Mzomera hits back at Mutharika on federalism: North Malawi denied  destiny

Opposition People’s Party (PP) provincial governor Christopher Mzomera Ngwira has hit back at President Peter Mutharika’s  reaction to calls for the introduction of a federal system of government or even for North Malawi to be a standalone country.

Ngwira:  North Malawi should be standalone country
Ngwira: North Malawi should be standalone country

Proponents of federalism argue that  the system should be introduced for equal distribution of development and public positions.

Mutharika wading off  such calls urged political and religious leaders to give dialogue and reconciliation a chance instead of dividing the country out of frustration.

The president reiterated his belief in one nation, one Malawi and not to break the country as some people suggests and invited his critics to a round table discussion, saying his door is open to those with ideas that will help develop the country.

But Ngwira hit back at the President’s remarks, saying: “We are not frustrated people fighting the President.”

Ngwira insists Northern region should secede  to become a standalone country.

“We are only worried with the suffering of the North. As a region, we have long been denied our destiny, development and honour. We need a chance to forge our own future.”

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