November 11, 2012 High-ranking TPLF official flees to Canada High-ranking TPLF official flees to Canada

ESAT News |The Director of the Federal Civil Service Agency has reportedly sought asylum in Canada. The longtime TPLF loyalist Atakliti Hagos reportedly left Ethiopia for good with his family, which is seen as a sign of frustration and division within the ruling elite after the death of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. 

ESAT learnt that Atakliti has been absent from work for over two months but reportedly arrived in Canada a over month ago. ESAT effort to get a statement in relation to the director’s defection from the Federal Civil Service Agency did not bear any fruits.

Another high ranking TPLF official, Getachew Belay, former deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT) and Minister of Revenue reportedly fled to the United States. He was said to have disputes with Azeb Mesfin over money.

According to informed sources, Getachew, a close relative of Sebhat Nega is said to have siphoned off millions of dollars. TPLF’s business conglomerate EFFORT is known to have been rife with corruption. It neither pays income tax nor allows external auditors to look at its books

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