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University President apprehended for corruption

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Former Bule Hora University President, Chala Wata. He is facing corruption charges. (Photo : SM)

By Hailegebriel Endeshaw
Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Police have put under custody a parliamentarian and President of Bule Hora University ,in Bale Zone of Oromia Region, after the House of Peoples Representative revoked his immunity.

The parliament lifted the immunity of the MP, Chala Wata (PhD), at its 13th regular meeting held here yesterday following request on suspicion of corruption as forwarded to the House by the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The MP allegedly accused of causing great damage against the government by having business dealings in violation of the civil procurement law. The MP, Chala Wata (PhD), had trade dealings with a consultancy firm named BHU, which he established privately, and hiring it for the University as a building consultant. 

Investigation indicates that the MP has allegedly drawn over 23 million birr and deposited it in the bank account of the newly established own firm. He also executed improper procurement of birr 195 million. The University president further allowed the procurement of 14 vehicles and machineries at a cost of 116 million birr under the name of a private firm. The vehicles and machineries procured with University finance were discovered to be owned by private firms.

Chala wata, whose immunity was revoked, defended himself saying that the BHU consultancy was owned by the University as an income generating firm. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “University President apprehended for corruption”, President of Bule Hora University, April 5, 2023

    SHOCKING NEWS
    Robber! Robber! Robber!
    Shocking, Shocking, Shocking
    Amazing, Amazing, Amazing
    Sad, Sad, Sad
    It happens to UNIVERSITY President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YES, YES, YES UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT !?!?!?!?
    And having a Degree of 10-inch paper in size
    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    THE WELL KNOWN POOR ETHIOPIA IS LEFT EMPTY HANDED.
    IT IS NOT FAIR. ETHIOPIA DID ITS BEST TO EDUCATE ITS CHILDREN
    INSTEAD, IT WAS GIVEN A SLAP ON ITS FACE, THE TRACE OF WHICH WOULD NOT GO AWAY FOR MANY CENTURIES TO COME.
    Well, ETHIOPIA, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO BEAR IT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
    THE END
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    Postscript
    Please note the effect of the shocking news item to ETHIOPIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN. PLEASE “THINK” ABOUT IT.

  2. I really feel sorry for this nation. What I am surprised is that corruption, nepotism, racism… are the good reflections (ideocyncracy) of the incumbent givernment. Guys, don’t forget what the PM himself said once regarding corruption. When the thing seems to fire back at him, he instantly hit the break and closed the chapter. I tell you the chapter of the corruption may come to an end now, but it is not the end of the book… By the way, this news reminded me of the recent incident of the procurement of city buses.
    Cheers!

  3. I am very surprised to read this news. It reminded me of the directives given by the PM the other day regarding the corruption in this country. They started a sort of campaign on corruption… But they had to stop it when they see it is firing back to them. Corruption is the top deadly enemy of this nation. You go to anywhere here, you will not get any business done smoothly without bribe. Look what they are doing on the benzene. They are selling it out to neighboring countries at a cost of exaggerated money. See what they are doing on the gold… Did you say anything about the recent news of the city buses? Yeah! We all know who are behind this business or the corruption. But that is the ‘No Go Zone!’ God, have mercy on this nation!! By the way, the president of the university whose story we have just read was appointed by the PM. What?

  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.

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