By Monalisa Nyirenda:
FDH Bank has advised to communities in remote areas in Mzimba District to utilize banking services offered by the bank’s local banking agencies in their areas.
Mzimba FDH Bank Manager, Henry Mkandawire gave the advice Friday during the District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting.
“We have noted that a lot of people from remote areas flock to our district’s main branch for banking yet we have local agencies in rural areas.
We want them to utilize the local agencies and consequently save transport costs,” said Mkandawire.
He then said his institution will embark on an advocacy project to make sure that communities are aware of the availability of FDH banking services in their areas.
One of the DEC members who is also NGO Board District Coordinator for Mzimba, Allen Mwangonde commended the bank for the initiative saying most people do not know that the bank also offers its services in rural area.
“Apart from saving time and transport money, we hope, issues of theft will also be minimized because most criminals target people from rural areas who go to Mzimba Boma for banking services,” said Mwangonde.