Disagreements have resurfaced between Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Parliamentarian for Mzimba Solola, Jacob Hara and Inkosi Ya Makosi Mbelwa V on the call to have Mzimba District divided into three sections.
Mzimba is the largest district in Malawi and according to Hara, this is affecting development hence the need to have the district split.
Hara said the split will help in easy disbursement and monitoring of developmental projects.
But Mbelwa has turned down Hara’s assertions and thinks otherwise.
Mbelwa says splitting Mzimba into three districts will rather derail and disturb several incomes the district currently sources.
Some few years ago, a pressure group was formed in Lilongwe calling itself Friends of Mabulabo which again called upon the government to split Mzimba into four districts, saying the Northern Region district is being denied development because of its vastness.
But the then chief late Inkosi ya Makosi Mbelwa IV while saying he was never against the splitting of Mzimba, said he did not subscribe to the reasons being advanced for the move.
Other commentators also said dividing Mzimba will bring so many complications.
Mkhosi Jere, the eldest son of the late Mbelwa IV was enthroned king early this year.