Scores protest against sacking of Chief Ngabu
Scores of people from Senior Chief Ngabu, Chikwawa District, marched to the District Commissioner (DC)’s offices Tuesday demanding that President Peter Mutharika should reinstate the chief who he fired last month.
The people, who are calling themselves ‘Concerned citizens,’ say the chief’s clan was not consulted before Mutharika sacked the chief, arguing that politics influenced the decision.
“We are so concerned and have worries. We are not accepting that our chief should be disposed. They did not consult us and we say ‘no’ to that,” Senior Group Khokhwa, who was among the protesters, said.
“We are giving them between one to two weeks to act on our petition. This chieftainship is an old one and should not be taken for granted.”
After receiving the petition, DC, Ali Phiri, said the petition will be taken to relevant authorities and commended the protesters for following the right channels of voicing out their grievances.
Mutharika removed Noah Dalasi Chisafali Ngabu from his chieftaincy due to what the President called “misconduct towards his subjects.”
The decision was made after some people from the area held vigils at the DC’s offices demanding that he should be removed from the position accusing him of abusing his power.
The protesters then alleged that the chief was practicing corruption and later government established a commission of enquiry which led to the firing.
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