Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Afghan Border Police (ABP) Suffer From Corrupt Medical Officers Within the Ministry of Interior (MoI)
The Afghan Border Police (ABP) have a tough job; but it is made even tougher with a lack of medical personnel and medical supplies. Although the Ministry of Interior (MoI) receives plenty of money to keep the ABP units in the field supplied with medicine and medical equipment - the units don't receive it. For the most part the fault lies with corrupt Ministry of Interior officials in Kabul that sell the medical supplies and equipment on the black market. As with almost everything in Afghanistan corruption has once again diminished the effectiveness of an Afghan organization. This has a disastrous effect on the morale and fighting effectiveness of the Afghan Border Police. Read more in "Corruption, mismanagement handicap Afghan Police", Stars and Stripes, February 29, 2012.