MISA Malawi Launches Office, Training Centre
Journalists in Malawi now have a permanent place to call home after the Media Institute of Southern Africa Malawi chapter unveiled Mtolankhani House in Lilongwe Thursday.
Misa Malawi chairperson, Teresa Ndanga, who started the initiative when she vied for office two years ago said Mtolankhani House shall be a shelter for journalists and a center of journalism excellence.
For 18 years, Misa Malawi had been operating from rented premises and guest of honour Agriculture minister Kondwani Nankhumwa observed that the initiative is a cost-effective measure.
“It may have been a dream, but I hope our humble achievement today is evidence that the Malawi media is wide awake,” MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga said.
“The launch of Mtolankhani House tonight is our message to all that the ‘Truth in Malawi will never die”.
She said now that the journalism profession in Malawi has its headquarters, Malawian journalists shall work in defence of the truth in the country.
“We congratulate MISA Malawi for this house. I hope we will help you to fill it with life,” Carsten von Nahmen, Head of DW Akademie,Germany’s leading organisation for media development, said.
On his part, Malawi Minister of Agriculture Kondwani Nankhumwa (who represented Minister of Information), had this to say,”This day marks yet another milestone in the history of media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information in Malawi.”