‘Chewalisation’ of Malawi top jobs, public service retrogressive as Chewa grouping calls for CVs

In a move many have described as retrogressive, the Chewa Heritage Foundation (CHEFO) on Friday courted controversy when  announced it will compile an inventory of all skilled and professional Chewa people with various academic and vocational qualifications to push for   “Chewalisation” of the public service and public appointments.

Chewa people: Its their turn 

According to a statement signed by CHEFO secretary general Dr Numeri Geresomo, the move is aimed at strengthening CHEFO and serve the Chewa nation better.

But critics  accused President Lazarus Chakwera’s administration of favouring his Chewa tribe, a move which the CHEFO wants to accelerate.

“We therefore appeal to the general public to assist in identifying such people and forward their curriculum vitae or particulars such as sex, name, highest qualification, experience and any other information that one may consider necessary to share,” reads the CHEFO statement.

But after the move received backlash on social media, the Chewa heritage made a tactical withdraw of the statement.

Private practice lawyer Bright Theu condemned the  move by the Chewa heritage in his post on Facebook.

Theu wrote: “The primitivity and backwardness is too deep rooted. Not even formal education up to the highest level can redeem those who are wired with this vice. Things are tolerable in this country thanks to the effort of much fewer individuals. The majority have this primitive socialisation to  self identify by tribe and that’s what matters the most to them.

“And we have wasted valuable time as a country fighting hordes of tribal ingrates trying to attain hegemony by seizing political power and using the state machinery to further their disgusting proclivities for tribal dominance. Retrogrades. Somehow they find their way to state power!”

Critics query that as it was during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime when all key positions in government were being held by people from the Lhomwe Belt—where former president Peter Mutharika also comes from. The trend, is becoming the same for ‘Chewalisation’ under Chakwera government diluting the whole essence of national meritocracy— doing things on merit.

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Local Lawyer
Local Lawyer
5 months ago

The list are as follows

Chimwendo NKhoma , Chimimba Nkhoma,Chidzanja Nkhoma,Matako Nkhoma,Chisisi Nkhoma

MLOMWE Original
MLOMWE Original
5 months ago

Kodi Ife a UTM tinangojiya eti?

Zikomo KU KONGERESI ko Ife ndi CHILIMA tinali opusa kujiya MALAWI yonse.

Ndiye pano mukuti muzilembana ntchito nokhanokha.

Okey.

Timaziwa kuti CHILIMA si opusa.

Nanga ATUMBUKA nawonso anali zitsiru?

Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
5 months ago

I dont see anything wrong in recording names of Chewa. We provide this information to Police and other Government depts including during completion of forms for job applications. Those who vomited rubbish against the mighty tribe before hearing the other must rethink. We will go ahead with the tribal census and we are not forcing you to join. You can do your own. Ours is meant to unite us. A friend of mine attended an interview Mzuzu in a Government dept. He heard interviewers telling each other in Tumbuka saying this Chewa just wasted his time coming. Why didnt u… Read more »

the chewa vomit
the chewa vomit
5 months ago

mighty tribe. . KKKKKKKKKK. This is the vomit

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
5 months ago

It’s astounding how seemingly educated people can spew such rubbish and hate sentiments on social media. The author, Judith Moyo, compiled the story without cross-checking with the purported authors of the controversial memo. And people with brains like mosquitoes go to town on us Chewas as if that is true. Shame on the author, shame on all those who have written hate statements against Chewas and any other ethnic group in Malawi. There is no tribe that has a monopoly of intellect, as a matter of fact, every tribe has men and women with exceptional intellect. So let’s stop this… Read more »

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

If the aim of Chewslisation story was to test the waters and cause confusion, then he has succeeded, judging from the passionate and emotional contributions from the warped minds of some readers, more especially the Lhomwes who have been the target in recent years.
Fortunately the story was fake as the rebranded MCP in liaison with other Alliance members cannot condone such nonsense

Nyusesi
5 months ago

Guys, it is alleged that Kamuzu Academy and another international school in Blantyre are still open and teaching is continuing despite the directive to close. How true is this? Nafensotu ndiye titsegula ma private school athuwa!!!!

Zenith
5 months ago

Go CHEFO! Go!. Viva CHEFO! Viva. Long live CHEFO!.Long live! No need to apologies.

Ken
Ken
5 months ago

Unity is power. A divided nation cannot stand. Fellow Malawians lets embrace cultural diversity but at the same time we should stay away from tribalism and nepotism. For so long we have been a peaceful nation. Lets consider peace as our assert. We cannot afford to have a country where selected tribes should be employed in civil service because of selfish gains. We are one Malawi.

Nyusesi
5 months ago
Reply to  Ken

Iwe ndiwe Mulomwe wanzeru ngati one. What chewas are doing in government is shameful. Let all tribes work in government…..not chewas alone.

Zio ine
Zio ine
5 months ago

Most chewas are uneducated hence they dont have chance to work in the private sector. If you find one in the public sector they are useless and they do things which are very boring. Just check with top officials like zangazanga chikhosi the guy is useless and stupid. In fact instead of correcting things in the civil service he has actually destroyed them. He is busy creating positions for his stupid guluwankulu dancers like Bendulo.

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
5 months ago

Nepotism at its best

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