KING'S VANITY COMES BEFORE THE POOR

From Swazi Media Commentary Sat Feb 23 2013, 10:18:00

An extra E220 million (US$73 million) is to be spent in the coming year on Sikhuphe International Airport, dubbed King Mswati III's vanity project.

Meanwhile, only E125 million is to be spent on free primary education in Swaziland.

The Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Education Fund, set up to help mainly children whose parents had died from HIV-related illness, gets E170.5 million.

And, elderly people are to get an increase of only E20 per month in their subsistence grant, taking it up to E220.

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