BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—David Kasenza and his family, who are also the owners of Davina Furnishers, have just given a true meaning of selfless by selling their posh car, Ford Ranger, and donate all the proceeds towards Covid-19 fund raising initiative championed by Onjezani Kenani.
On Friday, pictures of the stylish car were viral on social media with a message “FAST SALE.
Order this car at only K10,000,000 ( ten million kwacha) and make a good profit after. This is my personal car and I have only used it for one year plus a month ( second hand car from South Africa).
“Don’t be scared with the lower price…. I have an emergency ( 100% clean deal and no issue with interpol). New tires / new shocks / mileage less than 130k” attached to it.
In view of the message, one would think David Kasenza was in financial gulf and wanted to quickly address it by selling his beautiful car at a giveaway price. But to the contrary, the emergency that Kazenza had was the exponential increase of Covid-19 cases across the country and felt duty bound as a citizen.
“After spending sleepless nights with the increase in number of COVID 19 cases I had no choice but to make this sacrifice of moving from my comfort zone to save lives. The past two weeks has made me realise what really matters in life.
“There are things that you can get after working hard and disciplining yourself but with life, once lost then the chapter is closed. I don’t want to wake up one day regretting that I could have done something and save the lives of two or more people in the process. Am here to honour Onjezani Kenani’s initiative of curbing the spread of the virus and equipping our health facilities by donating
K10,000,000 ( ten million kwacha ) towards it,” wrote Kasenza, adding “TOGETHER WE WILL SAVE LIVES!!”
Onjezani Kenani came up with the initiative to raise funds for the battle against the second wave of Covid-19, which has proved more deadly than the first wave.
The initiative, which started on a low pace, is now receiving an overwhelming support from Malawians across the global and the private sector.
Meanwhile, Standard Bank has become the first commercial bank in the country to respond to President Lazarus Chakwera’s declaration of State of National Disaster, announcing that it has released K112 million to go towards the provision of Covid-19 emergency medical equipment and supplies.
Standard Bank Chief Executive Philip Madinga indicates, in a statement, that this brings the bank’s total contribution to coronavirus response initiatives to K214 million after it spent K102 million towards the same cause during the first wave of the pandemic.
“The immediate release of the additional K112 million is our swift response to the current Covid-19 emergency. The funds will specifically go towards the purchase of vital supplies and the replenishing of medical supplies critically running low in the hardest hit facilities in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Zomba and Mzuzu,” Madinga says.
In additional to the K112 million, Madinga said Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Mzuzu Central Hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital and Zomba General Hospital will each receive refills of oxygen, personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers and care-givers as well as patient monitors.
Since the pandemic found its way into Malawi, 17 365 cases have been recorded with 445 deaths and 6408 recovery as of yesterday.
Globally, as of 7:11pm CET, 22 January 2021, there have been 96,267,473 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,082,745 deaths, reported to World Health Organisation.