Over 40 top-level managers (known to be military generals in most cases) and security personnel in charge of METEC (Metals and Engineering Corporation), the largest military and military complex corporation, are arrested today in the capital Addis Ababa, reports Ethiopian journalist.
The reporter, who mentioned anonymous sources, added that METEC officials and intelligence personnel were arrested when they met at the corporation building, quoted as Amado, near the Imperial Hotel in Graghe.
The reason officials are arrested is not known lists of officials who have been arrested not disclosed so far.
However, it is known that they were arrested at Addis Ababa police headquarters, where the former Somali region president was arrested.
A report by Wazema Radio this week said that the government commits to a very secret investigation and corruption scandals as the reorganization activity of the corporation is in full swing.
News of their arrest arrived a few days after Avi Ahmed, in Gondar, said during a meeting with members of the community that his administration had taken upon himself a major reform in the army in terms of composition and leadership in the command structure that had previously been dominated by an ethnic tiger. In a report published yesterday (Sunday), Ethiopian Latino TV (ESAT) cited what it called "sources close to the prime minister" to report that more than 160 military generals had been stopped.
METEC has investments in a variety of fields in the economy, but is more active in the field of construction and mechanical engineering. However, the corporation is often accused of completing a poor project and great corruption.
Brigadier General (res.) Kenfa Daganu, who led the corporation as a director until he resigned in April 2018 following the election of Prime Minister Avi Abed as prime minister in the ruling party, was recently in the media defending METEC, a society that Ethiopians consider corrupt and incompetent.
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