Second deputy speaker of the national assembly who is also Member of Parliament for Mangochi central constituency saluted the accountancy profession for the business it provides to people of his constituency and the entire district in general. Hon Clement Chiwaya was speaking when ICAM made a donation of K1.2 million towards the procurement of desks for Koche Secondary School in the district. At the school, form one students sit on the floor or at best on broken bricks, a very unfavourable situation for learning.

Chiwaya was thankful: ‘every year you accountants come here you support the business community. It is our local people that supply some materials to the hotels that you book. Every little thing that you buy from the people here supports the livelihood of the communities.

The lawmaker urged other professional bodies to emulate the example that had been set by ICAM.

Speaking when presenting the cheque, ICAM President Henry Chowawa emphasized that the accountancy profession is always the profession of the people, is a profession that is built on social consciousness.

‘Honourable second deputy speaker, this is not the last time that the profession will be touching hearts and souls of the underprivileged. We consider it our moral duty to do so. We are part of the national development philosophy of the country and we will keep on responding positively to the demands of our countrymen and women found in stressed situations.

In 2016, ICAM donated desks to Chimbowe Secondary School in Kasungu where students were also learning while seated on the floor. ICAM has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that supports the education sector.