Vuwa attacks Malawi federalism calls

President Peter Mutharika’s adviser on national unity and parliamentary affairs Symon Vuwa-Kaunda, who is also leading the presidential campaign against federalism  calls, has asked people in the North Malawi to promote unity and reject division.

Vuwa Kaunda, who recently  engaged chiefs in the Northern Region to give their stand on calls to have a federal system of government, said the north should lead in promoting positive change rather than what he called  needless separation.

He was  speaking on behalf of the President  in Rumphi on Saturday when the Tumbuka ethnic group celebrated the  Gonapamuhanya .

Vuwa Kaunda: Don't support federalism

Vuwa Kaunda: Don’t support federalism

“We need to be united as one country,” said the presidential adviser.

“ If one says ‘let’s unite, forgive each other and be one person,’ is such a person bad? But if one says ‘let’s fight,’ is such a person good? Let’s all move in unity because that’s when we can develop,” he said.

During   Gonapamuhanya, the Tumbuka commemorate the first Chikulamayembe named Gonapamuhanya who settled at Bolero in Rumphi where the Chikulamayembe chieftaincy is today.

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC)  has since  encouraged debate on federalism, saying the “destiny of this country is in the hands of Malawians themselves. What can be done is to constructively promote debate on issues of national importance.”

The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has said the push for federalism should be national.

But President Mutharika has been dismissing such calls as unnecessary and he is  through his aide Kaunda, persuading chefs in campaigning against federal government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units such as states or provinces,.

In Europe, most countries run federal system of government  while in Africa, federal system of government is practised in some countries including South Africa and Nigeria.

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54 thoughts on “Vuwa attacks Malawi federalism calls”

  1. vigour says:

    Atumbuka mwamanga nyumba zabwinoo ku mwera kwanu kunthalire kulibe nyumba mukufuna Ine wakumwera ndikakumangireni nyumba

  2. Vyachalo says:

    Central region we are also ready for federal government. But it need civic education, expecial to rural areas. Villigers out there do not know. Kamuzu said stupid federation. Now it will not be a stupid federation because we are already in multiparty system

  3. LET MALAWIANS CHOOSE AND NOT VUWA TO POINT OUT——– NOOOOOOOO.

    THAT IS CORRUPTION MR PRESIDENT, VUWA IS MISLEADING YOU, YOU DONOT KNOW VUWA SYTLE.

  4. Tate Wa Ziphuphu says:

    Mr Vuwa Kaunda is mfundoless,say facts and not “People of the Northern Region promote Unity and don’t divide this country”

    Noone is dividing Malawi,as far as we have Different Cultural Beliefs,Different Political Affliations,Districts,Regions,male and females is a clear indication that we are divided…

    In the beginning God created Adam and breathed in him air…He created Adam and later on he made Eve by the Ribs of Adam to make Adam happy…

    To make Adam happy means development…Malawi has been in Independence for 50 Years but it has failed to develop due to Corruption,nepotism amidst Natural Resources and lack of commitment to Good Governance…

    Federalism is suitable for the governance of a Country with a lot of cultures and tribes because can unite all the people with development under the theme National Building…National Building stands for everybody to take part in Developing the Nation…With Federalism people will elect leaders whom they want,corrupt and lazy officials are easily identified and delt with… In Federalism there is no recycle of corrupt Individuals…Provinces will have their own provincial budgets for development, tourism,agriculture,education, health is promoted.For Example the provincial government in Kwa Zulu Natal,South Africa is educating pupils in tourism and wildlife to make them understand the wildlife and tourism industries…Some of these pupils will work in tourism and wildlife,some of them will own some hotels and game researves in the future…KZN Government is the one providing income for the pupils to undergo these training!

    This is time to shape up Malawi…If we have Councellours is a good way to Federalism… Old thinking of Mr Vuwa Kaunda, Chief Kyungu of Karonga are the ones causing tensions in Malawi…Federalism promotes the Culture of the People and not sideline cultures as what we see in Unitary Government!

  5. MAMA says:

    Stand Alone # NO NO NO
    FEUDALIM # NO NO NO
    ABOLISH QUOTA SYSTEM # NO NO NO

    VOTE RECOUNT# NO NO NO

    STOP FIRING PEOPLE# NO NO NO

    CRACK DOWN CORRUPTION &

    CASHGATERS #NO NO NO !!

    OK LETS GO & BRIBE CHIEFS AND MEC JUDGES ; YES SIR YES SIR YeS SIR !!! MY GOD HAVE MERCY !!

