By Eric Chiputula:
President Lazarus Chakwera has emphasized the need for the country’s soldiers to be equipped with knowledge on strategic leadership.
Chakwera made the remarks on Saturday when he presided the first ever senior command and staff graduation ceremony at the newly established Malawi Defence Force Command and Staff College.
Chakwera observed that knowledgeable senior officers are very critical to the function of the MDF.
“The newly established MDF Command and Staff College has given us it’s first graduates, well equipped with knowledge in strategic leadership. We are building a modern military that plays it’s rightful role in national development,” said Chakwera.
Chakwera has since revealed his government’s plans to construct a war college that would train both junior and senior MDF officers on how to carry out their duties after completing basic military training.
Meanwhile, Chakwera has called upon people in the country to challenge themselves and take up responsibility on issues that affect their daily living.
“Our greatest ailment, is that we are a nation of citizens who lack self-discipline, a nation of citizens who demand so much of everyone else and demand so little of ourselves.
“But what I want us all to understand as citizens is that Government is all of us together,” said Chakwera.
The first ever senior officers training has produced 20 graduates.