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Mixed-up priorities

I LISTENED to the radio this week and heard that the African Cup of Nations soccer showcase currently being played in Ghana will now be beamed live by ZBH after a massive US$1 000 000 was paid to secure braosdcasting rights.


Last

week there was an article in the Herald that the Ministry of Water was failing to raise R15 000 000 for pipes required to sink boreholes in suburbs worst hit by the shortage of water.


A quick calculation will show you that US$1 000 000 is equivalent to R7 000 000, half the amount needed for pipes to sink the boreholes.


What sort of prioritisation is this where a game of soccer takes precedence over human lives?



Masawi Munyanyi,


Greendale.

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