APM commissions 45 cadets, urges Malawi army to maintain professionalism

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has urged the country’s disciplined forces to remain committed and patriotic in persevering peace in the country just as they do when deployed for international peace keeping mission.

President Mutharika and the Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana Commissions one of the Officers on at MAFCO in Salima (C)Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika and the Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana Commissions one of the Officers on at MAFCO in Salima (C)Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika accompanied by the First Lady (R) confers wuth the Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana on arrival at MAFCO in Salima (C)Stanley Makuti

President Mutharika accompanied by the First Lady (R) confers wuth the Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana on arrival at MAFCO in Salima (C)Stanley Makuti

APM commissions 45 cadets, urges Malawi army to maintain professionalism

APM congratulates the officer

Deputy Minister of Defence Malisoni Ndau (C) is met by Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana and Foreign Affairs Minister George Chaponda (C) Stanley Makuti

Deputy Minister of Defence Malisoni Ndau (C) is met by Commander of Malawi Defence Force General Ignasio Maulana and Foreign Affairs Minister George Chaponda (C) Stanley Makuti

resident Mutharika inspects the guard of honour (C) Stanley Makuti

resident Mutharika inspects the guard of honour (C) Stanley Makuti

MDF Women entertains during the ceremony (C) Stanley Makuti.

MDF Women entertains during the ceremony (C) Stanley Makuti.

President Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Chilima and the cadets

President Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Chilima and the cadets

He made the remarks on Friday during the commissioning of 45 officer cadets at Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO) in Salima.

The cadets were commissioned to the ranks of 2nd Lieutenant.

“Be ambassadors of our national pride. As Malawi, we have gone to preserve peace in Rwanda, the DRC, Liberia, Burundi, Kosovo and more recently Sudan. And we marched home in conquest with glittering medals of high esteem. The international community has always commended us.
We must defend this spirit of patriotism, keep up the flag of integrity, and march on with the unrelenting force of hard work,” said the Malawi leader.

He added: “ In the same spirit, I wish to urge you to obey all lawful orders and stay committed to the service of the State.”

The cadets, who started training on June 1, 2015, graduated with a vast knowledge which includes Peace Support Operations, Humanitarian Relief Operations, Civil-Military Relations and Conflict Management and Resolutions.

Eight of the cadets were female to which President Mutharika committed his full support to ensure they work under a meritorious environment in regards to women empowerment.

“I congratulate the 8 female cadets who successfully accomplished the training and rose above the challenges to the last triumphant march. I, as your Commander – In-Chief, shall always ensure that deserving women in the military are given all deserved opportunities,” he said.

In extending his support, the President also promised his continued support to the disciplined forces in his role as Commander-In-Chief.
“And I hear the whispers of your worries. I know whatever is happening in the barracks and camps. And I wish to assure you I shall do everything possible to free you from your worries, and to empower you to perform your duties better. This we shall do for the sake the territorial integrity of our beloved country. And this I shall do for your sake, because we value everyone of you from the lowest to the highest rank,” said Mutharika in a speech in which he repeatedly referred to Malawi as a great and determined nation.

In his remarks, Army Commander Ignasio Maulana assured the Commander-In-Chief and Malawians of continued diligence and high levels of professionalism from the cadets that have graduated and the whole force.

Malawi Armed Forces College, formerly known as Kamuzu Military College, was founded on October 8, 1976 by Malawi’s founding President Kamuzu Banda. The college has graduated army officers bothfrom Malawi from other countries in the region.

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19 thoughts on “APM commissions 45 cadets, urges Malawi army to maintain professionalism”

  1. mr nyasa says:

    Fulfil the promises

  2. vendort says:

    This General Maulana is a bad man he fires soldiers at will and yet a lot of money is spent on training. Mukufuna kulemba abale ndi ana anu tchito. Tidzskomana pa mtengo wa kachere.

