Ethiopia: Premier vows to continue crackdown on suspects of corruption, human rights abuses

by Engidu Woldie
ESAT News (November 15, 2018)

“Ethiopia should not be a country where some steal in millions of dollars while others scavenge for food in dumpsters,” Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said in his written statement today.

Dr. Abiy Ahmed has vowed that his government would continue crackdown on officials suspected of corruption and human rights abuses.

Scores of army generals and government officials have been arrested while search were underway to arrest more suspects.

In a statement issued today, the Prime Minister likened corruption in the country to “cancer” which he said requires an all out fight by all citizens to root out the pandemic problem.

In a statement titled “Let’s fight cancer together,” Dr. Ahmed said those officials arrested on suspicion of corruption and violations of human rights would be brought to justice; justice, he said, they had denied the public while they were in power.

He said it was the duty and responsibility of his government to catch thieves, scoundrels and rights violators wherever they are and bring them to justice

Ahmed called on the public to join him in the fight against corruption and human rights abuses.