Lake Malawi now negotiable on resource sharing: Tanzania and Malawi

Mediators in the ownership wrangle of Lake Malawi have proposed a resource-sharing agreement between Malawi and Tanzania governments.

Chaponda:  We will find out from the meeting

Chaponda: We will find out from the meeting

The two countries will discuss the proposal as the mediators believe that economic integration is the solution on the matter.

The move was proposed by the two former heads of state meditating the dispute, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chisano and former South African president Thabo Mbeki during the last African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Malawi’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister George Chaponda confirmed the development but said the decision does not mean government has changed its stance on ownership of the lake.

He said Malawi and Tanzania technocrats have been told to “do their homework on the issue and come
up with a way forward.”

Chaponda said the stand of President Peter Mutharika is that Lake Malawi is “non negotiable” but government need to “find out if Tanzania has abandoned their claim to the Lake.”

He said Malawi will seek clarification during the yet to be scheduled meeting of the technocrats.

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Eliam k
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Eliam k

Sharing of what

dadaboma
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dadaboma

There is no way the whole northern lake Malawi can belong to Malawi alone. No country in the world with a trans-boundary resource has the resource all by itself. It appears Malawi has to be taught a lesson of sharing resources with others without greed. If Malawi insists on greed, then the border between TZ and MW will be made to shift from Songwe to Jenda i.e. the whole northern Malawi will be annexed to TZ and northern Malawians are ready to side with TZ on this move.

Proff. Centvinnie
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Proff. Centvinnie

Nyanja ndi ya a Malawi osati taifas. if they want to use it, they have to seek permission from us in formal communication. Otherise APM should not allow such negociatins in favour of taifas sharing resources with us.

peter
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peter

malawi owns de entire lake tzanians be people of love God z seeing ok ? Am from zambia

Nicholaus Mbwambo
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Nicholaus Mbwambo

It is only human beigns who talk of boundaries because of self. The acqua creatures in the lake do not have any limit to enjoy the natural resources in the lake.
How I wish we comply to nature!!

James
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James

By no means, Malawi will bar Tz to share the lake. It is only wisdom of our leaders will sort out this problem. Although Tanzania has a massive land including big lakes in Africa, if the allow Malawi to a tune of 100% ownership of the lake then they have to request to use water of the lake from Malawi which is next to impossible.

Population in Manda or Mbamba bay for example their main source of livelihood is lake, how can you restrict such a population from accessing the lake?

Kwasakwasa
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Kwasakwasa

@ 13 John – Nyasatimes does not prohibit writing/commenting in vernacular. Please spare us the bad English next time by expressing your views in Yao or Lomwe because it seems you are either from these two tribes. Sukulu za Kwacha zilipo you can enroll to start writing better English.

Kwasakwasa
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Kwasakwasa

why sharing of resources when the lake is entirely Malawian? Does Tanzania not have its own resources? Sitiimva, the resources on Lake Malawi belong to Malawians, period. Mapeto ake Mozambique will also want to share resources. Ife tikupanga benefit ku ma resources a TZ?

dr bakha
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dr bakha

this shows that the taifas are greedy.malawi is a small country aready.tanzania is a very big country as compared to malawi but you still want to rob from us our only lake.learn to love others you taifas.

MBACHI
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MBACHI

Comment…PETER DO NOT ACCEPT THAT. THE LAKE BELONGS TO MALAWIANS THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED LAKE MALAWI. WE ARE READY TO DIE FOR IT.

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