First Lady praises female Police officers for displaying courage
First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has commended female Police officers in the country for remaining courageous amidst increasing violent protests which she said is threatening the officers’ own lives.
Mutharika was speaking at Police college officers mess ground in Zomba during the Eastern Region Police special prayers on Friday.
The prayers were organized by female Police officers as part of World International Day of Prayer, which the First Lady launched last week, Friday, in Blantyre.
"Your job is becoming extremely dangerous by passing of each day. But you have remained resolute in making sure that Malawi remains secure," said Mutharika.
She also commended spouses of Police officers for supporting their wives and husbands in uniform in these times.
The prayers were held under the theme: "Rise! Take your mat and walk"
In her sermon, which was drawn from the Holy Bible book of John 5 verses 2 to 9, Inspector Chrissie Salamba advised women in the country to avoid becoming divisive factors in the society.
She said from the Bible times, women have had special places in the leadership circles, but have often times relegated themselves to mere gossipers.
Activities of the day included motivational spiritual talk and musical performances from Balaka Police SDA Singers among others.
Offertories for the day, which amounted to over K200, 000 will go towards the less privileged in Phalombe.