Dr. Belachew Mekuria was appointed as Head of the Ethiopian Investment Commission to replace Fitsum Arega, who is now Chief of Staff in the office of the prime minister, only four months ago.
A report by pro-government media, Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), reported today that Dr. Belachew has resigned from his position as Commissioner of one of Ethiopia’s key institution, Investment Commission.
Public Relation Director of the Commission, Mekonen Hailu, has told FBC that the Commissioner is resigning as of September 11, 2018. Belachew has served as Deputy-commissioner before he was promoted as Commissioner in April of this year.
Investment Commission did not disclose, apparently, the reason that the commissioner is resigning. However, other sources say that he is resigning to reunite with his family in the overseas.
Speculations expressed in social media reflect opposing views. Some tend to think that Dr. Belachew is resigning probably because he is facing a situation that has something to do with corruption and that he didn’t want to be part of it. Others speculate that he probably got better employment opportunity elsewhere.
A report by Addis Fortune noted that Belachew studied land management and international human rights law. He has also received a PhD in Philosophy from University of Surrey
Belachew is educated in Sweden, in land management and international human rights law. He also has earned a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom
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