Ethiopia’s Government to Investigate Foreign Accounts Held by Political Appointees




Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is keen on financial transparency among top government officials. His cabinet appointees are no exception. He made the comments during a cabinet meeting

The state-run broadcaster, Fana Broadcasting Corporation, disclosed the PM’s stance on corruption within his administration and adding such issues will not be tolerated during his tenure.  The premier even mentioned that authorities were combing the foreign bank accounts of some government officials.

Countries under scrutiny, according to the Prime Minister are cooperating with the government’s probe.

The meeting which took place on May 15, a half-day arrangement, was geared towards finding means by which officials could deliver results and respond to the demands of the public.

The historic transition of democratic power in April has set fertile grounds for positive changes noted PM Abiy Ahmed.

”Prime Minister Dr. Abiy further stressed that integrity, excellence and time conscious are crucial to addressing such sizeable peoples’expectation” states the FBC.

Weekly cabinet meetings which usually took place on Friday, has been shifted to Saturday so as to avoid wasting time during a working day.

Amid widespread protests and political turmoil which forced the resignation of former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Abiy Ahmed succeeded him in mid-February paving the way forward for the implementation of reforms in the East African nation.

Being the first person from the Oromo ethnic group to rise to the position of Prime Minister under the ruling coalition. Dr. Abiy Ahmed has promised to open the country’s democratic space and engage with his political foes.






Neba Benson,

BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst


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