Blantyre, Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) Friday donated K5 million to Malawi Institute of Engineers (MIE) towards the institute’s annual general conference scheduled for September5- 6.
Speaking during a cheque presentation at the company’s head office in Blantyre, EGENCO Chief Executive Officer, William Liabunya said engineers form an essential part of the society that help in building the nation.
Liabunya said without the contribution of engineers, it would be very difficult for the country to have good and proper structures, and run the machineries, just to mention but a few.
He then said EGENCO being a company full of engineers, felt obliged to make the contribution towards this year’s MIE conference.
We understand that EGENCO cannot do without engineers since we deal with machinery. For many years, we have been working with the institute on how we can enhance the skills and knowledge of our staff as well as engineering as a field.
Apart from being in a working relationship, we also think we have the responsibility to promote the institute and one way of achieving that is through financial contributions, said Liabunya.
He further said the conferences that the MIE has been having for years have also helped in enhancing the capacity of its staff and such benefits are manifested by the workers’ improved performance.
We believe in modern and innovative ideas, the conference will, therefore, enable our staff to gain high quality skills and in turn, improve their performance, the CEO said.
Malawi Institute of Engineers Executive Secretary, Engineer Martin Chizalema commended EGENCO for what he described as timely support.
MIE and EGENCO are good partners and it is our prayer that this friendship will continue.
The support received today will help us in our preparations for the event, said Engineer Chizalema.
This year’s MIE General Conference is budgeted at MK78 million and it will take place in Mangochi.
Source: MANA Online