North Malawi MPs to hold presser over ‘Chinese projects’

Parliamentarians from the northern region are going to hold a press briefing to express their dismay over government’s distribution of various development projects that are going to be funded by the Chinese government, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Dan Msowoya: North Malawi deprived

Dan Msowoya: North Malawi deprived

The seven projects, pegged at a whooping K1.3 million dollars, include the construction of Chileka International in the commercial capital Blantyre.

One Member of Parliament (MP) said the press briefing would be “held during the first week” of the next session of the national assembly which reconvenes from tomorrow[Friday].

“We want to express as our reservations,” said the MP who refused that we publish his name. “What government has done has been unfair to us and actually is an insult to all of us who come from the northern region.”

The legislator could not say whether their colleagues from the government side would be part of the presser.

“We’ve extended an invitation to them, and we hope they should take heed of it so that we work in unison,” he said.

Government spokesperson and information minister Jappie Mhango, who also comes from the northern region, was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.

But he told local press last week that government was “justified” with the distribution of the projects.

Commentators have bashed government especially Pres Peter Mutharika for the “unfair distribution.”

Mutharika comes from the southern region tea growing district of Thyolo.

Political commentator and former Alliance for Democracy (Aford) secretary general Dan Msowoya had told Nyasa Times that the northern region had been “deprived.”

Msowoya, also a spokesperson for a forum that is advocating for a federal system of government in Malawi, added the distribution “justified” their calls that the country should “let go the present unitary system of government.”

He had described it as system that was letting Malawi “down” both socially and economically.

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28 thoughts on “North Malawi MPs to hold presser over ‘Chinese projects’”

  1. twaniche says:

    Which northern MPs? Am a northerner but I don’t see which MP can stand for the North. Ulyezi basi. Uncle Jose mukuchitapochi for Mzuzu? Mbwe mukuti u will fight for the north don’t cheat us.

  2. king says:

    But why tumbukas always make noise not any other tribes? do you think you are clever guys than others? Born in a village should it be the reason to torment Malawi? Be careful guys for all these nonses.

  3. Afana Zedi says:

    The Southerners have been running this country for ages and still Malawi is underdeveloped. The laughing stock in SADC region. Let them take the Chinese projects and let’s see if that will bring prosperity for the landless peasants of Phalombe, Chiradzulo, Thyolo and Mulanje. Time for cessation. We can’t continue to be ruled by ignoramuses just because they’re in majority. The whole country is being held back

    1. james mariano says:

      Malawians belong to one family.why insulting each other?

  4. Stupidity no 13 wanva ?

  5. murupale says:

    Atumbuka agalu inu munakhala bwanji?….first accept kuti u r a stupid minority grouping ihv ever seen….Anthu ozikonda anyapaphi….U think malawi belongs to u?….even if iwere Mutharika dafenately icould do worse than him…Atleast mutharika think about ur angangas at Enukwenu or Hora since all of u hv migrated to bt and LL..if iwere apresident icould not appoint any minister from ur region, in my five year term icould not visit ur stupid bushy area to see kuti mungatani zotsiru…..osangoyamika kuti tikukusungani kuno kumwera abakha inu…..Ndiye olo mupange press briefing mupindula chani…nyero za manu….

    1. HIG says:

      Zikomo mlomwe

  6. Nanyati says:

    Kodi timve ziti atumbuka obalalika nzeru inu? Lero mukasonkhana; eeeeeeeeh Malawiyi timugawane ,kenako eeeeeeeeh koma quarter system, tsiku lina,eeeeeeeeh boma litipatse chitukuko Ku north, mumaganiza bwanji koma???? CCAP synod ndi iyo mwakwanitsa kuisokoneza mtundu wotembereredwa inu.Mumachoka kwanuko kukapanga settle Ku region kwina nkumati “tifuna development Ku north” za ziiiiiiiiih !!!!!¡ chitukuko Chimapita komwe kuli anthu. Muyambe mwabwerera kwanu ndiye muzikapempha chitukuko. Mwamvaaaaaaa???¿

  7. musisipala says:

    Dont waste time talking about such an issue mr msowoya (a failure in politics).let the chinese develop this country. Ask Mtambo to tell the west to develop the north. Karonga chitipa road was built by who?????. Muziyamika

  8. Balamanthu says:

    If it is the Chinese financing the development projects, please dont cry for them.Azaona chinameta nkhanga mpala posachedwa

  9. Pat says:

    Northerners please keep your cool mmm! Fatsani pang’ono guys amayi munawavotera aja akubwera posachedwapa abwera ndi chuma chankhaninkhani. Akungodikira kuti boma liwapezere nyumba, ndiye nyumbayo ikusakidwabe. For now tipemphe bwana Timothy Mtambo amene amadziwana bwino ndi azungu a UN kuti apemphe chuma choti chibakuthandizani mukudikila amayi

  10. Atonga says:

    We notherners we have been tortured by these chewas until we change the system of government being runned.so i jst see total madness own our mp’s especially jappie mhango.we need to be vry clever otherwise these so called chewa’s they will still be using us so that we should be speachless.all in all dziko lili m’manja mwandani kodi? Mwagalu

  11. nkhangazaona says:

    Nkhanga in a tree just watching what is unfolding during daylight. Nkhanga zaona basi

  12. Kenkkk says:

    Analyst, you are just showing all your tribalistic hated and umbuli. I doubt very much that northerners would have flocked to the south had their region been given the same economic power and development like the other two regions.

