Bankers in the country have been warned against laxity and urged to prioritise integrity in financial management to keep the sector’s credibility intact.
University of Malawi (Unima) Vice Chancellor, Professor John Saka, made the call in Blantyre on Friday at the Institute of Bankers graduation ceremony.
According to Saka, the banking sector remains pivotal to economic development, hence, the need for players to avoid compromising integrity.
“There is a need to adhere to certain core values including integrity.
When the bankers respect integrity it means they will operate professionally,” said Saka.
Institute of Bankers Board Chairperson, Paul Guta, reaffirmed commitment of the institute in advocating for adherence of standards among players.
Guta said the sector remains committed to serving the nation with integrity and credibility.
“For every orginisation to function well, there must be right skills which we believe the institute is creating,” said Guta.
Over 80 students were accorded diplomas and certificates in banking and finance.