Mutharika impressed with women-led Malawi army parade

For the second time female  Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier was assigned to command the parade of the Guard of Honour at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) before President Peter Mutharika’s departure for Europe.

President Mutharika inspects a guard of honour before departure
Mutharika waves before departure.=photo (C)Stanley Makuti

The parade was commanded by Major Hellen Soko of the second Battalion of the MDF.

After inspecting the Guard of Honour, President Mutharika said he was “pleased” to see an all-female led parade.

Said Mutharika: “I think that this is fantastic and let me congratulate the Army for this.”

In the past MDF was a male-dominated institution but now many female soldiers are rising through the ranks.

Mutharika is on a two stop visit to Europe where he is expected to engage in a number of meetings.

His first visit will be Brussels, Belgium where he will hold a number of activities before proceeding to Britain.

The President said among other engagements, he was hopeful of three deals that he is expected to sign whilst in Europe.

Said Mutharika: “I will attend a two day annual meeting for European Union, secondly I will have bilateral talks with Director General of United Nations, the Commissioner of Trade, as well as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).”

“ Apart from all these, Malawi is also expected to sign agreements that will see the country getting finance  on issues of agriculture, nutrition as well as issues of women and the youth,” added Mutharika.

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Dogman Mercenary
Dogman Mercenary
5 years ago

Women are like flowers in the army and their role is mostly psychological to make men in uniform feel at ease. The Iraq and Afghan wars has seen women soldiers from the west not involved in frontline combat but doing administrative duties like logistics, IT, mechanics, ordnance depot mgmt, etc. I like the US army they give women soldiers sports black shorts with grey t shirts to have them expose their legslll USE OF DEADLY FORCE AUTHORISED ALL WEAPONS GREEN BIAP Camp Victory Have Been There Done That BIAP Camp Striker Have Been There Done That BIAP Camp Liberty Have… Read more »

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