Ethiopian Revenue and Custom Authority fired 312 employees. Report by Fana Broadcasting says that the employees were fired on grounds of ethical misconduct in serving tax payers and incurring what the statement described as unnecessary expense to tax payers.
From the report, there were issues related to tax collection.
Fana cited Abraham Nigussie, vice director of ECRA, to report that while number of tax payers increased by 31 percent revenue didn’t grow correspondingly in a way to reflect economic growth.
The problem is explained in terms of smugglers, tax evaders and corruption.
High ranking officials and business people were recently arrested in connection with alleged corruption charges.