    Why should we leave our region if it had all that we want? We love our region dearly but we have to go south for pure economic reasons. For that reason we develop our villages while earning money in the south.

    Actually the south leadership is deliberately not developing the north because by doing so it may lose all the north intelligentsia which is actually running the country in the background in all institutions. Then the south will.be in deep trouble. The north has the most highly skilled work force in the country.

    Eventually the north will take its survival action and we will see how you southerners will cope as things begin to change. They will change believe me or not.

    1. The Analyst says:

      You Ken are a sorry n strange lot indeed! How does the economic opportunity come to be given to the north when the people who could otherwise have developed the north all flock to the south or the centre?? Can’t you see you are not making sense?

      You watch as your people flock to help develop the centre and the south and later on complain that nobody is developing the north? Are you of sound mind?

      Indeed emotional outburst voids the mind of reason!

      1. Kenkkk says:

        You don’t understand my argument mr Analyst. The issue here is why are they flocking to the south or centre? I explained to you very clearly. To reverse the argument, why are the people from centre and south not flocking to the north?

        You also talk as if the people of the south made developments there on their own using their own money.

        Analyst, I think we have to agree to disagree on some issues.

        1. The Analyst says:

          Modus vivendi, they call it. Lets disagree but live as a people of one Malawi, the welfare of which, we both care!!

  13. MCP MEMBER says:

    No development in the north, inu muzidya fedalism and qota system kkkkkkkkkk. ambwenumbwenu inu mesa mumamuombera mmanja wankulu mutu ngati bambo wake uja Chihana ndi kambusa kosokoneza ka Mzomera kuti you need nothing but feudalism

  14. Clement says:

    Shame to barbaric journalism in Malawi. The journalist always give us quarter baked cakes failing to differentiate dollars and kwachas. What a shame? For the northerners, the govt has line up Karonga stadium, mbombela university and there is a road to be constructed in Rumphi to you it means nothing? The problem with you you needs everything to be for you.

  15. John says:

    AGALU AKUMPOTO NDIOSAYAMIKA. JUST IMAGINE KARONGA CHITIPA, RESERVE BANK, NKHATABAY HOSPITAL, GRAIN RESERVES, MOMBERA UNIVERSITY, RUMPHI LIVINGSTONIA RD, JENDA EMBANGWENI ROAD, JENDA GROWTH CENTRE, EZONDWENI ROAD, MZIMBA KAFUKULE ROAD, NTHALIRE GROWTH CENTRE. ALL THESE DEVELOPMENTS HAPPENING LAST FIVE YEARS. WHAT ELSE DO THEY WANT? YOU CAN BREAK YOUR NORTH IF YOU WANT.

  16. stanley says:

    an empty tin makes alot of noise

  17. zandile says:

    Analyst, you are just useless. U don’t even suit the name analyst. Northerners flock to the Southern and Central regions ecause that is where economic opportunities are. The economic disparities have brought about because of government policy. That is why northerners want federal gove rnment. You are useless.

    1. The Analyst says:

      Zandile, emotional outbursts void the mind of reason! You shoud desist from it!

      You have observed that the southern and the central regions are where economic opportunities are! Dont you think therefore they are also the right places to invest more so as to effectively and efficiently exploit such opporttunities?

      If you clear your mind of the emotional outburst and begin to reason propely you will quickly realise that your observation is wrong!

      Through where do cars from Japan see themselves to the southern or central part of Malawi? The North, ofcourse! Which part of Malawi covers the largest part of lake Malawi? The answer is the same. Further, if economic opportunities are in the South and Centre then how do you guys in the North survive? Can’t you see that you are not making sense here?

      Wise up dude!

  18. mema says:

    northerners let us get united and come up with one stand that may be beneficial to us

  19. The Analyst says:

    Moreover, how do you start a battle and hide your face (instructing Nyasatimes not to reveal your identity)? Cowards do not win battles – coz cowards die even before the battle begins. You need to wear the face of a savage like Mzomera Ngwira’s face and look at the media in the eye n then make noise! This is how voices are heard! You cant send a voice without a face! Are you a ghost? Even Nachipanti could reveal his face! Do you want any sane person to respond to claims from a ghost? Sober up dude?

    The main problem with the North is that all the creme de la creme (the brains) of the north relocate to the centre or the south and settle – they are working, building mansions, doing successful businesses, thieving around (e.g. Kasambara) e.t.c. As such, they too would want to benefit from these projects.

    This therefore is a lost battle because your own kinsmen will fight against you n you are a coward (for hiding your identity).

  20. Katakwe says:

    I don’t see it worth to meet if the projects are just 1.3 million dollars as per the Pius Nyondo.

  21. Bullshit says:

    I don’t know how much this is: K1.3 million dollars? Mr Nyondo, can you please tell us the real figure as i have never seen any currency with this sign K$ in Malawi

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