Malawi army warships named after Mutharika, Muluzi and ex MDF commanders

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday presided over the commissioning of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) warships on Lake Malawi at the Maritime Force Headquarters in Monkey Bay, Mangochi, two of which have been named after Mutharika and former president Bakili Muluzi.

The warships on Lake Malawi.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
The newly commissioned warship on Lake Malawi.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
President Mutharika being briefed about the warships.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
The warships on Lake Malawi.-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana
First Lady and wives of army officers in the warships .-Photo by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

The warships are dubbed Ship of the Malawi Republic (SMR) Mutharika and SMR Muluzi.

There are also other four warships named after former MDF  Generals; SMRs Yohane, Maulana, Khanga and Chigawa.

President Mutharika, who is commander-in-chief of MDF, said  the warships will help to beef up the security of the country  and appealed to the soldiers to take good care of them.

He, therefore, commended MDF for ensuring that there was peace and order in the country, pledging his support in discharging their duties.

“The military will continue getting the best support from my government and let me assure you that your welfare is at my heart. Currently, hospital facilities and houses of officers in MDF establishments are in our plans,” he added.

MDF Commander General, Vincent Nundwe also thanked President Mutharika for equipping the military with the warships, saying the vessels would go a long way in enhancing the operations of the marine unit.

“The ships have come at a right time and our job will be easy. We thank you for that. The ships have been named after Muluzi because he is the first president in multiparty democracy and some of the former commander generals who made impact in the force,” said Nundwe.

Deputy Minister of Defence, Chipiliro Mpinganjira thanked President Mutharika for approving procurement of the warships despite the current economic challenges.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

wooow submarine yapantunda= warship.
kusokonezana mitu uku

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

Is that a war ship or a bwato? Kkkk. Nanga General Graciano Matewere, the first black general who succeeded General Clement mwamuyika pati?

paul
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paul

who approves the purchase of such death traps! …the improvised guns cannot take down a floating or flying target within 1000 yards of the tourist boat…no protection on both flanks and even with on-board radar, the absence of torpedoes mean a run to the nearest coast! The floatation devices cannot be used under all hands on deck situation. this is a typical ebay or allibaba online purchase by a non-military personnel; or indeed a direct corruption cover that costs more the the item on the photo. The seller and those sanctioning the purchase are laughing all the way to the… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

Fishing Boats fixed with Machine Gun

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

But you missed the name of the first black general Matewere who did braverly act of diffusing terrorists in this country.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

pitala who did yiu ask to commission those names???? shiiiit please.

Small minded
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Small minded

I knew all along Muluzi was up to no good

Small minded
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Small minded

Those warships are soooo small befitting the names they have been named after kikikikikikikiki

Apunbwa
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Apunbwa

Are you talking about the glorified fishing boats???

Bwampini
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Bwampini

VUTO LA A MALAWI SITICHEDWA KUYIWALA, MWAYIWALA KALE MENE CASHGATE IMAYENDERA, FUFUZANI MUMVE MITENGO YA TIMABWATO TOPHERA NSOMBA TIMENETI