Peace keeping troops return from DRC

Written by  Isaac Jali

The Ministry of Defence has commended Malawian troops who are helping in United Nations peace keeping operation in various African countries for maintaining discipline and high standards of commitment during the missions.

Some of Malawi soldiers Some of Malawi soldiers

Deputy Minister of Defence Jappie Mhango was speaking at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe during the arrival of 850 soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Malawi is part of the UN peace keeping mission in the volatile eastern DRC where rebel groups such as the M 23, FDLR and ADF are still causing havoc.


Jappie Mhango said it was pleasing to note that UN commanders in DRC have expressed satisfaction over the conduct and performance of the Malawi troops which he said has helped put Malawi on the map.

“We are proud of you as a nation. The reports we get from the mission commanders are encouraging, which shows that you are from a disciplined army, '' Mhango said.


Mhango said sometimes international media carry stories about gross misconduct on the part of some peace keeping troops from various countries, but Malawi troops have never been implicated.


He then advised them to keep up the discipline and dedication in their respective duty stations back here at home.


Meanwhile another contingent of 850 troops have left the country through Kamuzu International Airport to replace their colleagues who have returned.


This becomes the third contingent to be deployed to DRC.

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