Potential beneficiaries of Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medef) loans in Machinga have closed the loan-lending institution’s offices at Liwonde Township, claiming the organisation is not serving the people of the district.
Hundreds of people who applied for Medef loans at Liwonde on Thursday took to the streets from Machinga Secondary School to Medef offices in the township, carrying placards while others were dancing.
The group’s chairperson Ked Matandi said the office would be opened after all those who applied for the loans were served.
“If they don’t want to serve us, then let them relocate to another district where they can serve people.
“This office is not helping us and we have closed it because we are tired of waiting,” he said.
Matindi said the group is fighting a good cause, arguing that their demands should not be politicised.
Machinga district commissioner Rosemary Nawasha, in an interview, said she would present all the concerns raised by the group to relevant authorities at Medef.