By Richard Tiyesi
Castel Malawi made a donation of K500,000 to support Sports Writers Association of Malawi(Swam) Annual General Meeting to be held this month -end in Blantyre.
The sports writers body will also elect new office bearers at the annual gathering that will run the affairs of the office for the next four years.
Speaking during cheque presentation in Blantyre, Castel's Senior Brands Manager for Alcoholic Twikale Chirwa said the support is an acknowledgment of the important role that sports media fraternity plays.
"As a sporty brand, we understand the relevance and dedication of journalists in all media channels and the role they play in developing different sports disciplines in the country and in making the game exciting," Chirwa said.
Chirwa noted that Castel enjoys a mutually beneficial association with sports journalists and the support is a confirmation of the cordial working relationship.
"We would like to appreciate the support that Castel receives from the media. Since we started sponsoring sports disciplines in the country media has been always with us," he said.
SWAM Executive Member Frank Kandu thanked Castel Malawi for the support towards the AGM."We are very grateful for the support that Castel has rendered to SWAM towards this day. Castel has indeed proved that they are indeed a true friend. We would like to request other companies and organisations to emulate Castel's gesture because our budget is K4.5m," Kandu said.