The Malawi Defense Force (MDF) soldiers have been asked to exercise discipline when it comes to matters of financial management in line with their work.
Old mutual Unit Trust Managing Director, James Mvula made the remarks on Wednesday during the drill competition that the Malawi Defense Forces conducted at Zomba Air Base.
Mvula said many soldiers end up being poor when they retire from service because they do not know how to invest their money.
During the event, the soldiers came out in numbers to interact with the general public, a trend which has not been happening in the previous drill competitions.
On his part, the Inspector General of the Malawi Defence force, Major General Dr. Paul Velentino Phiri said the drill will help the solders to work as a team and will help them to follow commands.
“I commend Old Mutual for coming forward to offer the men in uniform financial education which is in line with our efforts in improving the lives of soldiers in the country.” General Phiri, who was the guest of honor at the event said.
Men and women in uniform from Changalume Barracks, Cody Barracks, Zomba Admin, and the host Zomba Airbase participated in the drill competition with a sponsorship of over K 3 Million from Old Mutual Unit Trust.
During the competition, Zomba administration emerged winners and walked away with a cash prize of 1 million kwacha and was seconded by Zomba Air Base which won 7 thousand kwacha.
Individual prizes were also given to outstanding soldiers who outsmart their fellow colleagues.
Also in attendance was the Mayor for Zomba city, officials from Zomba police and prison services and other dignitaries.