Aford MP tables federalism motion, says Mutharika subscribes to the narrative

Mzimba North legislator Yeremiah Chihana (Alliance for Democracy-Aford)  on Thursday  tabled  a motion proposing the introduction of a federal system of government in the country  to bring sanity by ending issues of nepotism, tribalism and worsening corruption.

Yeremiah Chihana:  Tables federalism motion

Chihana said  national resources are not distributed equally , saying he was pleased his private member’s bill is referred to the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament to be  scrutinised and that he has support even from ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“Some DPP members have been sending me messages to encourage me and support the motion,” claimed Chihana.

However, tempers flared in the House over the motion, with  Mulanje Bale MP Victor Musowa  who observed that  Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua  moved the  similar motion last year, but it was only supported by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which has been out of the government since May 1994.

He said the motion comes every five years and described it as a sign of electoral defeats.

But Chihana ironically kept on referring Musowa in his motion which drew the wrath from the DPP vocal legislator.

“If there are people he can mess about in this House , then not me,” charged Musowa.

Cabinet minister and member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhata Bay Central wondered why most people supporting are from the  Northern Region.

In his concluding remarks, Chihana said President Mutharika subscribes to federalism narrative.

In 2006, President Peter Mutharika, then a professor of international law at Washington University School of Law in the United States of America, proposed federalism as a solution to address the issue of national unity.

He expressed his sentiments in his remarks at the National Constitutional Review Conference in Lilongwe held from March 28 to 31 2006 in a paper titled Towards a More Manageable Constitution.

Mutharika, in his paper, observed that 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 establishing one federal territory.

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Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Kodi paja AFORD ndi chani mwina ndaiwala????

Gogo
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Gogo

FEDERAL BASI,!!! NO REVERSE,,.

Piper
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Piper

Corrupt people are running scared of this. No wonder they are using intimidating tactics in the house to stop people from talking at all. If you weren’t corrupt Musowa, you wouldn’t be scared but obviously you are a crook hence scared of federalism ! Usowa ndiwe Musowa ! Uyisovenge…

Nalingula
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Nalingula

That’s the Way to go …What system of Government are we Using Now? Democracy or Tribalcracy….Let’s not wait for Something Bad to Happen…Mr Vuwa if you Read the History of Minorities in any country …They dominate Certain sectors eg Sports,education,business etc WHEN deliberate policies are put in Place to Frustrate Minorities so that they Feel Your Political Power …They Demand Political Power …that’s when your Hear about Demands for Autonomy…Federation is not a Bad Idea if it works in South Africa,Nigeria ,America where the Pulofesa of the Party that has Divided Malawians came from …it can work here .Kuti mukamatoba… Read more »

Doba Doba
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Atumbuka zitsilu ndi anzanu ovala
MASAKAWO

Charie
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Charie

Nkhani ndiyo joiner boma palibe za nepotism vuwa kaunda ndi wakumwera,goodall gondwe ndiwakumwera, nkhani ndiyoti mulibe fundo zolandira boma.a zanu timkawavatu ife kut adzathetsa subsidy mmalo mowonjezera just join DPP basi

Peace
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Peace

Comparing Malawi to Nigeria’s conflict resolution is misplacing facts. Geographically and even demographically including attainment of financial resources, the two countries are worlds apart.
Tiny Malawi does not need federation. Even the previous Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland comprised of 3 countries. Atumbuka kukula mtima ngati nkono wa bulandi!

Chipalamandule
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Chipalamandule

Musowa cannot match Chihana. He is not educated at all. Amangodziwa kusamala ana olumala basi. Nothing else

FRED LOCKS
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WE rally behind that move

Mr Truth Pains
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Federal government basi nawo Ochewa awone zawo, wo Tumbuka awone zawo and Lomwes as well

Nyondo
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Uku ndekusamvetsa ko that is not the way it works there is nothing about who is who it is the system of Government not constitution ya chipan ayi

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