Malawi army suffers critical equipment deficit, says report of Parliamentary Committee

Military equipment  deficiencies in the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has been exposed by of a report by the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Security.

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In the report, committee chairperson Alex Chitete said field visits and consultations his committee undertook between September 2017 and April 2018 established that the MDF lacked some critical equipment.

He said the committee also observed that there were many other challenges at the air wing in Lilongwe, including dilapidated infrastructure, inadequate funding, lack of VIP lounge and transit room.

In its report, the committee recommended introduction of an air wing vote independent of MDF. It also recommended upgrading of infrastructure.

However, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya ordered suspension of presentation of a the report due to the sensitivity of emerging details as it touched on national security.

The Speaker ordered Chitete to simply deposit his statement with the House for the record.

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Shaaa
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That is why you must sentence Odilo. stupid cow and selfish.

Ecclesia
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Ecclesia

Greedy organization like that one cannot prosper. Kuli anthu akuba heavy

Zizwe
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Zizwe

The main problem with MDF is kuba and poor leadership. Period!!!

JAFALI
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JAFALI

KAMUZU WAS A MAN !! NOT THESE MULTIPARTY CROOKS !!

Madala Madala
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Madala Madala

Well-done Mr Speaker, Sir, for curtailing presentation and discussion of the report. Our enemies should not have this free intelligence material that our military has obsolete and dilapidated equipment. Zomvetsa chisoni!

Hora
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Hora

Thank you Mr speaker sir for suspending the discussion on security,regardless of how poor a man can be divulging one’s shortfalls is likened to stripping oneself naked.well done Mr speaker I salute you.

Adada
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Adada

We dont take good care of our nation. Soldiers need adquate funds koma hiish! Tanzania itha kutiswa in 2 days..

mtete
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mtete

Can someone remind me what the Odillo case is all about? I seem to recall it is something to do with cashgate; money paid for equipment our Army never received.

Kayira
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Kayira

To fight which war? They are scared of TZ who have already taken our beloved lake!! These are a bunch of cowards who have never fought any war and just wear uniforms and harass people at drinking places! Look what happened in DRC! They ran like rabbits!! Dissolve this army and save money- all they know is to steal like Odilo etc!

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Amadya bwino ndi a pioneer…the army came second…Read.

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