By Mekonenn Elalla Fekadu | January 27, 2014
current dictatorial regime of Ethiopia which imposes the supremacy of
one race is making a prominent chapter in the history of the country by
destroying public resources and ransacking financial assets. In its
twenty-two years of power life, the regime’s administration has been
earmarked with two distinctive traits: corruption and laceration of the
nation into pieces with sharp blade of race. Right from the onset, TPLF
based itself on racial aristocracy, wide spread corruption, and
excessive power abuse to safeguard its members who are extravagantly
wasting the public resource as personal heritage. As racism and
corruption are closely knitted with the authoritarian rule, one can not
be explained in the absence of the other. The dictatorial regime of TPLF
is simply a Petri dish to cultivate corruption bacteria that destroys
the socio political system of the country from top to bottom.
These days, the regime has engaged on a pseudo-anticorruption
campaign to cover up or erase its notorious governance and corruption
practice that have become clearer than the sunlight at noon among the
nation or the international community at large. The current move to
arrest just a small group of corrupted individuals while ignoring those
high ranked officials who are soaked to their neck in public money
laundry pond is a good indicator as the regime has no interest on
breaking the back bone of corruption beyond deceiving the nation.
Otherwise, for the people who do not fan the deceptive game of this
regime, such a small scale ant-corruption act is nothing more than
scooping a spoon of water out of a sea.
Unlike the precedent regimes of the country, TPLF is known not only
to reserve high governmental posts to its party supporters, but also
exclusively rewarding educational opportunities and economic growth
privileges to its so called golden members that paid or believed to pay
the necessary scarifies to keep the system alive on power. Just to
encourage this blind and blood-related loyalty, the party leaves
corruption doors wide open to its supporters, and empowers them to
ransack the country’s resources without any sense of responsibility or
accountability. This partiality clearly defines the existence of favored
institutions and small group of society which are legally licensed for
corruption and power abuse while the rest, the majority, are deprived of
their basic right and being highly scrutinized for any “irregularities”
or whatsoever action considered against the regime.
The dictatorial regime’s current lame move to create corruption free
administrative environment has put a limelight on its own military
generals and commanders that run the defense ministry of the country.
The annual financial report of those auditors assigned by TPLF itself
has vindicated that the accounting exercise of the ministry is marked by
so many irregularities and great financial plundering. The current
Prime Minister Ato Hailemariam Dessalegne is selling his seat and
authority to TPLF officials who maneuver and dictate his mind. He is
making undaunted campaign to give legal protection for those corrupted
criminals that hived themselves in Defense Ministry, National
Intelligence and Security service, and Federal Bureau of Security.
Unfortunately, these three institutions are infamous machineries of the
government that run gruesome acts of inhumanity and destabilization of
peace across the country. Besides this, the above cited institutions are
rated among the top most corrupted organizations where officials misuse
the country’s resources to amass personal wealth are packed in like
Since these three institutions are staffed by irresponsible TPLF
members who lack knowledge to administer the people and fail
accountability for proper administration of financial assets, the prime
minister’s move to immunize them could do nothing good except legalizing
them to vandalize the public resources and to shed more blood of
innocents on the land.
Nevertheless, how hard TPLF tries to cover up its demonic nature and
mimic to care for the people and for the country, the nation have
understood the true nature of the regime and decided more than ever to
abolish the system with its bureaucratic “divide and rule” malfunctions.
Leave aside to blink and miss the high level of corruption and misuse
of power being committed continually, Ethiopians are already well aware
of the charlatan behavior of the regime to forecast its future
intentions that are hidden behind each and every “positive” move it is
making today. Contrary to the regime’s addled administration philosophy
of “divide and rule,” Ethiopians have united their hand to stand
together and are shouting on one voice saying enough-is-enough to uproot
TPLF and its twins, corruption and racism, once and for all.