MP to move motion for Malawi to adopt federal system of government

Mzimba north legislator Yeremiah Chihana has given notice of a private member’s motion for the country to adopt federal system of government.

Yeremiah Chihana: Malawi should have federal government

In the notice, Chihana says the federal system of government is in the interest of equitable distribution of resources and developments in Malawi and as a solution to the challenges brought about by the quota system in the education system.

He also says that federalism is needed because of what he calls elasticity of Malawi politics and in order to ensure equal participation in political decisions which affect all regions in Malawi.

“…this House is satisfied that Malawi has now matured to change the system of government, and to that end, this House resolves that all efforts and legal framework should be put in place towards adoption of a federal system of government within a specified time period and in any case before the next scheduled elections in 2004,” reads the notice in part.

Although this might excite some people in the northern region who feel marginalized, it is unlikely that it would pass in parliament as Chihana is the lone member of Alliance for Democracy (Aford) in the 193-strong House.

The notice of motion for federation system of government comes at a time when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is accused of nepotism, regionalism, cronyism, tribalism, favouritism, among others.

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falliot
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am of the view that Malawi need federal government inorder to bring true decentralisation of development to its citizens… its not about region, or tribe or where someone comes from,,,,,, we must differenciate also about fedralism and quota system of students selection to Universities/ public schools, rather we should define federalism as a rebirth of new knowledge in approach to development,,,Malawi is one country, federalism is just a structure or a vehicle to do development effectively……. Federalism will help citizens to think development for their areas….People will be competitive in deveopment projects based resources given to them within there respective… Read more »

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

Tied & sick with the nepotism tribalism racialism that’s​ why we’re giving advantage the oppression leaders to oppress on as

cHa Denzo120 SKC
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cHa Denzo120 SKC

I am Tumbuka too but the idea of introducing federal system in a small country like this one is very stupid.

tung'ande
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tung'ande

So Atumbuka wants equitable distribution of position not places in tertiary university. Stupid

Mahempe
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Mahempe

Rubbish tung’ande

dan
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dan

Thats the very reason why I feel they are justified to seriously think about this type of government where they can also exercise some freedoms. Other than have some empty tins make too much noise on things they do not know

NYOKO
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If u say Atumbuka …we also say Alomwe inu kamuzu anakusiyani muli mbulizenizeni ….kamuzu anakupasani Mfumu Chimaliro kamba ka usavege wanu…..mwapeza tindalama kamba ka corruption munali osaukisisa komaso ntundu ovutika ndi njala chakachaka …munaonapo kumpoto kuno timadalira zolandila…munaberekana ngati makoswe …I’ve uko tikuzagwira ntchitto zowoneka azibale any aliko kuno akuchindidwa ndi mphawi ankhalira kudya makoswe kuno alive ndi transport yobwerera kwanuko…….Matongo ako uyambe wazungulira Malawi ndipamene uzilemba zapantumbozi ….kunyero

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

This is a very bad comment, The writer is a very biased and evil minded person

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Atumbuka pakutukwana alive nzawo. Bongo unadzaza fungo la pathengere…..kodi atumbuka alive matongo awo? Anafulidwa ndi chani… kkkkkkkkkk.

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Iwe Nyoko, if matongo ako were fully maturedd during the Kamuzu era, you will know that he used to refer to kuthengere as dead North and the people as literally naked.

tman
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MWATIYENJEZATU AKULU,NKHANI YAKE YOMWEYI? BUT YOU KNOW WHY WE WIN ELECTIONS,WE ARE MANY WITH KUDYA MAKOSWE KWATHU

watoto
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watoto

kodi inu wakutumani kulalata ndani…..olemera inu kwabasi tavomera.

Joni
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Joni

BOMA LOYENDETSERA ZITHUMWA SILINGAWONGOKE PAMASO PAMULUNGUTU……muyaluka muwona…..ndiye mukataye china ku UNGAko azungu akakutolereni kkkkkkk ana anunso kusukulu mukumawtuma ndi zithumwa, akazi anu kumsika, zithumwa, amayi amvano kutcjhalitchi kwanu zithumwa, atsikana netball ku BYC zithumwa nkuwona olo ku UK sangawatengeko etc

Zithumwa, zithumwa, zithumwa…..dziko lingadalitsike chonchi…mavuto okha okha ndithu!

bbm au
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bbm au

Kkkkkkk Kkkkkkk Kkkkkk ukuzembela ndani muboma umo

147
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147

oky guys to me ndingonena kut kuvota nthawi zose tiyeni tivotere mfundo za muthu osati komwe akuchokera that is the only way to go, amalawi azanga ziwani ichi kusitha zithu its all abut time lastly revolution no one can stop it.

Herbie
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Herbie

When somebody who calls himself a Malawian calls others ,” Atumbuka”, what actually does that imply. so it means the northerners have to endure nepotism, regionalism, favouritism done by the southerners forever and should just zip up their mouths and not express their frustrations?
Why we don’t call you achawa or alomwe? is that the way we should go? And why are you scared with the northerners when they raise the issue of federalism of government ?

Phangela
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Phangela

Have you read comments from northerners below or you are just selective with what pains you only? How many times have you ridiculed lomwes below if you compare with atumbuka?

Amos wa pickup Ex wa Gertrude
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Amos wa pickup Ex wa Gertrude

Choyamba tisanapange federation Atumbuka nonse muchoke kummwera muzikagwira ntchito ku mpoto kwanu konko

Lego
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Achitsiru inu

George
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George

Kodi kumwerako aTumbuka akachoka kodi muganiza mukwanakooo? Popeza malo onse munatha. Panopo chakuday chonse chimachokerabe kumpoto ndi pakati. Pena muziyankhula mukuganiza

Igwe
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Igwe

Inunso ndie ndinu a chisiru bwanji? Zoona koma in this age ok fine Atumbuka a choka koma asanachoke muchose alomwe ndi ayao amene ali kumpoto ndi pakati pano, komanso tipex wanuyo azilamulira kumwera kwanuko ndi umbuli wanuwo. Ife we can do without anthu aku mwela but you can not. Ntchito gondolosi and ufiti basi stupid man.