President’s spin doctor says Medf loans part of ‘Chakwera Hi-5’:  Malawi leader for depoliticisation of scheme

State House director of communication Pastor Sean Kampondeni  has said President Lazarus Chakwera’s position on Malawi Enterprise Development Fund (Medf) loans  is on  depoliticization of the facility powered by the ‘Chakwera Super Hi 5’ – his political mantra.

Kampondeni says President Chakwera campaigned on depoliticization of the MEDF loans. He articulated that position and maintains that position.
Officials at the press briefing

Kampondeni speaking at maiden State House Press Briefing which the Lazarus Chakwera led administration has pledged will be held on weekly basis, said one of the things Chakwera campaigned on in readiness of office of the President was “the depoliticisation of the Medf loan scheme because it is a program that is designed to benefit  Malawians of all walks of life as part of the pillar of Chakwera’s Super Hi-5;  being prospering together.”

In his Hi5, Chakwera is committing prospering together, ending corruption, upholding the rule of law, servant leadership and uniting Malawi.

But speaking at Mlare in Karonga Central on Saturday , MCP second vice-president Harry Mkandawire declared that MCP supporters will be prioritised in the Medf loans disbursement because President Chakwera is the party’s leader and ruling.

Kampondeni was asked to clarify on the remarks by the MCP guru.

He said Chakwera maintains his position to depoliticise the loan scheme which  were previously only given to members of former governing Democratic Progressive Party during former president Peter Mutharika’s rule.

“The current status of the Medf loans is that the management of Medf has been sent on leave pending an audit on the loan scheme in order to identify elements within it that were abusive of the system including the use of Medf loans for partisan ends,” said Kampondeni.

He said President Chakwera, who teamed up with UTM Party president and the country’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima as his running mate in the June 23 fresh presidential election, said “is very serious about depoliticizing the program.”

Said Kampondeni: “As far as the position of President Chakwera,  it  remains the same. He is for the politicization of  Medf  loans by all political players across the board.”

Medf  – formed by an Act of Parliament in February 2014 as the only microfinance limited company owned by government – is a branded version of two former State-owned enterprises, namely Mardef and Yedef.

In the Provisional Budget presented in July this year, Finance Minister Felix Mlusu announced that the Medf has been increased from K15 billion to K40 billion, stating that it will be increased further to K75  billion.

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Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
9 months ago

Not long from now Chakwera is going to be exposed that he has all along been selling the nation a dummy. This practice of taking to media houses will shortly render his messages sterile because he continues making empty promises and worse still he goes on to add more promises and yet from the initial list not even one has been initiated. Get one thing into your head Mr. President, leading is not achieved only by being theoretical but by leading pragmatically. You have to own the plans and not push everything to your juniors for implementation. Those juniors (ministers)… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

I agree with you in totality, there is something that is missing, I can’t put my ginger on it but at times it just feels like we don’t have the President. The fact that Chakwera surrounded himself with relatives and friends is just a bad sign.

oculus
oculus
9 months ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

You were never going to be happy even if Chakwera was to cure cancer.

What goes up must come down. We have a new Sheriff in town given a mandate by the people.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

There nothing the so called spin doctor has said. These are misfits at state house.

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago

Mr Talk Talk keeps on talk. Stop with the sermons akulu. MEDF is a DPP project, yambitsani yanu

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

DPP theft! But seriously how can any serious minded person support the DPP legacy under APM. Ufiti chani, kapena kungozolowela kuba?

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Truith hurts. Sorry chief, mwakhunzika

MIssionaries
MIssionaries
9 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

MEDF is a DPP project?! LOLOLOLOLOL

Eh, good riddance! DPP thought the country was a personal fam.
The people got tired of nyasi zimenezo, lero ndi uyo opanda mano wathawila ku Mangochi.

Remember “Over my dead body”? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

February 2014 DPP was not in government akulu. In any case this is tax money and its a mistake to say that its brain child of a specific group of people when its its representatives of all Malawians who decided in Parliament. Government projects belong to all Malawians and should not be stopped at every change of leadership. This is foolishness. Bingu was building the Nkhotakota nkhufi Road. But when Joyce took over the project stalled and the tax money already spent was wasted. Stupidity at its best. Let’s hope that Chakwera will really finish all the projects started by… Read more »

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Drink water chief, relax. You will pop a vein ghadhamit

Nsanje port
Nsanje port
9 months ago

Mwayambapo

Mpakateni
9 months ago

What Mkandawire said is a true reflection of MCP’s character. You can’t run away from that.

Hope
Hope
9 months ago

Let us also know about this Mkandawire man. Also if your belief is indeed in depoliticizing development, where does Kokoliko stand considering that it is talking about mega farms which should be a government agenda

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago
Reply to  Hope

Are you sure about it being government issue or government financed. Go read the the establishment write up.

Kwa
Kwa
9 months ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Mega farms was a campaign agenda nanu.

Total Truth
Total Truth
9 months ago

We can not even begin to believe Mr Talk Talk President wants to depoliticise the lending process will be when he sacks Mkandawire. Otherwise once again Mr Talk Talk President Chakwera is misleading us Malawian. We voted for SKC not Talk Talk SIM card

Last edited 9 months ago by Total Truth
Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
9 months ago
Reply to  Total Truth

Boring comment!

Corona King
Corona King
9 months ago
Reply to  Total Truth

I agree, izi zachibusazi mmmm zikuoneka ngati za DPP zochitika zake

Total Truth
Total Truth
9 months ago
Reply to  Corona King

Boring comment? & I agree. I am free to express my views regardless of what you feel.

Giringo
Giringo
9 months ago
Reply to  Total Truth

Rubbish! Useless cadet. Just say you voted for your adad and now you are crying. Don’t hide behind SKC

Last edited 9 months ago by Giringo
chimbirajembe
9 months ago
Reply to  Giringo

Whatever, in any way, who can cry because your talk talk mutton president is buys with his American thinking nothing?

WaWa
WaWa
9 months ago
Reply to  Giringo

Truth always hurts. Malawi is for SKC we want SKC not President Talk Talk Chakwera bassi!!! Ziwutha zithani we want SKC

Last edited 9 months ago by WaWa
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