MPs accuse govt of ‘marginalising’ North Malawi

Members of Parliament from the north speaking in the 193 strong National Assembly  have accused the government of sidelining the north in development activities.

Mkandawire: North Malawi is not getting a fair share of the national cake

Mkandawire: North Malawi is not getting a fair share of the national cake

Mzimba South West MP Harry Mkandawire demanded answers from the government why the multi billion kwacha massive Chinese developments are not allocated in the northern region.

He accused the Peter Mutharika administration of “systematically marginalising” the northern Malawi.

Mkandawire also accused the government of neglecting the north in terms of development activities.

Rumphi  East MP Kamlepo Kalua threatened to “bring down” the DPP government if it continued sidelining the north in development activities.

Kalua, one of the politicians who fought gallantly against one-party dictatorship and championed democracy, did not specify how he would bring down the government.

He also claimed that Judge Charles Mkandawire was left out as Clerk of Parliament job because he is. a northerner.

But leader of the House Francis Kasaila said Kamlepo could not hold the DPP government to ransom as he did with the United Democratic Front (UDF) government when he wanted “something personal” from former head of state Bakili Muluzi, vowing he DPP-led government would not be cowed.

“Mr. Deputy Speaker, I know that my honourable colleague used to threaten UDF [United Democratic Front] so that he could get something at the end of the day. DPP will not fall into that trap. Therefore, nothing will come to you even if you threaten the DPP,” Kasaila said.

Kasaila said it was not true that the DPP government is marginalising the northern region on development activities.

He then mentioned a number of development projects for the north, saying development projects are spread across the country and no region can be sidelined.

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Makosi
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THIS TRIBE DISEASE IS WHAT SPARKED WAR IN BURUNDI tHE hUTU tTHE tUTSI,IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER ONE TRIBE IS IN MINORITY AND YOU ARE IN MAJORITY AND YOU NEED TO OPPRESS THEM BY NOT SHARING THE DEVELOPMENTS EQUALLY.israel is a small nation in the middle east but all the arabs who hate it can not wipe out israel even if they can team up as one,so be careful you are clever to say this today and face the consquences of your own deeds tommorow

KK
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Atumbuka. ndaukuzani kale. Pitani mukayambitse tima business kumpoto. Ma bank akusatilani. Ma manufacturing businesses akusatilani. Bomanso lisatila kukamanga misewu ndi zipatala chifukwa population iyamba kukula.

Neutral Malawian
Guest

The issue is about sharing the nation cake.Why are my malawians obsessed about their stupid tribal comments.Harry Mkandawire was asking this as Malawian from Northern not as a Tumbuka from northern.Being obsessed with your tribal connotation will never take Malawi anywhere.No wonder you like voting on tribal lines even if somebody is incompetent.Vote on policy basis and you will see Malawi developing.

The Patriot
Guest

Tumbuka for life, no matter how you hate us we will conquer! The more stones you throw the more resilient we become! There are some dunderheads who think the South and the Central were developed by the people who come from those regions, what a nonsense! Infrastructure development comes from taxpayers and or loans which all Malawians pay through our noses. For example, was MUST built by Mulhako? Was BICC built by Ochewa? Umbuli ndimatenda ndithu. Kamuzu anati lephera ife a Tumbuka, ka Mulhako ndi ka chani?

Kenkkk
Guest
Sapitwa, you are a very useless person. If your fight against the north depends on Dausi, then God is really on our side. What intelligence is there in Malawi? You insult kamuzu and mcp,yet you love Dausi who is kamuzu or old mcp through and through to do the dirty work for you. Who was doing kamuzu’s nkhanza? Well you have them in your dpp hierarchy and you have given them big positions. You may have numbers but we have the will and the technology which you can’t match. Just dare. You are right this is not Yatuta time, it… Read more »
John
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comment number 17 zikomo, nzeru ngati zimenezo ndi za mtengo wapatali. si onse amaganiza mozama. tonse ndife a Malawi, tifune tisafune chitukuko chidzabwera tonse tikazagwirana manja. Onani pano ku Rwanda anazindikira too late. Pano ndi m’mene akutukuka mwa fast after that useless war.

Kumpezule Drone
Guest

Atumbuka. You are all cursed because you complain about everything, everyday everywhere. That is a curse! Whiners never made it to the promised land. Remember? They all died in the wilderness. Inunso mufera mu Chikangawa!

Mulibe mtendere anthu inu. Ndinu omvetsa chisoni. Anthu opanda manyazi. Koma m’mitu yanuyo mulibe misala? Ndikukudabwanitu. Anthu azingomva za inu ndi north? Ndinu ndani? Ku North kuli chani choti kukakhalire Airport, or Stadium yaikulu? or 5-star hotel, For what?
Kodi inu anthu amenewa ndi a Malawi koma? I wonder, they are so cruel, greedy and noisy! God take them!

Astronaut
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Iwe pamatako pako ua a coward…is thea any reason of insurting a Tumbuka, ulibe nzeru wamva galu wachiwewe iwe…pantuu, anthu akakhala chete muziwatenga zitsiru eti…kufuna kutchuka kapena fwiti yanakaz kumlomo pesu

Charo
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Abwana a Peter mukanangovomera Federism kuti ichitike muone m’mene tingawathamangisire agaru awa. Tingawachimbizge kuti arute kwawo a Heniwa. Agaru inu mwaiwala kale suja m’madandaula Kamuzu atakuuzani kuti rutaninge kwinu mukaphunzitsane komweko. Mumanya mwano kwambiri. I wished that gentleman was alive “Bingu” mzimu wake uwutse ndi mtendere. I don’t think that man could leave you kumatumbwa like this. Ifetu kungotipatsa mwayi wa referendum kuti tivote za federism, musaganize kuti mupulumuka. Tizayivotera muzipita kwanu. Ifenso mukathamangitse ma Tenants aja azikabwera mukanyerane nokha. Ziphwitsi zanu.

Wakukaya Genuine
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Federalism is a solution to Malawi tribalism and racism. lets the lhomwe stay alone with their stupid government

Kabwira Kapasula
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Moni kwa atumbuka , moni wina apite kwa ambwenumbwenu , winanso apite kwa ajantcha , mulipo dada , yewo

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