Civic Education on Federalism has been launched in the southern part of Malawi in order to debate federalism among the people in the region on whether the country is ready to embrace the system or not.
Chairperson for the Forum, Morgan Chirombo said Thursday in the commercial city of Blantyre that they want people to debate federalism for them to have informed choice.
“We want to educate communities through extensive debates because we feel the grassroots need to fully understand federalism,” he said.
According to him, a recent baseline survey indicates that most people who oppose or support federalism cannot explain why they want it or not.
Recently, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) a forum for different denominations in the country called for the country to debate the issue on whether Malawi should embrace a federal system of government or not.
PAC Publicity Secretary Father Peter Mulomole said the body has revived the debate on whether the country is ready to embrace federalism or not.
He said the consultation meetings will happen in the three regions of the country to seek an understanding of the matter from citizens.
Father Mulomole emphasised that federalism debate cannot just be overlooked as it has special interest groups who would want the system in place.
“People thought that we have abandoned the federalism debate but let me assure you that its not about PAC but national issue”, said Father Mulomole.
He clarified that the current stage PAC is not advocating for implementation but analysing the citizens understanding of the system.
There have been strong discontent of the system from government authorities who feel that the proponents of the system wants to derail government operations.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :