MACRA this year resumed its sponsorship towards the ICT MISA awards category after a two year break.
The awards are given out as part of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebrations which is commemorated on May 3 every year.
The ICT awards recognized excellent reporting on ICT as a key development issue for Malawi and the stories focused on the link between ICT and development.
At this year’s Awards, Yamikani Yapuwa of Malawi News Agency (MANA) and Thomas Kachere of MIJ FM won the ICT award in print and electronic media respectively.
MACRA contributed over K1.5m towards the event.
MACRA has contributed MK1, 173,000 to Patience Namadingo’s fundraising drive for the Children’s Cancer Ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre.
Out of the total sum donated to the good cause, MK173, 000 was from money contributed by members of staff while MK1 million was from MACRA as an organization.
MACRA Deputy Director General, Mr. Francis Bisika, officially presented the MK1 million cheque to Namadingo during the artist’s live performance at MACRA Head Office’s car park in Blantyre.