Newly rebranded AHL Group has donated over K1.5 million to Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa-Malawi Chapter) for development of strategic plan.
AHL Group’s administration manager, Isaac Kambilinya, handed over the cheque to MISA-Malaw chair Thom Khanje on Thursday.
Kambilinya said AHL Group values the critical role MISA-Malawi plays in promoting media freedom, independence and professionalism through its advocacy and training programmes.
“It is a paramount important to mention that AHL Group relies on the media to market its products and services. Without the media it would be very difficult for AHL Group to sensitise and raise awareness among the people in this country and abroad,” said Kambilinya.
The company has since commended the media for the support it received during the rebranding of Auction Holdings Limited to AHL Group which was done on 26 February this year.
The rebranding according to AHL Group was done to suit the new working strategy where the company has diversified its working parameters.
In his remarks, media watchdog boss Khanje commended AHL Group for the timely intervention.
“Since 2013 things are not well at the regional headquarters where funding has dried up as our traditional donors have not renewed their commitment for funding. Here in Malawi, we are now in the second year of operation without funding from Namibia,” said Khanje.
Khanje said MISA requires K5.5 million for the implementation of the strategic plan and that it has K4.5 million deficit.
In an interview Corporate Affairs Manager Mark Ndipita, urged the stakeholders that they should not confuse AHL as Auction Holdings Limited but “AHL Group is a company name as NBS Bank, NICO, they are not acronym to mean something.”
AHL Group operates the following companies; Agriculture Trading Company (ATC), Tobacco Investment Company(TIL), Malawi Leaf, AHL chemicals and Steel and AHL Commodity Exchange (AHCX).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :