FDH Bank has given Institute of Accountants in Malawi (Icam) K2 million for its coronavirus (Covid-19) response programmes.
The donation will be part of a fund set up by the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) for the private sector initiatives to address Covid-19 needs in the country.
Speaking in an interview, FDH Financial Holdings public relations officer Lorraine Lusinje said the bank sympathises with authorities on the challenges the country is facing due to the pandemic.
She said: “We are a long-time partner of Icam and resonate with the impact of Covid-19 on the country; hence, supporting the initiative to assist the nation in fighting the pandemic,” she said.
In his remarks, Icam chief executive officer Francis Chinjoka Gondwe said the institute recognises that it does not work in isolation and is equally affected by the impact of Covid-19.
“We applaud the sacrifices of health personnel are making by putting themselves on the front line of the Covid-19 battle. It is imperative, therefore, that those materials shield them from contracting the disease,” he said.