In drought-stricken Ethiopia, 980kg food aid seized being illegally shipped away from the hungry

30 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

This has been continuing practice in Ethiopia, mostly carried out by the ruling party cadres that are used to stealing imported wheat, sugar and oil from the rich. The security has known this for a long time, and the culprits as well, since some of them are its employees.

Now, however, the regime has no such luxury, at a time when food scarcity has become prime concern, especially as hungry citizens have started to defy the TPLF’s ban on them and are now traveling to Addis Abeba to look for food and/o beg; the TPLF is now tightening control over international humanitarian food aid.

The following theft of 980 kg, or 98 quintals, of peas was seized in Shashemene, along with other contraband goods, including mobile phones, accessories and agricultural inputs.

በሻሸመኔ ከተማ በህገወጥ መንገድ ሲጓጓዝ የነበረ 98 ኩንታል የእርዳታ እህል በቁጥጥር ስር ዋለ
አዲስ አበባ፣ ሚያዚያ 21፣ 2008 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) በሻሸመኔ ከተማ በህገወጥ መንገድ ሲጓጓዝ የነበረ 98 ኩንታል የእርዳታ እህል በቁጥጥር ስር ዋለ።

የሻሸመኔ ከተማ ፖሊስ መምሪያ 98 ኩንታል አተር ክክ በፖሊስ የተጠናከረ ፍተሻ በጭነት መኪና ውስጥ መገኘቱን ገልጿል።

በፍተሻው ከአተር ክኩ በተጨማሪ 184 ዘመናዊ የሞባይል ቀፎዎች እና 6 ካርቶን የአረም መድሃኒት ተገኝቷል።

በሻሸመኔ ከተማ አስተዳደር ፖሊስ መምሪያ የወረዳ 1 ፖሊስ ፅህፈት ቤት የህዝብ ግንኙነት ባለሙያ ረዳት ሳጅን ሙሂዲን መሀመድ እንዳሉት፥ ተሽከርካሪው በአጠቃላይ ግምታቸው ከ758 ሺህ ብር በላይ የሚያወጡ እቃዎችን በህገወጥ መንገድ ጭኖ ሲጓዝ ነው በቁጥጥር ስር የዋለው።

አሽከርካሪውም በቁጥጥር ስር ውሎ ምርመራ እየተደረገበት መሆኑን ገልፀዋል።

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