Monday, May 13, 2013

Ending corruption in Ethiopia

(May 13, 2013, (ADDIS ABABA))--Speaking with a number of government officials on Sunday following a private cabinet session, they told that the road to Ethiopia’s economic boom is through ending corruption in the East African country. Their session and comments come after a top minister was arrested over corruption charges along with 11 others involved.

“We have to look forward and in order to do so we, as a country, must be willing to acknowledge our mistakes and start to end this corrupt nature that is part of government,” one spokesman in the Prime Minister’s office told “Ethiopia must be a leader on clean government that will be a standard for all of Africa.”

Businesses in the region regularly complain of corruption as an obstacle to their work. Transparency International ranked Ethiopia 113 out of 176 nations worldwide in its 2012 perception of corruption index, where No. 1 is considered least corrupt.

That ranking puts Ethiopia above most nations in the Horn of Africa and east Africa regions, although Rwanda is ranked 50. Read more from Bikya News »

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Anonymous said...

While it is too good to blive that the country is now taking action on corruption, primarily due to the fact that those that looted the country in a big way are still in power and in fact vying for higher positions, the effort will prove genuine if it only continues hunting all those that are in power.

Anonymous said...

Most of the times actions of this sort is politically motivated. the only way the Ethiopian government will show that this is a genuine effort to root out corruption is by bringing to justice all those that are involved one way or the other in corruption,

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