By Linda Kwanjana
Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has commended Malawi Defence Force (MDF) for being disciplined and dedicated.
Chakwera said this when he presided over the launch of this year’s Poppy week.
“I am honoured to welcome to Kamuzu Palace men and women who have served in our military and contributed to
the Malawi Defence Force’s well-established reputation as a disciplined, skillful, and patriotic institution,” he said.
He said when it comes to constitutionalism and institutionalism, there is no better role model in the country’s governance framework than the Malawi Defence Force.
He said for this reason, those who have gone into retirement after wearing the uniform with valour and honour deserve fondest memory and highest regard.
“I am therefore touched by the sentiments you have expressed here, Mr. Chairman, educating us about the status
of our ex-service men and women and calling on us as a nation to stay the course in caring for their welfare and
celebrating their contribution to our national security,” he said.
During the interface the president bought the first poppy at the price of K2Million.