One of the country’s leading insurance company Old Mutual has donated K600 000 to Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) towards the association’s two day annual general meeting to be held at Hapuwani Village Lodge in Mulanje from Sunday.
Old Mutual commended the cordial working relationships they have with business
journalists grouping in promoting the company’s business goal.
Marketing Executive for Old Mutual Linda Phoya made these remarks during the cheque presentation.
Phoya said they appreciate the good works the business reporters are doing in disseminating information to the public about its company which has four subsidiaries dealing in diverse areas of business.
Speaking on behalf of ABJ, the association’s purse keeper Dorothy Kachitsa commended Old Mutual for the timely donation which she says will go long way in helping them to meet their budget shortfall towards the Annual General Meeting
She said the meeting will focus and reflect on the contributions of business journalism to the economic growth and the trend of business reporting since the formation of the association with aim to shape the art of business reporting.
According to ABJ, the workshop which will have board chairperson of Press Trust Professor Mathews Chikaonda as guest speaker will be held under the theme ‘Realising the value of Malawi’s business journalism, 50 years on’.
ABJ was formed in 2007. It consists of over 40 members from various media houses who are dedicated to business reporting.
Among other stakeholders who contributed to ABJ towards the meeting are Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), Central East African Railways (Cear),TNM, FD Communications and Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and Hapuwani Hotel.