The Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has spent over K13 million within the first four months of the year towards various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in the country.
PIL General Manager, Enwell Kadango, said the money is part of over the K50 million worth of fund to be channelled towards health and education sectors this year.
He was speaking on Monday after handing over books worth K1.5 million to Chisugulu CDSS in Phalombe as a component of the package.
According to Kadango, in reaction to needs in the two sectors, the business resolved to target 18 health and academic centres through the initiative.
The company has been targeting community day secondary schools and health centres countrywide.
“This is part of our social responsibility having realised that development requires involvement of all stakeholders,” said Kadango.
He said for instance, in the education sector, PIL has partnered with the Ministry of Education in identifying CDSSs that are in need.
He appealed to other players from private sector to also help towards the various sectors of the economy.
In his speech, Head Teacher at Chisugulu CDSS, Eva Chirambo Milanzi, commended the company for what she rated as a substantial step towards addressing challenges faced by the school.
“We are delighted to be part of the beneficiaries of the initiative. This is ideal for improved education standards in the country,” she said.
PIL is owned by oil marketing companies such as Puma Malawi Ltd, Total Malawi Ltd, Petroda Malawi Ltd and Engen Malawi.