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Education minister in Madagascar fired for embezzlement over plans to buy sweet worth $2.2million for children



Madagascar’s education minister has been fired for attempted embezzlement over plans to order sweet worth more than $2.2m for schoolchildren.

The minister Rijasoa Andriamanana had explained that pupils would be given three lollipops each to take after they drink the “bitter” COVID-Organics concoction so it will help mask the “bitter” aftertaste of the herbal remedy for Coronavirus.

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina however halted the plan by kicking against it and accusing her of plans to embezzle funds in her ministry.

A statement announcing the minister’s dismissal also confirmed her counterpart in the higher education ministry, Elia Béatrice as the acting Minister of Education.

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