A recent claim by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that a public health officer accused of demanding bribes to manipulate lucrative contracts did nothing wrong contradicts admissions of illegal activity by both the government and the officer himself, according to interviews and email messages reproduced in a report by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund report, released earlier this month, accuses public health officials of demanding hefty bribes to secure millions of dollars worth of contracts from several local and international firms. The worst offenses were allegedly committed by former National Malaria Center
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