Madonna To Become Malawi Citizen?
Madonna is set to further tighten her bond with the African nation of
Malawi - a government official has revealed the pop superstar is set to
be made an honorary citizen.
The 4 Minutes hitmaker has become emotionally attached to the
impoverished nation after adopting tot David Banda from an orphanage
there in 2006, leading her to fund orphanages in the country.
She has also set plans in motion to build a $40 million (£20 million)
school to help provide education to Malawian girls.
Madonna recently produced the documentary I Am Because We Are, in which
she chronicles the plight of the Malawian people.
The documentary opened to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival
in France earlier this month (May08). And now the pop icon will be
honored for her devotion to the country, with the country's government
making plans to grant her the same rights as their citizens, reports
Britain's Hello! magazine.
Billy Kaunda, Malawi's deputy tourism and culture minister, is quoted as
saying, "We are proud as a country to be associated with such a
megastar. "She will have freedom of all cities here. She won't be
bothered with issues like visas and other limitations."