupid not to see the phlegm that he is spewing from his nose that it is all childish politics? Atumbuka ndi zitsiru zeni zeni…

  48. we will support you ngwira. But one thing you have to know is that .all northerners should leave southern region and we will need entery permitte to southern region you have to find electricity sources to your dead north , we will not allow northerners to work in the south. And all properties are going to be freezed if you will not pay foreign landownership fee.

  49. Kapasula Mayi Chiponda says:

    Just fight for the North to be a standalone country , not federalism . Fight for referendum of the northerners only for the dead north to be a country on it’s own. The chief cashgater , Abiti Mtila, will fund that referendum, mwatikwana kwabasi , khalani panokha Ambwenumbwenu inu , mwazazana kuno ku central ndi kumwera kumwe. Zipitana kwanu , mukufuna pakana tipange xenophobia

  50. OMalindi says:

    Peter Alibe Nthawi Yokumana Ndiwe Mzomera.

    Ngati Umayangana Msikono Ndiye Walephera.

  51. ndatero ine says:

    The battle lines have been drawn…..
    Ngati federalism ilipo in other countries let us try it why not

  52. Chipalamandule says:

    Go ahead my school mate.

  53. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    It doesn’t matter what APM wrote or said: that was then and this is now; and as times change so should views of flexible people.
    If I was a supporter of federation or the North Region seceding, I would now be having second thoughts. Due to lack of transparency of the leadership of this movement. Why didn’t they tell us about these meetings with APM before? Were there and are there still aspirations for personal gain, hidden in the agenda?
    Also, there cannot and will never be equal share of national resources, because the regions do NOT have the same populations! Q.E.D.

  54. man dlhaka says:

    Mr Ngwira I was taking you for somebody politically brave and intelligent but I regret my imagination.You’re indeed brave when seeking attention from those on top for your own personal gains.Oh yes and you don’t deserve even a credit….

  55. Sweet Boy says:

    This masquerading pastor is a total clown. Him and APM met to corrupt each other knowingly that their agreement had to be sanctioned by parliament; why was he short-sighted? In fact if all those projects were for the northern region alone, what was the other two regions going to get if your assertion holds? Can’t you see that you’re shooting yourself in the foot big time? Just looking at your facial features one can straight away tell that you are a retarded, miserable MP who is lost in the forest called “Politics” and requires guidance. The points being mentioned concerning your federalism is very shallow, not worth coming from an MP (only possibly PP can produce such trashed bull*#&%). The two of you, APM and yourself need to be investigated on corruption since you have spilt the beans already.

  56. Mauziboy says:

    Empty tins make noise. Accept you are out of government and no mudslinging can bring you ministerial position. Leave some Malawians in the North to enjoy ministerial positions zisamakomere inu nokha olemekezeka. Dyera bwanji? You are so greedy that you want everything to yourself. Ulendo uno mwakomana naye President mbambande who does not condone nonsense. Shame on you. You can create stories but you are a loser.

  57. wakwitu says:

    Dziko lafika powawisa MOYO .likomera amipando

  58. Mwafulirwa says:

    If the budget is for the center and the south and not for the north as Ngwira said then fight for secession of the north and not federalism. This marriage between Malawians and northerners is becoming worse day by day. It is now time to break up. Go to the Nyikaland in peace. Let us have referendum in 2019 for the secession of the north because it is obvious that we cannot have that referendum before 2019 for the obvious reasons unless we northerners sacrifice to fund that referendum. As Malawi will be having its tripartite elections the north will be having general referendum meaning only the northerners will vote in that referendum. Then from that point on, we will be masters of ourselves. So let us intensify campaign for that referendum. Remember, when we secceed we will still need each other (Nyikas and Malawians) either in trade or in anything after all we will be neighbours. Therefore, there is no need for making stupid noise.

    Fighting for federalism is a waste of time. Our brothers and sisters from the center and south will never allow that to happen because federalism idea was introduced with selfish motives and these Malawians know this. I think we all remember how John Tembo detested the federalism idea. So stop wasting time on that. It will never come. Let’s go for secession.

  59. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT says:

    It has increasingly become clear that Malawi, in its current state, cannot survive the future. It is doomed to disintegrate under the weight of TRIBALISM &NEPOTISM.
    What’s more? Peter Mutharika has come across as the worst tribalist president of all time. Over 75% of his appointments have been in favour of Southerners.
    A president who sees nothing wrong in appointing only 2 people from the entire Central Region into the country’s cabinet may as well be brain-dead.
    Tell you what? Have the president checked for Senile Dementia. His open nepotism could be a pointer to some serious organic brain disorder. You’ve WARNED.
    In the meantime, we must continue to push for a Federal Malawi, with or without Secession of Nyika Republic.

  60. Wakukaya says:

    We leave everything in the hands of the creator.

  61. jiba says:

    pangani zomwezo mwina tikutumizeni kwanu kumpoto muganiza timakuonerani kukondwa? Boma lirole muone

  62. bokoharam says:

    So u were promised all those developmental projects,and not disclose to your fellow northerners. What about if you were given a sack of dollars would you have said it. I have come to my senses you are looking for what can bring you something on the table for your family. I will no longer listen to your useless federal system of government.

  63. drogba says:

    I agree with you mzomera ngwira, pitala muthalika has indeed failed to silence you. if it was dyoisi abiti mtila, she could have given you a ministerial post, maybe Min of Defense, Harry Mkandawire could have been Min of Education and Mbina Shawa could have been Min of Finance kkkkkk. Then tumbukas could have been silent. but now you find pitala is silent on that one, then you continue barking. Bark mzomera until you wet your panties, nobody apart from your fellow black ants tumbukas, will try to silence you. For how long have you wicked Ngwira been in politics?? How many political parties have you belonged to during these years?? How long have you been in government?? People have argued that did that idea of federalism just come from the blues but was nowhere in your mind all these years?? Why now Mzomera?? Please call a referendum, not for federalism, but secession. Malawians are going to vote a Yes 200%, for an obvious reason.

  64. cheyo the real northerner says:

    When you were meeting the president you never told us, now that it has failed you are now making noise. Malawians politicians are crooks. He was in PP just last year and never proposed federalism. Which means he knew something is wrongn with our country, but because he was in government all was well. Foolish Ngwira.

  65. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    We can say that the corrupted president invited you to be corrupted that’s why you have been quiet all these six months ?

    We are living in a corrupt country , God save us .

  66. thinktankmalawi says:

    Tribalism,regionalism,divide And rule has no place in modern society….suck it up Mr mzomera…..federalism is non starter…

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