Madonna means well. The idea to build TEN brand new schools in Malawi sounded good to Madonna. But apparently Madge isn’t proceeding with her plans the right way and that is making people just a tad irritated. Ok irritated isn’t quite the right word at this point in the game. Malawi officials are pissed and confused as hell.
Granted, Madge doesn’t HAVE to build these schools but she said she was going to. In other words, she got peeps in Malawi all effing excited and probably playing Madge’s records on repeat in celebration of the goodness that was about to go down. The problem is, Madge hasn’t gotten approval from government officials for a proposal that is needed in order to press ahead with the plans to build these new educational centers.
Ministry of Education spokeswoman Lindiwe Chide tells Reuters that the announcement that Madge was going to start construction came as a surprise to them because Your Madgesty didn’t even tell them!
Chide says, “Now she decides to announce that she plans to build 10 schools without getting authority from us again. We now feel like this is all about propping up her global image and not in our interest…She has no mandate to decide where she wants to build a school because she doesn’t know our needs and where we want new schools… She first needed to consult us, get permission from us before doing anything.”
Apparently Malawi didn’t get the memo. Madge does what Madge wants. Unfortunately, I have a feeling Madge is going to be like, “Fine! Stay uneducated then! I’m out! Peace!”
Talk about biting the hand that wants to feed ya! Der.