Realising the crucial role the media plays in disseminating information, Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) officials on Friday conducted a training seminar for business journalists to equip them with skills on capital market reporting.
In an interview, MSE chief executive officer John Kamanga said a good number of investors and the public find it difficult to understand information relayed by the stock exchange evidenced by the numerous enquiries; hence, partnering the media to simplify information.
“We know that the stock exchange plays a crucial role in terms of development of the economy and in our case, we have seen it fit to link up with the media fraternity in terms of conveying the information to the public,” he said.
Kamanga said MSE wants the media to convey timely, accurate, simplified and consistent stock market news to the public.
““We also want to ensure that information disseminated is accurate and simple such that the investing public makes use of it,” he said.
Kamanga said MSE wants consistency stock market news in the media so that people easily follow the activities to make informed choices.
Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) secretary general Taonga Sabola described the training as an eye-opener, saying the stock market has a pivotal role to play in the development of the country.
“It is crucial that we, the media, are conversant with such an important element of the financial market. We believe that knowledgeable journalists are key in this endeavour,” he said.