Nico Holdings says it is committed to help in the improvement of standards of business journalism in Malawi.
Nico corporate affairs manager, Mbumba Mlia, was speaking in Blantyre on Thursday when the conglomerate presented an air ticket to Capital Radio reporter Chimwemwe Mangazi to travel to South Africa to attend a week long Sanlam Business Journalism School for journalists.
Mlia said the company appreciates the role that journalists play in the socio economic development of the country.
She said well trained journalists are a pinnacle of development for the country as well as the corporate world as they are able to interpret and simplify complex business issues to the general public.
This is the second time Nico Holdings is sending reporters to the Sanlam Business School. Last year, two reporters – one from Times Group and another from Nation Publications Limited, were sponsored by the company to attend the summer school.
In his remarks, Mangazi – who left for South Africa on Sunday, thanked Nico for considering him to attend the business school.
He expressed confidence that whatever he will learn will help improve hi s business journalism skills.