    NO NO

    DEVELOP THE COUNTRY EWUALLY B# NO NO NO

    WAGES INCREASE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS # NO NO NO !

  6. It will be done,winaafapopa

  7. chatty man says:

    Let Malawians have there say like what Scotland did. Mr Vuwa this is not a one mans show, let Malawians decide.

  8. Valakudo says:

    Vuwa Kaunda must be doing w@ he is doing now under a spell. Don’t mind him. Federalism is de way 2 go now.

  9. george says:

    Malawi is Small country inu mukupanga Zakuti mugawe Dziko kodi simunkapanga nthawi ya JB bwanji mukumuona kupusa Tsogoleli wanuyu Malo moti muthandize boma kuti moyo wa A malawi upite pa tsogolo koma inu mugawikana muganizile kaye kuti dziko la malawi ndi la Ufulu

    1. okafe says:

      George, there are countries smallr than Malawi running Federal systems. I think Hon Msowoya is right to say “understand first b4 refusing.” Can’t u se the competition in provision of quality services by Water Boards? Federalism will impact similarly on our lives. Pliz conduct research and see the prosperity in federalism

  10. Weniweni says:

    A Vuwa you are a crook guy, we do not need you at all.

  11. fkr says:

    Vuwa you failed under bingu and again you are failing under his brother. Everytime you open your mouth lies erupt

  12. nkhata bay wake up says:

    Federalism should be for the whole Country not only for the people from the North because it is the fast way to develop the country,please brothers from South and Central let us fight the good fight together we should stop calling each other names, in the name of Jesus ,at the end we will win

  13. John Muchizi says:

    Vuwa its unfortunate you didnt go far enough with school despite coming from a region that takes great pride in being educated. I understand how difficult it is for you to appreciate federalism because you could be hearing it for the first time. Federalism sinkhondo its just a system of running governments like in the USA, SA and Nigeria. Iweyo have you ever heard kuti America is divided? We know you want to protect your job but do it ngati munthu oziwa and not like an ignorant.
    For your information Malawi will be more united under federalism than under this unitary posture. More citizens will be participate in political processes than they do today. There will be less apprehension towards national government than it is today. Ada Vuwa dont waste our taxes in allowances and other travel expenses like fuel for this useless crusade against federalism.

  14. Dyeratu says:

    After all does Vuwa kaunda put food on our table?Omvera Vuwa Kaunda ndiye nawenso uli ndi vutotu.

  15. PM says:

    The issue is selfishness of all past presidents has necessited the call for federilism. Am not for sessecion. But sefishness of most post-democracy leadres from the South has exhibited itsel in form of favouritism, nepotism, regionalism and cronysm, that is why there is call for regional or provincial management of development resources. Those who oppose only show their selfishness

  16. Nkhondomukaya says:

    Vuwa is an empty tin.

  17. David Mweso says:

    Federal system of government is the best way to go in Malawi

  18. Jelbin mk says:

    Vuwa is an insult to us northerners and Malawi as a whole,he is a development enemy because federation will address the unaddressed ever initiation of development in Malawi more over what has Malawi achieved so far as a unitary state? In stead we have the biggest number of people in diaspora around the world compared to our neighbours. If the government does not take this seriously it will be shocked to see that we revolt because in any democratic dispensation the state does not enforce its agendas on people but people only can decide on their fate.

  19. I have a dream says:

    The USA is a federal government. Is it divided? Don’t scare people. You’re the same people who said multiparty ndi nkhondo

  20. bryan says:

    Vuwa deserve nothing than to be killed, he is jst a foolish man I will see from North. Vuwa be careful, am serious; soon you will find urself lost. Am the first if not the second person to come and kill you. You are such a foolish man.

  21. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    Ada Chavuwa ntchivumba ukongwa nchimunthu cha. Cilekeni, asani chafika kunu kwidu chamhoyeka ndi kutukika ukongwa. Chimunthu chakugalukiya wena mpoto. Chayudasi nkhani. Ukhumbi uleki tatonga ndi khumba federal gvt.

  22. Manjawala says:

    If that one of the drives to develop malawi give it a chance.
    Cape town is one of the outstanding province in RSA bcz of this system. What are u afraid of peter? U know why.

  23. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    What buffles me is that ada Vuwa doesnt make comment on regionalistic and nepotisitic appointments by the president let alone the firing of officials in public offices from the north and centre. Is that your definition of the words unity and love ada? If there useless and heartless people in Malawi one such person is u Symon, remember how you supported the transfer of the construction of the new stadium frm LL to BT? Were it not for cardiac arrest on Bingu, your guess is as good as mine. Shame on u and your Peter, Mulungu akukanthani munya, muonanso!

