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Monday, 25 March 2019 08:59

MACRA donates K 1.5 million to PRSM

Written by  Elizabeth Mandala

Blantyre, March 24, 2019: Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has donated K1.5 million to Public Relations Society of Malawi (PRSM) towards a debate and panel discussion the society will hold as the country prepares to go to polls on May 21, 2019.

The cheque presentation ceremony took place on Friday at MACRA offices in Blantyre.
Speaking during the ceremony, MACRA Public Relations Officer, Clara Mwafulirwa, said her institution was impressed with the panel discussion’s area of focus, saying it would tackle the conduct of broadcasters during the election period.

“We believe the debate will give us an opportunity to gain mileage in our regulations of media practitioners during the elections as we value communications through various platforms,” said Mwafulirwa. 

PRSM Executive Member, Chisomo Mwamadi expressed gratitude to MACRA for the contribution, saying the money would help cater for all necessities for a successful debate and panel discussion.

“Image management is one of our core businesses as Public Relations practitioners and the way national elections are conducted affects the image of the country.
“We decided to help create platforms for the promotion of public discussions related to conducting successful tripartite elections this year,” said Mwamadi.

The panel discussion will this time be held in Mzuzu, while the panellists and exact venue will be communicated in due course as the executive is yet to discuss them, according to PRSM officials.

Mwamadi further said though they had solicited funds for the Mzuzu event, PRSM was still appealing to well-wishers to contribute towards the debates that would be held in Blantyre and Zomba.

PRSM is a professional grouping of public relations practitioners from both public and private sectors in Malawi.

Registered with the Government of Malawi, PRSM promotes professionalism and excellence in public relations practice and elevate the status of the profession in the country.

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