The Finance Ministry in collaboration with the Association of Business Journalists (ABJ) is orienting business journalists on the formulation and implementation of the national budget.
The day long training is taking place in Salima where Levi Chirwa, deputy budget director, speaking on behalf of the budget director, said the national budget was a key component in administration of the country.
“It is imperative for business reporters to get acquainted with the processes,” he said.
Vincent Khonyongwa, ABJ’s national coordinator, said business scribes play a crucial role in
disseminating key issues arising from the national budget, saying “fiscal policy is not static, it might change to suit aspirations of Government as such it is quite pertinent to understand and communicate on the same from an informed perspective.”
Topics will include: Processes in national budget formulation, estimation of revenue, debt & aid and roles of the National Audit Office.
ABJ is a member based grouping for business journalists.