Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said his government would strengthen the measures it has been taking against high-ranking officials involved in corruption and rent-seeking practices.
The Premier made the remark on Monday during a press conference on current Ethiopian issues.
Prime Minister Desalegn said an investigation bureau has been established under the auspices of the Ethiopian Federal Police to fight against corruption and to hold accountable those involved in corruption and rent seeking.
The bureau was also tasked with making the wealth of government officials public, he stated.
In his briefing, the Premier added that the ongoing reform program had created fertile ground to bring about committed leadership at various posts.
Using the inputs gained from the reform program conducted so far, arrests were made on suspicion of corruption and rent seeking, besides cabinet reshuffling, he told the press.
A strict investigation will be conducted into high-ranking officials who were singled out as corrupt by the public. Desalegn said the government would take the necessary measures to bring the culprits to book if the allegations are supported by evidence.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister indicated that an institution called “Democratic Centre” has been established to allow the public to give tips on corrupt leaders.
Source: Fana Broadcasting Corporate
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