Malawi’s Montfort Media gets new printing machine from Italy

Publishers and other customers who do business with Montfort Media Limited in the Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka are now assured of higher quality of their publications following a donation of the state-of-the-art printing machine which the publishing house has received from Italy.

Speaking during the official ceremony of unveiling the 5-colour machine held at Montfort Media premises on Sunday, Bishop Francesco Beschi of Bergamo Diocese of the Catholic Church in Italy urged leaders of the publishing house to use the machine in a way that will help people spiritually.

“Television and newspapers are important. The newspapers and books that you make out of this machine should help people know and obey God,” said Bishop Beschi.

Beschi inside Montfort media print

Beschi inside Montfort media print

In his remarks, Managing Director of the Montfort Media, Father Piergiorgio Gamba took time narrating history of the publishing house and its contribution towards the change of Malawi’s political landscape when it courageously published a historical pastoral letter in 1992 entitled ‘Living Our Faith’ which paved a way for the country’s multiparty politics.

Gamba said the new printing machine therefore will greatly help the publishing house which publishes Lamp, Together magazines and the vernacular Mkwaso newspapers.

“The printing machine will help in production of good products and will improve services as it will print 50 times faster than before,” said Gamba.

Human Resources Manager for the Montfort Media Ludovick Jalasi said Montfort Media will utilize the machine to its fullest.

“Since the machine is very fast it will reduce the printing burden by over 50% of the former machine hence offering efficient services to all our valued customers and prospective customers,” said Jalasi.

A representative of Balaka District Commissioner Lehabiam Mphunda hailed the Italian missionaries for supporting Malawians.

“The gesture shows a strengthened relationship between the missionaries in Bergamo, Italy and its missionaries in Malawi, it is also a step in communication and technology,” he said.

Montfort Media choir as well as Balaka based comedians Gogoda and Matebule spiced up the ceremony.

Montfort media staff

Montfort media staff

Ludovick Jalasi speaking at the ceremony

Ludovick Jalasi speaking at the ceremony

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