THE Ministry of Health has seen a fair share of corruption scandals in the past years. Under the Patriotic Front, the ministry was literally turned into a cash cow. Unregistered companies could win tenders worth millions of dollars without proper documentation. Some would falsify financial statements to get government contracts and no institution was there to protect public resources from being looted. In fact, institutions such as the Office of the Attorney General, the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) and the Zambia Public Procurement Authority abetted corruption in the drug supply process by paying a blind eye while illegalities were being committed. In one instance, we had the Attorney General nodding the award of a tender by the Ministry of…...

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