  24. Mbanangwa says:

    I am glad that Kyungu has changed the tone! It is a positive development.

  25. Izo izo says:

    Vuwa kaunda akulimbikira kukana chifukwa wakhala pachinyezi. Usapusitse anzako

  26. Think Tank. says:

    Vuwa should concetrate on persuading Peter to leave the present policy of tribalism,regionalism ,nepotisim etc. The president is in full trottle to destroy this country. He did not hide that he would continue from where his brother left. Vuwa should join hands with his people on fighting for fair selection to Nkhata Bay Boys Secondary School. Vuwa should be accountable to many many projects in his constituency where they are not seen. This buffon should explain why he gave away project items to people instead of implimenting the project. vuwa should explain where he got his MSCE certificate with the name Chitedze ? Maneb or ACB you have failed to arrest this issue despite been told details. Finally,Vuwa should be arrested for corruption. Chiefs should shut up. Its none of their concern. They abundoned people centuries ago.

  27. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    The bush fire is burning , a point of no return , who ever thought that Frank Tumpala Mwenifumbo would support federalism among all the people in Malawi ?

    DPP is gone , no money , with money Framk Tumpala Mwenifumbo is for Federal system , it means he has smelt a rat . Mwenifumbo supports the government of the day since he became a politician but this time he is a matured person.

  28. Unity says:

    According to Kanyongolo (2014) Federalism is not a dirty word. From the real Prof. Malawi needs an educated debate. Agreed. Federalism is just a symptom of continued unlearned mistakes of the past which Mpesa Vuwa is part & parcel seem to ignore. Mutharika should invite proponents & opponents of Federalism hear their sides & settle for a referendum if necessary. Bingu called ALL educated Tumbukas as education cheaters including u Vuwa plus his own teacher Vincemt Gondwe brother to Badall Gondwe now minister Finance thus meaning all those Tumbukas educated even at Cambridge, Kamuzu Academy were cheaters. Was that unity? Peter appoints 90% Lomwe to important jobs, is that unity or Lomweism? Does it mean this country belongs to the Lomwes only? School me. Shame on Vuwa. Ask Chihana in the grave how the North treats Judas Iscariots, was a hero of democracy died nga Ntchindere

  29. Dada says:

    Vuwa is nothing but APM’s cheerleader, boot locker, a house-slave, when PM says Jumpp! Vuwa says how high sir!!!!!

  30. Unity says:

    The probldm here is that Mr Mpesa Vuwa has forgotten so soon the voters in his ward rejected because of being useless. Now is championing unity, where is unity in a country of quota system, tribalcray, nepotism & Lomweism? This country was forced to be a country by the British. Let share power even sessession is not bad where a president openly call the region education cheaters becoz he did go to university on merit but political appointment. U mean all those Tumbukas with Phds from foreign universities such as Oxford cheated? Shame on Vuwa osamwa mugonera. Philidephia!

  31. Japhy says:

    Thts also why thos countries r far away developed thn ths cursed nation of Malawi! The fact is tht, though we gt independent long tym ago! But bcoz of selfish pple lyk dog Kaunda is wht makes pple to dance in poverty while he n’ hs chidren r enjoying, for sure Malawi is small, bt why r thy failing to develop? Tht shit he is vomiting is bcoz he gt a big money frm presidnt! He DDP ws nt in power he should surpport it, anyway, we dnt knw tht cow, n’ no one listen to stupid minded lyk hm, federalism is gd

  32. Smart Nkhata says:

    Please Malawians let those who know how feferalism works educate people of the likes of Vuwa. It is a good system of govt admintratioon. Is there war is south africa ? To which school did Vuwa go & what did he study ? Some chiefs he is persuading are more educated than e is. Watch out !

  33. mpopoma says:

    Tamuwotchaso Ka nyumba kako Ka pa nkhatabay. Ukibaso Ku boma. Vuwa we warn you for the very last time. Federalism is the best way in Malawi.if you dare come back Ku karonga uzamuwera chala. We uzembile vuwa. Amahala ghako umpele n’nyalu.

  34. ma battery a mulhakho says:

    I PROPOSE WHEN VUWA KAUND DIES,HIS REMAINS BE CREMATED AND THE ASH BE USED TO BUILD A SEPTIC TANK!HE MAKES ME SICK

  35. Vuwa why u? U r jst an individual not the north,and i bet wth you even wthout u and you aides,this country will always be as long as there is God!

