34 Ethiopian Senior Officials Arrested Over Alleged Corruption


According to Fana BC the Ethiopian government arrested 34 senior officials, businesspersons and middlemen on suspicion of corruption.

In a statement made by Dr Negeri Lencho, Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) for journalists, the arrest came after a detailed study and necessary preparations by the government.

Today’s operation, which is part of the pledges made by the government to root out rent seeking, will be strengthened in the coming days, he said.

The detained government officials are from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), Ethiopian Sugar Corporation as well as Federal and Addis Ababa City Road authorities, among others.

According to the Minister, the government will soon announce names of the detainees and the kinds of crimes they committed.



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    Prof PCS Reddy

    Strange news on the arrest of currepted officials and middlemen in Ethiopia. But I heard that it is only political drama and there no case of punishing those arrested. The curreption in Ethiopia is open secret from top to bottom at govt level because all the top level official positions and political positions are nomiated positions only which is against to the principle of democracy.

    When I worked in Maddawalabu University I found huge curreption in construction, practical and office equipment and library books.during 2012 some dramatic arrest was made and after some time they released them. Same in the case of Ambo University during 2015. I found huge library buildings and laboratories without books and equipment. I heard the same scenario in almost all Universities.

    There is no strict financial and performsnce audtting and punishments forr the currepted. Every common citizen in Ethiopia say same thing and it is a major setback for the development of Ethiopia.

    I heard that there was great fear to do curreption during Derge period and absolutely no fear for curreption today in Ethiopia.

    If any one question that what happened to several hundred billion USD International funds in last two decades and inspite why more than 70% of Ethiopeans are below poverty line still today and why International community blindly giving funds without questioning tbis.

    Prof PCS REDDY ECONOMIST INDIA – +91-8790471108

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