ZPPA has denied granting a ‘No objection’ in the Honey Bee Pharmacy drug supply tender, arguing that it wasn’t required to do so because the procurement method used was Limited Bidding. The Authority was reacting to a News Diggers editorial published last week stating that “…The Zambia Public Procurement Authority opposed the Ministry of Health’s decision to select Honeybee Pharmacy as a bidder because it did not have the requisite qualifications to even take part in the bidding, but the company was awarded the US$17 million tender. Later, the ZPPA director general was removed and a new one was brought in. The person who rescinded the ZPPA position and signed a no objection letter for this tender to go through…...

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