Mutharika promotes Col Saenda to rank of Brigadier in Malawi army

President Peter Mutharika in his capacity as Commander-in-chief of Malawi Defence Force (MDF)  has promoted  Colonel  Blaise George Saenda to the rank of Brigadier in the army.

Col Saenda: Promoted to rank of Brigadier

The promotion has been confirmed according to  letter government Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara wrote Saenda dated July 30 2019.

The letter says the promotion is with effect from July 29 2019.

The promotion also goes with salary increase, according to the letter.

Saenda is one of the military officers strategically positioned to lead the army in future.

Recently, Mutharika also appointed the Tri-Service Commanders of MDF in line with Section 4 of the Defence Force Act (2018).

Mutharika appointed  Major General Alick Bentry Mhone as Army Commander ( Landed Forces) while the deputy army commander ( Landed Forces)  is Brigadier General Davis Sesatino Mtachi.

The President also  appointed Major General Andrew Lapken Namathanga as Airforce Commander while  Deputy Airforce Commander is Brigadier General Ian MacLeod Chirwa.

Brigadier General Francis Blessings Kakhuta Banda  was appointed Maritime Force Commander with Colonel Richard Tobias Chagonapanja as  Deputy Maritime Force Commander.

The  Commander of the Malawi Defence Force remains General Vincent Nundwe with Lieutenant General Clement Namangale as Deputy Commander of the Malawi Defence Force.

Nundwe replaced General Griffin Spoon Phiri who has now been appointed national security adviser.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

I dont think there is anything alarming as Blaise was colonel and next rank is Brigadier and has been promoted to it. If he was a captain promoted to Brigadier it would have been an issue and he is not the first one to be promoted. Why do journalist exaggerate things.

Chittanooga
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Chittanooga

Thanks for clarifying.

Medson
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Medson

Let guys be promoted and be well paid. During protest some will be benefited, sorry for u and me even we demonstrate our anger through breaking our properties nothing will fall from heaven for us. Our children shall continue to suffer even those churches supporting demonstrations they can’t even give grants to their own members childrens to go far with education ,

Kapado Chimulirenji
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This is just happening based on Zimbabwe experience when the army brought in Mnangagwa. Unfortunately, the case of Malawi is different from Zimbawe’s. From the look of things Mutharika’s dreams will not come true – he will end up regreting (nkhanga zaona).

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

ha ha ha iwe Muthalika tikuze ngakale ukukweza ma udindo sikuti ife chilungamotu tingachipinde apo ndiye uyiwale ngati ukuona ngati ife tilowerela za ndale zanuzo mwalemba mmadzi abwana ife timasata chilungamo ndipo tipitiliza kuchitsata chilungamo olo utati atsilikali onse lero ndi ma brigadiya sikuti zisintha ata.

TOSH
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pitala zimene akupanga ndi zolakwika akufuna kuwombanitsa mitu asilikali using devide and rule koma sizitheka apa ndiye he is making things worse

Favour of Yahweh
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Lazy thinker called tosh.

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

supuniyo afotokoze bwino za ma risky allowance a asilikali omwe ali komanso anali ku DRC ….14 plus million each soldier….this has to be investigated and if it is true …asilikaliwo ndalama zao apatsidwe…olakwao amangidwe….DPP should stop playing around with soldiers…these are called children of Malawi who have at times sacrificed their lives only to have a peaceful Africa….united nations should intervene and see to it that our brave soldiers are well paid…Chilima has been saying this and tonse tinkamva….

Tariq
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Tariq

The destruction of Malawi army has began in ernest. Soon it will be just as useless as the Malawi police. DPP will destroy every institution in Malawi. If the courts capitulate in this election case, the next 5 years will be about destroying the courts too. And then Malawi will be worse than the corpse it already is. It will be a decaying corpse… A haven of death, sickness and poverty; and then mutharika will feel accomplished having become a president of the dead and dying. That’s the only ambition thugs like mutharika have: to be presidents of the malnourished,… Read more »

GRM
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GRM

Someone to educate me on the ranks in the army. Is Brigadier a middle or high ranking officer? If he is a mereminder middle officer why his promotion matters? We should not exaggerate things

Presumed Dead
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Good for asking. It is Brigadier General. It matters.

Mateyu salijeni
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DEAR OUR BELOVED MDF PLEASE PLEASE ! PLEASE ! DON’T BE FOOLED OR OTHERWISE BY THESE APPOINTMENTS — MAINTAIN YOUR PROFESSIONALISM —-SERVING THE MALAWIAN PEOPLE —

Naluso
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Naluso

These promotions and changes that are being made in the Army during this turbulent period in Malawi are suspicious. It would not be wrong for people to suspect that they are political maneuvering by Mutharika and his inner circle to cling to power. It is abuse of power and for evil intent, it also clear that Spoon is also still in control of the army in disguise as security advisor to state house. I really think that the media and HRDC should take on this, this should not go on unchecked.

Chifundo kasenda
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Chifundo kasenda

Brigadier Saenda deserves by all perimeter You can try to measure on Him.Dig him ,you are to earnestly appreciate you haters