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Stop this boring song of in-door netball court

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The story that Malawi government will build a state-of-the-art in-door netball court has been repeatedly said by our honourable politicians until it has become more like a Lord’s Prayer.

The government started promising to build an in-door court a couple of years ago, but to the chagrin of the nation, nothing has materalised.

It is unfortunate that of late Malawi is ruled by politicians who are good at peddling lies than walking the talk.

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It is a shame that the country, which is ranked second in Africa and sixth in the world in as far as netball is concerned, has no proper netball court, let alone any imposing structure.

It is annoying that this promise will always resurrects each time Malawi Queens have returned from an international tournament.

Of course, we appreciate that government has no sufficient funds to pump into the sport, but at least, it should have done an honourable thing by fulfilling its promise.

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I am still looking forward to a day when one of these ministers who peddle these lies would come out in the open and admit that there isn’t political will to construct the much-talked about in-door court.

It is painful to imagine that these lies come from men and women we call honourables.

The problem is that, when you ask these so-called honourables questions on their lies, they will brand you an enemy of Malawi sports and unpatriotic citizen.

It would appear at Capital Hill there is a template of lies which every Sports Minister uses once he or she occupies the office.

Of course, we appreciate that the game of netball is run by quacks and upstarts, but that should not be the reason enough to deny them a proper in-door court.

It is a fact that this game is run by people who are not ready to serve netball, but personal interests but still we should continue giving them the benefit of doubt that one day they would improve.

Since these women came into office, we haven’t seen any meaningful change to the game we once used to feel proud of when the elite of our netballers were in action.

Mark my word, these mothers and sisters, who are opposed to light and progress, only become useful when flying overseas.

This committee is so annoying that sometimes, as a writer, you can easily lose your cool and abandon the language of diplomacy that is supposed to guide us in this noble profession.

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