Lilongwe Water Board donates MWK 3.5 million to Media Institute Of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi

By Burnett Munthali

The Lilongwe WaterBoard has handed over a K3.5 million cheque to the Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA Malawi Chapter towards its annual awards in the Urban Water Development Journalist category.

Chief Executive Officer for the water utility body Sili Mbewe says this will help build the journalists’ capacity in reporting issues of water and sanitation which are crucial.

He says the institution is also  delivering sewer services thereby a need to work with media institutions with the aim of raising more awareness on issues of both water and sanitation.

Member of MISA Malawi National Governing Council Steve Zimba has expressed appreciation over the support.

Two weeks ago, Financial services provider, Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited, donated funds as well towards the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter and Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) dinner due to take place this month.

The company donated K2 million to MISA Malawi for its Gala dinner and K2.5 million to IIM for the Insurance Charter Dinner which was initially scheduled for 4th and 25 April 2024, respectively.

Speaking during a cheque presentation ceremony, Human Capital Executive for Old Mutual, Rex Kadzongwe, said the donation to MISA Malawi is part of their commitment to the Old Mutual Responsible Business Reporting award, a category which they sponsor under the MISA Annual media awards. 

He also said as a responsible business entity, their sponsorship of these two professional bodies signifies their commitment to excellence and continuous professional development.