The Institute of Internal Auditors in Malawi (IIAM) this year took the Internal Audit May Awareness campaign to Mpemba Reformatory Centre where auditors engaged the young offenders on the importance of internal auditors in society.
The auditors also used the occasion to donate assorted items worth K500, 000 to the Centre.
IIAM president, Paul Nyirenda, said the occasion is an annual event during which time auditors engage various sections of society on the role auditors play in the development of the country. “In May every year, we teach people the importance of internal audit and this year we thought we should come to this rehabilitation centre and teach these children how they can become internal auditors. We also brought sugar, cooking oil, flour, rice, toiletries, and other assorted items just to alleviate their plight,” said Nyirenda.
Nyirenda then appealed to firms and organisations to treat internal auditing as one of the important functions running their business.
One of the instructors at Mpemba Reformatory Centre, Osborne Kananji, thanked IIAM for the support.
“The children come here without anything and most parents don’t visit them. So the Centre fends for itself. This donation has come in handy and we hope some companies will emulate the gesture that the internal auditors have shown to these children”, said Kananji.
Mpemba Reformatory Centre was established in 1958 as a care and protection centre for children before it changed to be a remand and committal centre for children below the age of 14 found to be in conflict with the law.