Central Malawi Conference (CMC) of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church Internal Auditor, Fanuel Kasamba has advised local church auditors to be vigilant in safe guarding local church funds and assets by conducting regular checks and balances in compliance with church polices.
Kasamba said this on Sunday at Area 49 Seventh-day Adventist Church during a one-day local church auditors' seminar organised by Central Malawi Conference (CMC) which was aimed at equiping them with knowledge and skills on how best they can properly manage local church funds and assets.
"The chief finance officer through the treasury are geared in empowering and encouraging local church auditors to make regular follow-ups on financial transactions and encourage controls in collaboration with the church treasurer," he said.
In his remarks, one of the participants from Likuni Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gladney Mulima hailed CMC leadership for conducting the seminar which he said had come at the right time when the local church needs to have focal responsibility and objectivity in reporting.
"I urge all my fellow local church auditors to put their efforts together in enhancing full responsibility to conduct checks and balances in compliance with church polices," he said.
In an interview on the sidelines of the seminar, Samson Nyirenda of Sector 7 SDA Church said the seminar was crucial in increasing controls and proper management of local church funds in long and medium term.
"As a church we are trying hard to ensure that all church transactions and expenditure have supporting and verifiable documents." he explained.
By Francis Mkanya