Malawi govt condemns federalism proponents for intolerance

Information minister Jappie Mhango has asked proponents of federalism to accept that Malawians have rejected the system and move on.

Jappie Mhango: The issue of federalism should be buried now
Jappie Mhango: The issue of federalism should be buried now

Mhango said this after Dr. Bina Shaba, one of the proponents of federalism claimed the government influenced the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to come up with what he described as doctored survey results.

But Mhango said this was strange.

“How can government influence PAC? The President told Malawians to debate on the matter. PAC is a credible organisation,” said Mhango.

He said proponents of federalism should concede defeat and accept the result.

The PAC survey shows 64 percent of Malawians rejected federalism but proponets of the system have called PAC all sorts of names including incompetency.

The proponents of the system have now called for a referendum but the government says the issue is now gone and closed.

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tan'gatan'ga
tan'gatan'ga
5 years ago

PAC has no Constitutional mandate to say anything on the issue of Federalism. IT CAN ONLY MAKE AN OPINION. AS A DEMOCRACY, LET THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH AND CENTRE VOTE IN A REFERENDUM. Why is DPP SO AFRAID IF IT BELIEVES THAT THE NORTH DOES NOT WANT A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

Mlomwe
Mlomwe
5 years ago

Federalism is still existing.Have you done refferendum and when was it?Jappie tithana nawe mu 2019 ukudziwa kale kuti ukatero wachocha mwana mpoto akudyesa bazi eti.DPP is so sensitive is using Northerners to answer for the Northen issues forgetting that it is killing them for the next term.We are watching,listening but don’t think we are fools to create Federalism mind you that Northerners never forget the stupidity of the government.For instance ask Goodall ,and Peter mwanza.We are against quota system,segregation,discrimination,tribalism,regionalism by which DPP has created and of which it is doing

Bandawe
Bandawe
5 years ago

Japie Mhango, I would suggest that you probably need to leave the space of people to engage into this debate. By virtue of being a Minister, in my view it doe s not mean you have the liberty and the authority to do it. Can I suggest that those of us Malawian who are on the other side of the debate opposite to where you are need to be given time to debate it they way they want. On the other hand you need to look at who and these proponents are firmly pressing for it (that is if you… Read more »

bamusi
bamusi
5 years ago

For what?

dee kay
dee kay
5 years ago

Federalism does not mean intolerance. I guess there is general ignorance in DPP camp on what federalism is.

Temwani Musopole
Temwani Musopole
5 years ago

Shaws, Msowoya, Msiska, Thawe, Nthakomwa, do they represent national or regional interest? By number of regions, that’s a third and by population, they’re incognito hence closed and buried!

Chinyama Phiri
5 years ago

PAC did a survey but a referendum need to take place asking the people of the north and the central region if the are happy without federal state? if you get the results the the issue is buried, don’t just stop with PAC no!; do as other countries do allow the thing to happen

Njalayamalamuchiuno
Njalayamalamuchiuno
5 years ago

It is dangerous to postpone resolution of a National issue by claiming to have conducted a survey. It is like putting a lid on a boiling pot as one day it will certainly explode. In the first place, the citizens were supposed to be sensitised on the subject. Was this done? If not, then the so called survey was premature and therefore null and void. Politicians should be courageous and never fear their own shadows,

Walks-By-Night
Walks-By-Night
5 years ago

Mtumbuka ! Atumbuka ! KaMtumbuka ! Vatumbuka ! Ha !
Kodi mdatani ngawa inu mchifu
kwa adakulenga wochepa. Uvuta
ngati gaga wa m’chewere bwanji?

Tonde
Tonde
5 years ago

Why don’t these stupid tumbukas advocate for cessation of the dead north. I will support that coz agalu amenewa andikwana ine. Asaaaaaa

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