Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Mid
    Mid is offline
    Thailand Expat
    Mid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    1,413

    Malawi : Villagers kicked out for Madonna school

    Villagers kicked out for Madonna school
    Fri Feb 12 2010


    Malawi's government is backing a move by Madonna to build a $16.84m girls' school.

    Malawi's government has told a group of villagers they will have to move to make way for a $16.84 million girls' school being built by pop star Madonna.

    Residents have refused to leave the site just outside the capital, Lilongwe.

    Lilongwe District Commissioner Charles Kalemba told 200 villagers on Thursday that the government land had been handed over to Madonna.

    Another official, who did not wish to be named, told AFP Commisioner Kalemba said the villagers "were lucky to have been "compensated for the houses, gardens and fruit trees."

    The official said a local chief, Binson Chinkhota, told the villagers to "accept the reality as there is nothing we can do."

    The villagers have been offered other government land.

    Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, who will be principal of Madonna's school, said the singer paid the villagers more than 16 million kwacha (about $A130,000) to compensate them for their houses.

    Headman Binson Chinkhota urged residents to move, saying the school would benefit their children.

    news.ninemsn.com.au
    Last edited by Mid; 12-02-2010 at 05:47 PM.

  2. #2
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,880
    Christ, I wish all of these fucking assholes would just stay at home, sing, snort coke and divorce each other rather than going overseas fucking up the lives of people whose lives are already pretty fucked.

  3. #3
    Tonguin for a beer
    Bung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Last Online
    25-09-2016 @ 09:58 PM
    Location
    Wat Bung
    Posts
    3,845
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, who will be principal of Madonna's school, said the singer paid the villagers more than 16 million kwacha (about $A130,000) to compensate them for their houses.
    Is that each?

  4. #4
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,880
    ^ Yes. After you divide by 200.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    20-10-2012 @ 04:24 PM
    Posts
    7,959
    Wonder how much of that money actually reached the villagers?

  6. #6
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,880
    ^I would think 'virtually none' would be a safe bet.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    The Muffinman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Klongsan
    Posts
    1,526
    So the Malawi currency is the Kwacha, ya learn something new every day. Wonder what the odds are of me forgetting this again by tomorrow?

    Oh, and Madonna is a stuck up slag, can't stand the bitch.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •