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Ethiopian MP facing corruption charges as parliament revoke immunity 

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Chal Wata whose parliamentary immunity is revoked on alleged grounds of corruption (Photo : screenshot from state media video)

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The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday revoked the immunity of one of its members. A statement released by the parliament indicated that the decision came after the Ministry of Health requested the House to do so in connection with allegations of corruption.

Dr. Chala Wata is said to have been involved in corruption when he was the president of Bule Hora University.

The Ministry of Justice made claims that Dr. Chala misappropriated money by way of ordering procurement , by passing government procedures, for which over payment was made. 

The statement from the parliament said millions of Ethiopian birr was deposited to his account and a residential building under his spouse’s name was discovered. It is said to be a ground plus three story building.

Mr. Chala defended himself with the hope of reversing the decision to revoke his parliamentary immunity – which was not a success. 

DW Amharic reported that the Federal Audit Bureau was involved in the investigation. 

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for law and justice affairs, Etsegenet Mengistu, is cited as saying adequate evidence suggesting that the scandal did happen is available.  

While admitting that the action was taken, Dr. Chala Wata  claimed that it was due to the situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the issue could be investigated. 

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6 COMMENTS

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  2. All Amhara members of Ethiopian Parliament and leaders of Amhara party are corrupted and genociders .

    mahibrekidusan terrorists

  3. Good news. Now, please investigate, Adanech Abebe, Takele Uma, Shimeles Abdisa, and Abiy Ahmed. It’s open secret they are looting the nation blind.

  4. I told you, I told you! What did I tell you about all of these individuals especially the ones are supposed to be well educated and pushing the ethnicity cards. Boy, do they know how to talk and feed on the raw emotions of the gullible! I told you what their ultimate goal is. They main objective is to carve out a territory, call it their ‘republic’ fiefdom and fleece their people alive with the last penny in their pockets. Many of them are already doing that now already. This one could be one of them. He is now saying that the accusations against him are politically motivated. But the evidence presented by the prosecutors is overwhelming. It was the same scheme others were using during the years between 1991 and 2018. They inflate prices on items they purchase goods intended for public use and pocket the difference. They used that to buy expensive real estate and and open fat bank accounts overseas. Most of these smart alecks are openly and discreetly bigots. They are predatory pathogens that have descended upon rather honest and harmonious people. They are reportedly present mainly in Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regions. They should be weeded it out in a court of law.

    • Here is the Oromo “leader” talking about displacing Amara by demolishing their homes selectively in “Sheger cities” surrounding Addis Abeba, he calls them “our enemies”.
      When a so called “leader” (a degenerate bigot) call citizens of Ethiopia “our enemies” what would the average uneducated young Oromo is expected to think & do?

      Here is the excerpt of this bigot’s speech translation (On TikTok) I was unable to post the video here.

      Source:
      https://t.me/AdebabayMedia/2818

      በአ.አ ዙሪያ ካለው የጅምላ ማፈናቀል ጋራ ተያይዞ ያለው ግብ እነሆ
      ++++++
      (አቶ ሽመልስ አብዲሳ ከተናገሩት)
      “የአዲስ አበባ (ፊንፊኔ) ከተማን ከበናት የሸገር ከተማን ለምንድነው የገነባነው? በስትራቴጂ አስበንበት ነው እየገነባን ያለነው፡፡

      – ጠላቶቻችን ምን እየሠራን እንደሆነ ገብቷቸዋል፡፡ አንዳንድ የእኛ ሞኝ ግን አልገባውም፡፡

      – እመኑኝ! እናንተ እድሜያችሁ ወጣቶች ናችሁ፡፡ በመጪዎቹ 30 እና 40 ዓመታት የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ የሚባለው፣ የኢትዮጵያ ጂዲፒ የሚባለው ሸገር፣ ቢሾፍቱ፣ የገዳ ስፔሺያል የኢኮኖሚ ዞን እና አዳማ ይሆናሉ፡፡
      – ገዳ ስፔሺያል የኢኮኖሚ ዞን የአፍሪካ ቁጥር አንድ ጂዲፒ እንደሚሆን አነዳች ጥርጣሬ የለኝም፡፡ ይህም በቀጣዮቹ 30 እና 40 ዓመታት እውን የሚሆን ነው፡፡”

      Have you noticed all their arguments and narratives, and such all gravitate to and centered around “Money”, they care-not about Freedom, Honor, and Valor…???

      That is why the Hate Emperor Menelik II, and ADWA victory; but they admire colonial Britain so much, they adopted English-alphabet for their Oromo, sidelining Amharic-alphabets which is more superior & sophisticated in its structure & idea expression than any other.
      But again what do they know, they just started reading and writing during Emperor Hailee Selassie I era of school expansion, within the last 80 years.

      Bigots short-lived-journey always ENDs BADLY.

      The people of Ethiopia watch these bad-actors in disgust, but they know full well this current drama is going to end badly for these bigots as such dramas had ended before, since 1974.

      Be well

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