Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the country’s premier mobile service provider, has given Blantyre Press Club (BPC) K1 million for the club’s annual general meeting (AGM) slated for September 18 2015.
The club, which comprises scribes from the southern and eastern region, will hold a three-day AGM in the lake shore district of Mangochi.
Speaking when he presented the cheque on Tuesday, TNM Head of Marketing Webster Mbekeani said the donation was in appreciation to the support they get from the media and they looking to fostering the good relationship between the company and the media.
Mbekeani also said his company rely on the media to reach out to its customers with vital information regarding its products and services across the country.
“We appreciate and recognize the good work you do and you serve the good cause. We are happy to be associated with Blantyre Press Club and I can say without fear of any reprisal, that Blantyre is the hub of the media in the country as it is the headquarters of most of the leading media houses-and TNM can’t be hoping for more in associating with this club.
“Keep up the good work and let’s allow this relationship to grow stronger and stronger for the betterment of our country,” said Mbekeani.
This is not the first time TNM has supported Blantyre Press Club. In September last year the company gave the grouping K500,000 for its post-elections review conference in Mulanje.
In his remarks, Blantyre Press Club Blessings Kanache described TNM as a true friend of the media and urged other corporate entities to borrow a leaf.
He said apart from the AGM, they have lined up a number of activities needing support from companies of good will.
“We don’t take this support for granted, and you have really proved to be a true friend of the media. Last year you bailed us and you have just done the same this year.
“As you have indicated, we ask TNM to really keep its doors open and flexible to the media. We will not tire and stop knocking at your door because we have several other activities ahead of us and we want our dreams to come true,” said Kanache, who was flanked by his vice Emmanuel Chibwana and other executive members.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :