Hon. Penda Ya Ndakolo, Minister of Defence, officiated at the opening of the 9th Chief of Defence Force Annual Review Conference. The Conference is an important platform where the Defence leadership review the performance of the Defence Force during the past 12 months and charts the way for the coming year.
In his address, the Defence Minister commended the officers, men and women of the Defence Force for their performance during the passing year. Recognising the challenges faced by the Defence Force, the Honourable Minister also impressed upon the commanders to find immediate and long term solutions to those challenges. The conference was attended by the Chief of Defence Force, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, General Officers, and Senior Officers and Officials from the Defence Headquarters and Arms of Services.