Social commentators have questioned the priorities of the national leader, President Joyce Banda, who a few days ago donated MK 50 million to two football clubs: Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets.
Banda’s donation came at a time when there have been problem s rocking the health sector, a thing that has made Malawians wonder as to where Banda places her priorities at.
“We have no medicine in hospitals and the President splashes MK 50 million to football clubs?” wondered one commentator on social media.
Meanwhile civil servants are yet to receive their salaries and some have wondered why it is that President Banda is distributing money to the teams instead of being at Capital Hill to be working on their late salary issue that has become a more common song.
Others have viewed the move by Banda as a way to buy votes from the football following majority as she has come in as a way of relief to the cash-strapped teams.