Madagascar President sacks Education Minister for ordering $2m sweets

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina has sacked the country’s Minister of Educatio, Rijasoa Andriamanana, over plans to order more than $2m (£1.6m) worth of sweets for school children.

According to the BBC, the Minister said the school children would be given three lollipop sweets each to mask the “bitter” aftertaste of the Coronavirus remedy produced by the country, called COVID Organics.

However, President Rajoelina oblected to the plan and called it off.

Several African countries, including Nigeria, have since taken delivery of the herbal medicine while several others are still importing Covid-Organics amidst criticisms from the World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Madagascar’s National Medical Academy.

Closed to 1,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Madagascar, with seven virus-related deaths.

WHO, in its latest report on the Covid-Organics, said it is considering the herbal medicine for clinical observation process.

Daily Post


Leave a Reply

Next Post

I don’t care about second term, says Nasarawa governor

Sat Jun 6 , 2020
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that he is not bothered about being re-elected in 2023. In a chat with journalists in Lafia, the state capital, to mark his first anniversary in office, the governor said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; a period […]
%d bloggers like this: