President Peter Mutharika has said motor vehicles which government has bought for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) will start arriving in the country in two weeks’ time.
Mutharika made the remarks when he toured Cobbe Barracks in the old capital city of Zomba.
According to the president, the men in uniform play a pivotal role in safeguarding the country hence they have to have perfect means of transport.
He said shortage of motor vehicles derails the performance of the soldiers which is bad for the country.
Speaking at the same function, MDF Commander General Griffin Supuni Phiri asked Mutharika to construct new houses for the soldiers.
Phiri said the soldiers are using old houses which are in bad condition.
He further hailed Malawi Defence Force soldiers for being disciplined. The army general said Malawian soldiers are also hailed in countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast where they go for peacekeeping mission.
Among other dignitaries who accompanied Mutharika include Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, the country’s Veep Saulos Chilima and Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara.