Malawi Thursday welcomed the Queen’s Baton as it makes its way to Australia’s Gold Coast City, the venue of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
President, Peter Mutharika, received the baton at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on its arrival from Mauritius.
“I would like to urge all athletes to start preparations for the Games so that we can win medals at the Commonwealth Games next year,” Mutharika said after receiving the baton.
Mutharika handed the baton over to netballer, Takondwa Lwazi, before it made its way to Lilongwe’s Civic Offices where the city’s Mayor, Desmond Bikoko, received it.
The baton was then taken to Salima’s Livingstonia Beach Hotel for traditional dances and sporting activities before leaving for Zambia on Monday.
The baton has been to 10 other Commonwealth countries.