Mutharika meets Prince Harry: UK to deploy soldiers to train Malawi game rangers on wildlife protection

President Peter Mutharika has  met Prince Harry of the United Kingdom (UK) who was visiting Malawi and UK government has announced it will soon send its soldiers to train local game rangers on the protection of wildlife animals.

Malawi President Mutharika with Prince Harry

The President met the prince at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where they reportedly discussed a shared commitment to the protection and development of ecosystems and wildlife and the role organisations like African Parks can play.

Mutharika maintained that the relationship between Malawi and UK, through Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her successive governments, has proven  Britain, Malawi’s former colonial master,   to be a reliable partner for many years.

Prince Harry, the fifth in line in the British monarchy,  has since left the country after witnessing another translocation exercise of the elephants days earlier.

Speaking  in Liwonde after witnessing the last leg of translocating 250 elephants from Liwonde National Park to Nkhotakota Game Reserve, British High Commissioner Holly Tett said British soldiers will come to  conduct the training.

“This is a clear demonstration that Britain is committed to preserving wild animals in Malawi,” said Tett.

She said this was why Prince Harry was in the country to witness the translocation of the elephants.

Director of Parks and Wildlife Brighton Kunchedwa welcomed Britain’s gesture, saying the K2 billion translocation exercise is a clear manifesto that Britain was committed to ensure wild animals are safe.

Africa Parks director Patricio Ndadzera said the translocation of the elephants is aimed at making Nkhotakota game reserve attractive to tourists inorder to spur economic development in the country. At least 1000 elephants have now been translocated to Nkhotakota Game Reserve after all its animals were killed by poachers.

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Please school me, how can solders train game rangers? Is there any connection? I suspect some thing fishy here. Be careful they might smuggle our treasures!!!!!!!


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These Britinos have no bussiness here in Malawi!!!! How can they teach Malawians how to look after wild animals while have never seen any in UK!!!! Are they planning to drink fee tea here???


What I do not understand is, Britain does not have the same wild reserves as big as in Malawi. So how do they train our rangers? Where did they learn the wild life protection skills?



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