Madonna’s Decision Not To Build School Angers Malawi Residents



Malawian residents are angry at Madonna, after the singer scrapped her plans to build a school as promised.

Madonna had planned to build a school for girls for the people in Malawi but decided against the project.   Now the Malawi residents are angry, claiming they were tricked into giving up their land.

The singer had planned to build the school in the village of Chinkhota, close to the capital city Lilongwe, through her Raising Malawi charity.

But Madonna announced earlier this week that the project was not going to happen because of financial mismanagement.

The decision not to build the educational facility is drawing criticism from people in the area as well as those that gave up their land to the government for the school to be built.

Grevansio Makina, 42, siod. “I used to have a maize garden here but I was told to make way for the school. We agreed to give up the land because we hoped we will get some employment… but we have been duped.”

The leader of the village Chief Chinkhota said, “I don’t know what to tell my people for it was me who convinced them to give up their land. Now they think I fooled them… Maybe I should just give the land back to the owners. But my hands are tied since we gave the land to the government, that in turn gave it to Madonna. We don’t know what to do.”

Madonna has put millions into Malawi through the charity in the past few years.   Her two youngest children Mercy and David were adopted from the country.

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