Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A big oops...

According to the BBC, "South Africa's health department has recalled millions of condoms given out under a programme it funded.
The company that produced the condoms, Zalatex, allegedly bribed a government official to certify almost four million faulty condoms as up to standard.
The government is now recalling all 20 million Choice brand condoms produced by the company... About five million people in South Africa are believed to be infected with the HIV virus.
Every year, the South African government distributes hundreds of millions of condoms in a bid to control both birth rates and sexually transmitted diseases."

If the bribe portion of the story is true, then this is criminal. Once again, corruption rears its ugly head.

1 comment:

Debo Hobo said...

Hot Dog-literally....