Malawi to go federal by 2019 –MP Chihana

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enock Chakufwa Chihana, MP has said Malawi will adopt federal system of government by 2019, adding that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) resistance will not hamper the pursuit.

Chihana: Federal system is now needed in Malawi

Chihana: Federal system is now needed in Malawi

Chihana, also legislator for Rumphi Central, told Nyasa Times that the DPP government’s endeavours to delay federalism will not stop it from being adopted .

“They’re showing resistance to adopt the system; but, let me challenge them that the federal system will be implemented,” said Chihana adding that “the DPP government will not go beyond 2019.”

Malawians, he said, were fed up with the “now unpopular unitary current system of government.”

During the many tours to the north, President Peter Mutharika has emphasized on the need for the people to discuss the matter over thoroughly.

A horde of pressure groups have mushroomed since the propagation of the issue by legislator Rev. Christopher Mzomera Ngwira in parliament early in 2014.

In 2014 feathers were ruffled when Vuwa Kaunda, presidential adviser on National Unity and Parliamentary Affairs, gave money hand-outs to several chiefs in the north during ‘shady’ visits. It was alleged that Kaunda’s hand-outs were poised to seduce the chiefs to speak against federalism.

“They may bribe the chiefs but that will not stop people from expressing their views on the matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, Aford has said that it will embark on massive sensitization campaigns on the system across the northern region to enable people have adequate knowledge about federalism and make informed decisions on the matter.

“We shall start with the north and proceed to the central and southern regions,” Chihana said. “Most of our colleagues (parliamentarians) in the central region also support the idea and that is very encouraging.”

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Mwanna
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Away with your stupid federation Chihana

Francis
Guest

you are a lier who will vote come referendum? South or Central can voice for North, If North want some autonomous those will be for the people of North. Only Citizens in the North will vote come referendum. If you dont know know this from today. This why stay a way with you population minority can not suffer because some tribes are in majority.In a federal state things will completely change.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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WHY HAVE YOU ONLY MENTIONED: THE NORTH, CENTRE, SOUTH, WHERE IS EASTERN REGION AND WHAT ABOUT THE LAKES IN MALAWI———–OK . DO NOT JUST CHEAT PEOPLE @ AFORD INATHA NGATI MAKATANI, INAMEZEDWA NDI UDF, DPP, PP AND TO-DAY AGAIN DPP.

inkosi
Guest

U dnt own Malawians……
u were completely quite when u were in GVT…..

Mwana wa Analiyera
Guest

Kodi a Chihana muli m’boma, muli anduna munapangapo chani choti Northern Region ithandizike. Munangokhala chete ngati akukumetani lero ndiye mukuwanamiza anthu kuti chani. You should be the last person to talk about federalism. Let others do it and not you. Shupiti.

Dziko
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I think these people countering federalism can also go to South Africa and tell South Africans that federalism is bad. You will see a gun pompopompo. Kungoti a Malawi tazolowera umphawi.Anthu a kummwera do not want to lose what they are calling ‘kulamulira’….kikikikiki to that word.Kulamulira kopititsa dziko kumbuyo..anyway,let us continue. Federalism is only there to develop dera laling’ono.You mark boundaries kuti ndalama ikafika kuno idzigwira ntchito konkuno,osati kupita kaye ku Capital Hill ndikukangopereka ma allowance kwa anthu opita kukafalitsa uthenga ophika madzi tisanamwe kumidzi.Federalism entails that people plan their own development at district and regional level and implement that,… Read more »
saidi
Guest

Gentle , I support the idea without regards to tribes . Look ,Our country is ranked the poorest in the world – To me partly this is a result of the unitory system which we have depended on for the past 50 years . I think it is worthwhile changing the system and see what happens . Otherwise it is only foolish people who do the same things and expect change !!! what do you think guys

Keyala
Guest

Koma guys,dont we know kuti federalism is the only way to take Malawi out of the dire poverty that we are in?Malawi is the poorest country on earth,now with the decentralization that federalism brings in,like ndalama ikapangidwa ku mmwera idzitukula kummwera konko,a short distance chabe,other than kumapita kumpoto is something that as a nation we need to develop?ITS NOTABOUT KULAMULA,ITS ABOUT DEVELOPING MOTHER MALAWI TO THE LEVEL BEST.Countries like South Africa use federalism,is it not a very developed country?Heee?Mbuzi za kummwera ndi pakati?Malawi was never destined to be poor you brutes.

Kanyimbi
Guest

Mr Chihana has nothing to offer to Malawians. He doesn’t know that any major change needs referendum of which the northerners can not win. He must know that there is a saying that says “If you can’t beat them join them”. Just be part of Malawi and share the rotten pieces.

ulendowu ndi watonse
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feudalism is a good system of government on its own but your comments are misleading people .

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