Two outstanding business journalists for 2019 Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA), Malawi chapter awards are all smiles with Airtel fully funded trip to the republic of South
The journalists Tadala Kaledzera of Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Joseph Mwale of Nation Publication.
During MISA Malawi annual media awards gala that took place on 4th May this year at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel Kaledzera won best business and economic journalist of the year award in electronic media-radio category while Mwale won the same award but in the print media category.
The two journalists are expected to leave on Friday,27th Septermber,2019 for all expense paid weekend shopping trip to Johannesburg as a prize for their dedication and hard work in issues to do with business and economy of the country.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times at Airtel offices in Lilongwe on Thursday, Airtel cooperate communications and CSR manager Norah Chavula said the compnay value the support they get from the media and as such they also need to support the industry by motivating its players.
“It is very encouraging that this prestigious award is encouraging journalists to work extra-hard and we are hoping that many more journalists will start paying attention to issues concerning business and economy so that next year might be their turn.
“As Airtel, we do this because we understand the role of the media in our communities and country as the whole,” she said
One of the winners Tadala Kaledzera thanked God for the opportunity saying it’s by God’s grace that she outshined other entries in the business and economic category saying it wasn’t easy.
As someone who is passionate about business and economy, Kaledzera said her trip to South Africa will be of great importance in her career development saying she will use the trip to connect with other business journalists in the republic of South Africa so that she can
also learn from them.
“I am very excited for this trip and this is a big motivation to me, I am not only going there to have fun but this is my opportunity to also learn from other journalists who work in the country whose economy is big like south Africa ,”she said
MISA Malawi chairperson Teleza Ndanga has hailed Airtel Malawi for being supportive always and further said the support cannot go unnoticed.
The two scribes are expected to be back home onSunday, 29th September 2019.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :