MCP proposes federism in Malawi : PAC to facilitate debate

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) made a proposal for federalism to the Public Affairs Committee (PAC)  and the grouping has said it will facilitate debate on subject.

Executive director Robert Phiri said disclosed that PAC received proposals on federalism from main opposition MCP months ago .

“The ideas on federalism have been channeleld to PAC executive committees and trustees. The board has not taken any position,” Phiri  told Nation on Sunday.

MCP president Lazarous Chakwera:  Let's try federal system

MCP president Lazarous Chakwera: Let’s try federal system

PAC has encouraged debate on federalism, saying the “destiny of this country is in the hands of Malawians themselves. What can be done is to constructively promote debate on issues of national importance.”

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila confirmed the party engaged PAC on the federal system of government and asked the religious body to facilitate a debate.

First MCP lawmaker on record to back the calls for federism in National Assembly was Alekeni Menyani.

Last week  MP for Kasungu East Madalitso Kazombo contributing to the 2014/15 debate started advocating for a federal government for the Central Region.

He was heckled by MPs from the government side, mostly from South Malawi, but Kazombo refused to be stampeded and made his points clear.

“When we speak like this, it means it pains us. It pains us to see Kapyanga area with a population of 4 000 people, but it has no health centre,” Kazombo said

First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje warned MPs against bringing “controversial issues which will bring disorder in the House.”

Meanwhile, the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has said the push for federalism should be national.

But President Peter Mutharika has been dismissing such calls as unnecessary . The President has since dispatched his aides to lure traditional leaders in campaigning against federal government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units such as states or provinces.

In Europe, most countries run federal system of government  while in Africa, federal system of government is practised in some countries including South Africa and Nigeria.

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munthu woganiza

Koma fedilo ndiye wabwera booooo kaya ena ndi Peter wanuyo mukane. Koma ife ndi konko, paja aliyese mumalawi muno akuziwa kuti inu ku south simunayambe mwayambisapo kanthu kanzeru zonse timayambisa ndife ma north ndi ma central inu munazolowera kudyela pamitu pathu koma sono muona munya

Innocent masamba

Musati pusitse ndi dyera lanu andale inu mudalikuti.Chilipo pano ndkulimbikira kutumikira anthu mowopa Mulungu kuti 2019 adzakusakheni pamipando mukuyifunayo.Mukufuna kuchitawo ndmpatuko kuti tokhatokha tidzipatukana mudziwe mukudzala chivundi mudzakoloraso chivundichomwecho.Nganizani bwino.



Tobby Elefunt

FEDERALISM yomweyo kuti wawawa ….! y u idiots opose dis gud idea whch will ensure equal distribution of development without any form ov opression…u wicked southerners dis tym mwagwanayo sitilola ife ma noth ndi ma centres tigwirana manja till we make dis a reality muonanso kaya ndi blood shed sitiopa

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owooooo tiyeni nazo ena ati sessetion ena ati federism koma inu mufwenge


chakwera ua killing mcp be assured. U will regret this statement ever! We in the center are not with on this. Am sure Msowoya ur vp is hiding behind u on this. MCP is not ur party, it is ours and we wl not accept this nonsence- stupid Chakwera

tony kanyenda

Rubbish, chakwera is a good man, Viva federation

tony kanyenda
Nyika Province= Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhatabay, Likoma, Mzimba, Kasungu North & Northwest and Nkhotakota North, provincial city Mzuzu & commercial city Karonga Nyanja Province = Kasungu Mchinji Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dowa, Lilongwe Dedza Ntcheu and provincial city Lilongwe Zomba or Malombe Province= Balaka, Mwanza, Neno, Zomba, Machinga, Mangochi, Provincial city Zomba Shire or Kabula Province= Blantyre, Chiradzulu, thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Nsanje-provincial city Blantyre Pamenepo bwanji, you will see how accelerated development will come to all these areas. Mzuzu will become a wonder, zomba another Blantyre, Lilongwe a true capital city for the whole country, Blantyre a nicer commercial city,… Read more »
Justice Mzembe
I av observed that many Malawians do nt knw wat federalism is,more especially the southerners……And for ur on information u cnt talk of federalism and ask again where we r goin to get resourses,,if u dnt knw Malawi is enriched wth resources bt we dnt use it properly,we r jst exploited by foreighners,,and the gvt itself i.e. in northern region and by default where i hails frm,has Coal mines,Uranium mine,Nyika Park,Vwaza reserve and all sorts of resources but,the money earned go straight to southern region why?.This is unfair,we nid fair distribution of resources,let us jst try federalism and see northern… Read more »

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