Speaking when he handed over the symbolic ticket to MISA Malawi, AXA bus Managing Director Cuthbert Chinguo said his company understands that journalism was an oxygen of any economy hence their kind gesture towards MISA Malawi’s Plea.
He said his company values the relationship that exists between them and the media fraternity in the country.
“We value the relation we have with the media in the country and we are hoping that the donation will make a change towards the event,” said Chinguwo.
The donation is worth over K1 million in cash.
Receiving the symbolic ticket in Blantyre on Monday Chairperson of MISA Malawi Thom Khanje thanked all the companies and organisation that have come forward to assist towards the event.
He said the donation spice the cerebrations as it means that a lot of scribes from both South and Central region would travel to venue well and comfortably.
“We are very thankful to AXA for coming to our rescue in making sure that we travel safely to Mzuzu. We are also thanking all companies that have sponsored the individual awards that are to be given to successful journalist on the day,” said Khanje.
The theme for this year is Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Safety in the Digital Age` but Khanje disclosed that the commemorations will be centered on the fight to have the table mountain bill passed into law.
On Saturday, May 2015, the celebrations will start with a freedom march throughout the city, a football game followed by a gala dinner where various prizes will be given to journalist who have done well in different categories of national importance.