ICAM gets HRDC assurance on peace as protests collide with Indaba

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By Earlene Chimoyo

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) has disclosed that it has received assurance from the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that the planned protests will not affect their forthcoming annual lake conference.

The institute was on Monday locked in meetings with the HRDC, and other interested parties in the anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations which resume tomorrow ahead of the ICAM conference which starts on Thursday.

The protests organizers took a break following a Supreme Court order for them to discuss with other stakeholders such as the Attorney General and security agencies.

However the protests are expected to resume tomorrow Wednesday, a day ahead of the ICAM indaba which is expected to have international delegates and local delegates travelling to the forum.

In a statement made available to Capital FM President of the Institute, Bwighane Joel Mwenelupembe states that ICAM is continuing discussions with the various stakeholders involved in the demonstrations.

 

Mwenelupembe has since disclosed that the Institute is in the meantime monitoring the situation.

“The Institute will continue to engage and advise its delegates to ensure they travel safely to the venue of the conference,” said Mwenelupembe in the statement.

The chartered accountants are expected to gather in the lakeshore district of Mangochi for their 2019 Annual Lake Conference set to run from the 19th to the 21st of September.

The HRDC earlier in the week  told Journalists that they have cancelled the three day demos in Mangochi in order not to interfere with the ICAM indaba.

 

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