Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Limited bailed out Malawi Olympics Committee with money amounting to K7 million to help them prepare the mini Olympic Games expected to kick-off on November 21 to 23 at Civo stadium in Lilongwe.
About 179 athletes from Boxing, Judo, table tennis, cycling are scheduled to take part in the tournament.
The ceremony took place on Friday afternoon at TNM Headquarters Office in Blantyre in the presence of some Malawi Olympic Committee officials and TNM officials.
In his remarks, TNM Head of Division- Marketing Sobhuza Ngwenya said they thought it wise to bail out Malawi Olympic Committee following their request.
“They requested us if we can assist as they prepare for the mini Olympics Games. it pleased us to render support because it is one of our social responsibilities to help the general public,” said Ngwenya.
Ngwenya also emphasized that it is TNM’s wish to see Malawi progressing well in the Olympic Games a apart from other games.
“If we give them enough support it will be easier for us to dominate in the game. Our only plea to the players is to work hard so that they put the country on the World map,” he said.
Malawi Olympics Committee general secretary Helene Mpinganjira hailed TNM for their timely gesture and urged other companies to emulate the telephone operator company.
“This a timely gesture because we have left with a few days before the games kick-off in Lilongwe. We are very thankful to TNM and our hope is that other companies should follow suit,” said Mpinganjira.
Mpinganjira, who also assured TNM that the money will be used for its intended purpose because their aim is to see the country competing on the highest level in future.