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.
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.