Tanzania, Nov. 27 -- Arusha. A colourful march past by soldiers graced the commissioning of 740 military officers in Monduli by President Samia Suluhu Hassan yesterday.

In her brief remarks at the event, which ended shortly after 1 pm, the Head of State rooted for highly trained and skilled soldiers.

Out of the total 740 who were commissioned as second lieutenants, 89 of them are female officers, some from neighbouring countries.

The commissioning by the Head of State and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces took place at the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) campus at Monduli.

President Hassan, in the company of several cabinet ministers, later conferred degrees in military science on 109 other military officers.

The course was ...