Just wondering aloud! What if an African Prince arrived in this country unannounced, is greeted by ministers and is given the keys to the city. The Prince and his eight person delegation spends three days in the country and the official announcement states that the Prince was “Apprised of areas of investment including agriculture, infrastructure, housing, aviation, tourism, oil and gas” – absolutely nothing about the health sector!
Months after this trip, a European investigative newspaper reveals that the Prince was visiting various other third world countries selling drugs. Additionally, at least two members of his delegation were wanted for crimes in other countries.
Coincidentally, what if it was announced that the then Minister of Health, Volda Lawrence, entered into a sole sourced contract to purchase approximately US$9M worth of drugs from the African Prince at twice the usual price on the open market.
Just wondering, whether the current excuse of “the drugs were badly needed, so it matters not the route or cost, it will save lives” would have been made in defense of such a purchase or would the champions of accountability be shouting for an audit plus criminal charges for all involved?? Maybe it’s the continent that makes all the difference. OR……, Is this Animal Farm??