  36. here comes vuwa again repeating the same mistake he did when he supported the late muthalika while they tried to snatch the national stadium from the centre.ikatheka federal system uzidzapepesaso uvekele ndikhululukileni ndinkaganiza mopusa.why always you vuwa?after all against your own people???

  37. DO NOT FORGET THE ISSUE OF LAKE MALAWI HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED AND NOKHA A TUMBUKA YOU CAN DO NOTHING NDI TANZANIA SAMAKANI NGATI MUKUDANA NDI MUTHALIKA REMEMBER KUTI NAYE ADZACHOKA KOMA UKWATI UKATHA PAMAVUTA KUBWELELANASO

    1. johnM says:

      I do not think that Malawi can handle Tanzania either frankly speaking. If anything, the Lake issue will conclude with negotiations.

  38. here comes vuwa again just the same he did when he supported the late muthalika while they tried to snatch the national stadium from the centre.ikatheka federal system uzidzapepesaso uvekele ndikhululukileni ndinkaganiza mopusa.why always you vuwa?after all against your own people???

  39. Bongololo says:

    Vuwa Kaunda is the clear epitome of the house-slave mentality. He eats well and lives good and loves his master Peter more than his master loves him. When his master says jump, he jumps high and will do anything regardless of the plight of the rest of us. Go and fist yourself Vuwa Kaunda you dirty whore! Federalism is here to stay.

  40. Hehede says:

    Vuwa alije mahara. He is being used Mutharika. The mood among northerners and from central region is for federal state.

  41. BAULENI says:

    You dont Own People mr man /do you ??? Respect and honour their views please !! d

  42. Mnganya says:

    A vuwa amakunamizani ndani that you have influence in the north. Badwani

  43. Don Chigwe says:

    Mr Vuwa Kaunda do not fight a useless war. Federalism is part of democracy. You cannot expect to say Malawi is a democracy when power is in the hands of few people. It is about power to the people not power to leaders. You are wasting your time as this is a referendum issue.

  44. tell us more says:

    vuwa you are disgrace to the northern people. Once everything is done; you have no place

  45. ujeni says:

    Vuwa go tell Americans that Federal govt is bad or selfish but they should have a system like in Malawi where even a foot path in Milanje construction is done by approval if central govt in Lilongwe

  46. kadamanja says:

    DOES VUWA KAUNDA UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF FEDERALISM? VUWA MUST BE STUPID HEE!, WHO SAID WE SHOULD FIGHT HERE? WHOM SHOULD WE FORGIVE HERE? 100% OF SCHOOL KIDS FROM SOUTH GOING TO NKHATABAY SEC AND NOT HIS BROTHERS KIDS. VUWA, WHATS UR FUCKING PROBLEM? WE CANT ACCEPT WHAT EVER HITLER PETER WA MATHANYULA MUNTHALIKA IS DOING TO US NORTHERNERS. VUWA WATCH OUT WE WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU. CHIRYEZI ICHI!!!

  47. Patriot says:

    Vuwa tikuphunzitseko pang’ono osati nzeru za mbuzi ukukamba apazi.
    Federalism is a system of government in which entities such as
    states or provinces share power with a national government. The
    United States government functions according to the principles of
    federalism.

    Osazuzula DPP posankha alomwe okhaokha ku Nkhatabay Secondary School bwanji? Chipani cha nepotism icho.
    nepotism : the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

  48. Dadaboma says:

    Vuwa, federation does not mean division of a country. On the other hand secession, which will come if calls for federation are not heeded, means the end of Malawi in the current form. How long should we say this for you to understand. Has DPP’s money deafened your ears? You are really stupid.

  49. BIWI says:

    MUKUKANA FEUDALISM MUFUNA MUZITIBERA AGALU INU ZANU ZIKUYENDA ANTHU AKULIRA INUYO MUKUMWA MA CREAM WINE MULI PHEEEE !!!

  50. Yobe boo says:

    vuwa nosoni kukamba uzereza apa. kumulomu ngawarya mavi. choka vumbwa, ndalama zikupatuliskengi ndi abali wako. ukhumbi uleki, isi federalsim yichitikenge soni mawaliya wekha wamuja kwa alomwe.

  51. makito says:

    Vuwa Kaunda. I knew him as a shrewed draft player at city centre. People who did not have resources to buy lunch and others who just loved the game, used to spend the lunch hour near MCA offices/classrooms at Capital house. Then he opened his auction house for anything goes at Biwi, and then became an MP, Minister, now advisor. He is kind of empty intellectually but a survivor and shrewed.

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