Federalism advocates to hold nationwide protests

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The controversial federalism calls have taken another turn as the advocates have told Malawi24 they will hold a massive nationwide protests.

In an interview on Monday, chairperson for the Forum for the Advancement of Federalism Adoption and Rural Development, Dr Binah Shaba, said that government is deliberately provoking them by failing to facilitate a referendum.

“The only thing we want is a referendum on the matter. However, despite several calls government is silent. This will result into the organization of yet another massive nationwide demonstration,” he said.

This comes against reports that federalism advocates are incapacitated and weak to succeed with the adoption of the system in the country.

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Shawa; Stated the plans.

Though this publication cannot independently establish the claims, some local media houses have reported that federalism calls are fast fading away owing to financial hiccups marring the movement.

Nevertheless, in response to the claims, Shaba maintained that his team is watertight and working round the clock to fight for the freedom of Malawians.

“Some speculate that we are paralyzed by the public affairs committee report. Some say we have been bribed by government. Many things are speculated but let me assure Malawians that we are still there fighting for their freedom,” added Shaba.

Federalism calls emerged into the limelight in 2014 after President Peter Mutharika attained power.

Among the notable reasons behind the calls include claims that government often sidelines the northern region when it comes to development.

On her part, government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati urged federalism advocates to revisit their decision, saying there is no tangible reason for clinging to federalism calls.

“If it is about development, our President is opening numerous infrastructures in the north this week. In fact he has pledged to continue spreading development there, then why still maintaining federalism calls,” she said.

In the meantime, nobody apart from the advocates themselves is clued up as to when such demonstrations will be scheduled.

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  1. Stupid federation !! let’s unite and build Malawi not dividing , those infront starting this greed has ate them , the desire to be on highest positions . stupid !!

  2. We need to hav a Federal system of Government because the present system favours only the Southerners and Centralers. Deffinately stupid. Federal is good

  3. We want our on government ku mpoto tatopa ndi anthu akuba inu we a rich we can manage to develop northern region

    • Wen we do it nw u fuckin Chewa pipo u wl say u are the one developed us e.g.chakufwa chihana came wit multiparty today u a there on top of us talking about tumbuka pipo but u don’t knw to start things wat u know is kuvina nyawu ndi bwiza basi I hope we a crear

    • Wen we do it nw u fuckin Chewa pipo u wl say u are the one developed us e.g.chakufwa chihana came wit multiparty today u a there on top of us talking about tumbuka pipo but u don’t knw to start things wat u know is kuvina nyawu ndi bwiza basi I hope we a crear

    • Chihana anapanga chani kuno apart from kulankhula mopanda mzeru. Bwanji sanamange Bakili? Tulo kuzolowera kudya nyama ya soya, mbuzi

    • Malawi z rich but de leadership from the beginning was given to useless and selfish pipo coz kamuzu was in Europe for many many years but wat he did in 31years was nothing Bakili u Chewa pipo u vote for him he messed up nw these lomwe they been in Europe for many years they even fail to build a house at there village after in power u see ndata they say we were rich already

  4. malawians doesn’t know what is good for them they are busy protecting Muntharika pogulisa ufulu wawo federal is good for you ordinary malawians bt not head state cos he is going to be trimmed power compare countries which practising federal and us pls don’t shoot a messenger pls let us create development competetion among regions in so doing malawi wl developed

  5. I tell u if you want federal system then you should leave our land and cross Lake Malawi to Tanzania and if they insist on with the idea then we are lack that our Cities LL and Bt will be empty and will have more space to stay

  6. I tell u if you want federal system then you should leave our land and cross Lake Malawi to Tanzania and if they insist on with the idea then we are lack that our Cities LL and Bt will be empty and will have more space to stay

    • Going to Tz doesnt nid to cross the lake and if that can happen then it wil be better coz Malawi is vry far behind Tz only corruption and nepotism tired of being in this poor and poorest nation in third world countries.

  7. This guy looks to have serious health problems & becoming so confused by confusing the confused. How on earth & in Malawi would a minority brainwash & rule the MAJORITY???!!!

  8. there is need to provide civic education on federation. pple shud have knowledge on how it works. then a referendum may be conducted where pple shall make an informed choice. thats my opinion

  9. there is need to provide civic education on federation. pple shud have knowledge on how it works. then a referendum may be conducted where pple shall make an informed choice. thats my opinion

    • Plebiscite will end the whole issue in a decisive way and it’s obvious that the majority will vote against that crazy idea.

    • Plebiscite will end the whole issue in a decisive way and it’s obvious that the majority will vote against that crazy idea.

  10. Keep it up!akutiwonjeza kutidyera misonkho yathu.muluzi anagawa maboma atatu kumwela cholinga aziti kwawo kuli ma district ambiri.ndizowona banja lachiwelengero chochepa silivuta kusamala.centralregion 0,kumpoto limodzi.chinyengo basi,lero wina akukuwuzani mudule mzimba.ena kusazindikila mmene chitukuko chimagawidwila liuma ga!kukana.munifuse ubwino okhala ndi maboma/ T/A ang’ono ang’ono.ndine chair wa vdc plus top member wa adc ya msakambewa dowa.sizandale izi.

    • what is to change is our system of doing things. having many districts is cheap politics articulated by a brutal leader who wanted fame rather than development of empowering people.

    • My brother ur rt but,atsogololeri alero amayang’ana zigawo popeleka chitukuko.titsatire limodzi budget iyi udzandivomeleza kuti ndalama zambiri zapita chigawo chiti?wamkulu wa redcros analikuti? 6 district omwe atengedwa kuti athandizidwe ndi zipangizo zamthilila ndi akuti?asinthe izi ndani poti nduna zambiri ziri komweko.

    • My brother ur rt but,atsogololeri alero amayang’ana zigawo popeleka chitukuko.titsatire limodzi budget iyi udzandivomeleza kuti ndalama zambiri zapita chigawo chiti?wamkulu wa redcros analikuti? 6 district omwe atengedwa kuti athandizidwe ndi zipangizo zamthilila ndi akuti?asinthe izi ndani poti nduna zambiri ziri komweko.

  11. Federal government system is not bad. It loots out nepotism in all aspects, power goes to the people not politicians. It makes easy government to monitor corruption and politicians don’t access to national treasures easily its far from them

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