Zim. Govt. Accused Of Misusing AIDS Funds

Zimbabwe’s a mess. There’s really no other way to put it.

Their inflation’s around 231%, industry’s nonexistent, most of the nation’s people are uneducated and underfed. And, of course, there’s their madman president, Robert Mugabe, who has led the government and his people into what appears to be an insurmountable crisis. Thus, it should come as no surprise that health organizations are accusing Mugabe’s government of misappropriating potentially life-saving grants:

The Zimbabwe government has been accused of misusing funds mean to fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases by an international aid agency.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has claimed that $7.3 million of the $12.3 million it gave to the government did not go towards its intended use.

The organization says that repeated attempts to get answers from Central Bank and government health officials have been unsuccessful.

This comes as the fund’s board is set to vote on Friday on granting an additional $400 million to the Zimbabwe government.

Let’s hope the board realizes they’re flushing their money away – Mugabe’s not interesting in saving his homeland. What is he interested in? Perhaps being remembered as one of the top ten worst leaders in human history. If so, he’s definitely succeeded.