A good display by the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) female commanding officers during the Guard of Honour (GoH) presentation to President Peter Mutharika on Sunday did not elude the Head of State on his departure to South Africa.
Mutharika, who is Commander-In-Chief of the MDF, did not hide the presidential excitement over the flawless female soldiers maiden commanding antics as he was flying out to a Pan African Parliament mission.
“First of all I must thank the female commanding officers for the wonderful work shown here. I congratulate the Malawi Ddefence Force for such a wonderful military display,” said Mutharika on Sunday in Lilongwe at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) before departure for South Africa where he will address Pan African Parliament.
The parade was commanded by Major Hellen Soko of the second Battalion of the Malawi Defence Force.
He was answering to a single question that he entertained soon after inspecting the military parade on his way to the fourth Ordinary Session of the PAP expected to take place this week.
The Malawi leader is expected to grace the opening occasion along with his Burkina Faso counterpart and Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki is expected to attend.
On the Pana African Parliament, Mutharika said it is a very important meeting where 55 African countries discusses a number of issues including economic development, trade, peace and security.
He said the Pan African Parliament only meet once a year and this enables member countries to discuss issues affecting them.
The President disclosed that during the session the First Lady Madam Dr. Gertrude Mutharika will be bestowed as an ambassador for the Pan African Parliament.