Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera has backed some analyst saying that Malawians have the right to debate on the proposal of a federal system of government.

“Let Malawians debate,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera’s reaction follows widespread rumors from some commentators who argue that a federalized system of the government in the country would mark the end of regionalism in the country.

Mutharika named a 20 member lean cabinet of which over 95 per cent of the members are from his Southern Region.
One has to understand the context in which such statements are made, and it is only when you understand the context in which they are said that you begin to appreciate.”

The MCP leader, who came second in May 20 tripartite polls, said proponents of discussions on issues of such nature, must not be labelled as divisive, regionalist or tribalistic.
“People within and outside parliament must debate and decide,” said Chakwera.

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  1. Malawi is one of the poorest countries on earth. It is sheer wickedness to even consider putting in yet another layer of bureaucracy, when you are,already struggling to pay for the current one …..merely to pander to those people from the different regions who don’t think they are being fairly represented.

  2. Unless, Malawi changes its political system to include the federal system and proportional representation, we should forget about equitable development. At moment, it is clear that the national treasury is being used as a personal estate for Peter Mutharika and his Alomwe tribe forgetting he only scooped 36% of the electoral vote. This man is the same as his brother-insensitive!

  3. You must be very dull and I think you need to go back to school. Northern region has 4 cabinet ministers centre has 3 cabinet ministers giving us a total of 7 cabinet members from centre and north. Last time I checked 7 out of 20 is 35 percent meaning the south has 65 percent. Where are you getting the 95 percent? Mbuzi yamunthu.


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