Premier has set about reducing military’s role in economy
Police detain 63 people, including 27 suspected of graft
By Nizar Manek, 13 November 2018
Ethiopian police arrested dozens of people in an investigation into suspected corruption at Metal & Engineering Corp., a key industrial conglomerate linked to the country’s military.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is enacting a pledge he made after coming to power in April to reduce the security forces’ role in the state-planned economy, part of sweeping reforms he’s initiated. Three months ago, the government ended MeTEC’s involvement in a $4.6 billion hydropower project.