Those people critical of the AWB’s business transactions in Iraq should watch this program.
It shows the various tiers of business in the Middle East, and how they are prone to graft and corruption.
Substandard materials have been used by contractors and buildings are falling apart. And when they get new money the buildings are not rebuilt, nor are new ones built. The old ones are refurbished and renovated to add extra space.
Its’ a shocker!
Fabulous, very expensive houses in a certain area of Kabul which have been funded from monies syphoned off from the international aid.
There was a dinner, a HUGE dinner, funded by the donations, and the Government member who was objecting to the graft and corruption was saying, "This is not what the money is for. Look at the waste. Look at all those cars. Where did they come from? The donations paid for them. Not for schools, not for hospitals. But for vehicles, dinners. Such a waste." (paraphrased).
It is very interesting.
More here - 4 Corners: Afghanistan, The Dollar Trail.
"Afghanistan, on the Dollar Trail", a Premieres Lignes Production, goes to air on Monday 19 October at 8.30pm on ABC1. It is repeated on Tuesday 20 October at 11.35pm.