  3. gule says:

    The whole cadet being trained for 6 months only? Are you serious guys. Where is the 18 months which the MDF officers were known for? This is now pasimalo guard service

  4. Kamzati says:

    The article says 6 of the soldiers are women and the picture of women that we see is that of dancing. Seriously?

  5. WO1 DR DICKSON says:

    MA TATA AJA MUNALONJEZA PA CAMPAIGN ALI KUTI? ARMY IMAKOMELA MABWANA KOMA OTHER ANIMALS ALI MAVUTO.NYUMBA ZAWO MAVUTO

  6. mphatso says:

    We soldiers need a salary increase cost of living has gone up since july,infaltion is too high. kwacha yagwa kwambiri

  7. Chatipwa says:

    Everywhere traditional dances. Those traditional dances have destroyed Malawi. Malawi is behind development because of these stupid dances. Dances make these leaders dictators… where is malawi national flag on the platform?

  8. nyamazi says:

    Mr President, how can the Army maintain its professionalism when you can fire them at will.
    The former Commander General Odillo, was one of the best Malawi has had in terms of professionalism, but you dismissed him when you took over this country through the back door evidenced by the cry of the current stupid and corrupt Chair of Electoral commission.

    You talk what you do not practice. To hell with you.

  9. Alex Likoswe says:

    Underfed foot soldiers and overfed generals

  10. Vikhumbu says:

    There is sense in ur nosense,mtumbuka 1,u always sing a song of 36%,stealing of votes,tell u,next time that song will be louder whether u like it or not chakwera wakoyo ife aku north eni ake sitizakupasani mpata lo mutamanama kuti ndinu atumbuka,achewa opanda ntchito koma gule anthu osayamika.

  11. Ronaldinho says:

    Soldiers get employed after 6moths training with their 40points MSCE while someone who was at College of medicine for 6years with his 7points MSCE and a degree is rejected. Malawi Gvt is so unreasonable in it’s way of running the country.

  12. Dwambazi says:

    The Army Commander could have commissioned these cadets. This could have saved a lot of money. It does not make sense that Mathanyula had to commission 45 cadets that only took six months to train. What did they learn in six months????? Crash course or what???? Only in Malawia.

  13. matombodya says:

    Mtumbuka1 why cant you do it yourself?

  14. KARU UNITED says:

    “MDF second to none in Africa” Late H Kamuzu Banda, MBE, PhD, DoF, MMBS, Father & founder of the Malawi Nation etc. Some of his outstanding soldiers were : General Gracciano Matewere & Lieutenant General Yohanne Chiunge & all men & women in uniform, including those from Pasimalo, protecting us night & day including the humble watchmen guarding the shops @ Bwalo la njobvu, Limbe & Nambuma among other places.

  15. mtumbuka1 says:

    So you have all these useless soldiers saluting a president who stole votes in their faces? The best he could steal was 36% of the votes and you call him a legitimate president??? No wonder army generals in Malawi are hand picked so they can suck the president’s behind. Malawi is today a pathetic useless country with no single patriotic son of the land with balls enough to rise against this bullshit of the government and the president. All you hear is za bo achimwene while eating those dirty fried chips in the streets. Next day when all is done and dusted, peter,s daughter will come from America and became the president through back door while you fuckers calling yourselves army cadets will be sitting on your asses…how pathetic is that!

  16. A ngoni says:

    So now we can train an officer in 5 months
    Koma Ndiye officer WA China,even basic training needs 6 months.you need minimum 2 years to train an officer with breaks or 18 months without course break
    Even NSO polish course will take longer than 5 months.
    Kikikikikikikiki.Mavuto alipo.

  17. Soldier says:

    The Malawi Defense Force, needs more investment we need an Air Force for our skies and a specialists navy to patrol lake Malawi and lower shire border with Mozambique.

  18. ramsay snow is just misunderstood says:

    amatimenya amenewa

  19. Suzen says:

    So the soldiers are the lucky group because right away they are employed Mr president what about the Teachers and Health workers?should we assume that they are useless please consider them

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