Mutharika launches poppy week in Malawi ahead of Remembrance Day

President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi

…buys poppy flower at MK1 million

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has today inaugurated the Poppy Week at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe ahead of Remembrance Day which will be held this coming Sunday, November 11.

President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi
Mutharika launches Remembrance Week

During the function, President Mutharika bought the first Poppy flower at K1 million as a way of fundraising for the Commonwealth Ex-Service Leagues of Malawi (COLEM).

In his speech, the President emphasized the need for the war survivors to get the best support from government and all citizens for their improved welfare.

Remembrance Day,  known informally as Poppy Day, is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

In Malawi, the Poppy Day honours members of the Kings African Rifles (KAR), the country’s armed force, who died on duty during the First and Second world wars.