Chimunthu dances valentine style for charity: Ex-Speaker help raise money for education in Kasungu

Former Speaker of the National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda decided to dance the Valentine Day in style to raise funds for the fast collapsing public education in the country.

Chimunthu Banda wife his wife-dancing

Chimunthu Banda wife his wife-dancing

KLC President-Jackson Kam'mayani

KLC President-Jackson Kam’mayani

Chimunthu Banda-speaking during the event

Chimunthu Banda-speaking during the event

At the invitation of Lions Club in Kasungu, Chimuntrhu Banda danced the night out to raise funds for the rehabilitation of libraries and sanitation of public schools in the tobacco growing district.

“It is not that people that give have too much, no but they just have the spirit of giving. Even if you have the little, you can share,” he said.

He donated books and an undisclosed some of money for the cause.

Chimunthu said in these hard economic times, Malawians should embrace the culture of giving.

“The government has wonderful, very good education programmes but cannot do it alone, let us all help,” said the respected politician who retired from active party politics.

Lions Club chairman in Kasungu Jack Kammayani appealed for more donations for the cause.

Elsewhere, most Malawian couples celebrated the day by going out to lunches, dinners and dances organised specifically for the day.

Though economically hit, some couples managed to save a little they could for the special day and in Lilongwe, some women and men walked casually in the streets donning the valentine colours of red and white though doing it Malawian way, no kissing in public.

Malawi has been hit by the worst economic times in years as inflation, and interest rates are record high while the kwacha continue to tumble against the dolllar now trading close to K800 to a dollar, pushing up the cost of living, making the valentine celebrations low key compared to past years.

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8 thoughts on “Chimunthu dances valentine style for charity: Ex-Speaker help raise money for education in Kasungu”

  1. Dobadoba says:

    Chimunthu Banda is shrewd in the way he manages his public image.
    His marriage was saved after he was summoned and counselled by the respectable late Ethel Mutharika after the wife complained of ill treatment and his philandering.
    As for cash gate chances are he got his loot seeing how much wealth he has amassed from being a mere secondary school headmaster to politician and taking a break from public life has helped take the public scrutiny off him.

  2. Jack says:

    It was indeed a memorable occasion for a worthy cause. I hope all high profile Malawians can emulate such humility shown by the former speaker of Malawi parliament.

  3. Lost malawi says:

    Chimunthu has one wife. She was my year mate at Bunda where she upgraded to Bachelor of Agriculture some three years ago. Before that, she had a Diploma in Education and she has taught in mantpy Secondary Schools.

  4. Chimunthu has two wives. Mmodzi samamukwanira. He is powerful. Too much Cassave in Nkhotakota

  5. chikopa says:

    Che Wika osadanda akazi alipo ambiri oti inu simungawamalize. Msiyeni mzanu anjoye ka. Kaya mkazi wa a Chimunthu Banda ndi mlongo kapena msuwani wanu?

  6. Nyamakumutu says:

    Ndithu Chimunthu should be the next president. MCP if you want to rule this country then try Chimunthu Banda not zo Ochakwera zanuzi. Mark my words apo biii prepare for being in opposition for ever.

  7. mavuto says:

    A Wika mkazi wa a Chimunthu simwana ali ndi ana oti anamaliza sukulu kungoti anzanu amadziwa kusamala amai a kwao ndi chifukwa chake sakufwifwa. Nanunso mutamapanga choncho akazi anu anthu azizawayesa kamwana. Azimai ambiri akumakalamba msanga chifukwa cha mavuto

  8. wika says:

    MKAZI WA CHIMUNTHUYO NDI MWANA ZEDI . MCHIFUKWA NINJI AZIBAMBO MUMAKONDA KUKWATIRA TIWANA TOTI SISAYIZI YANU.WANA WANU WA MUNA AKWATIRA NDANI? MUNDIYANKHE MSANGA.

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