Kawale, Atupele join Malawi media run

Agriculture Minister Sam Kawale and Atupele Muluzi were the high profile politicians who joined Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi chapter fundraising run in Lilongwe on Saturday.

MCP deputy spokesperson and legislator Ezekiel Ching’oma also turned up for the event.MISA Malawi wants to raise K10 million to build a training centre at its Atolankhani House in Lilongwe and the run was used to foster mutual trust between politicians and the media.

Misa Malawi President Theresa Ndanga thanked all those that turned up and those that made financial contributions. She said the challenge was that the run coincided with two parliamentary meetings but they had expressed their solidarity.”The Fun run served two purposes; bringing politicians and journalists in a non-work environment so they get to interact informally but also to raise resources for the MISA Malawi training centre project. We are happy that we were able to achieve both. Both politicians and journalists turned up and made substantial financial contributions,”

Ndanga told The Investigator after the race.The run started at Area 18 memorial pillar to Parliament building at City Centre in Lilongwe.Dozens of journalists and media practitioners including President Lazarus Chakweras press secretary Anthony Kasunda, Vice Presidents spokesperson Pilirani Phiri and National Planning Commission publicist Thoma Khanje participated in the run.Kasunda and Khanje are former Presidents of the MISA Malawi.