Ethiopia: Police Detains Former EPRDF Veteran Bereket Simon, Ex-Tiret CEO Tadesse Kassa

By Mahlet Fasil

The police have arrested founding member of the ruling EPRDF and veteran politician Bereket Simon, and former TIRET Corporate CEO, Tadesse Kassa, A.K.A. Tinkishu, the Amhara Mass Media Agency reported.

They are detained on suspicion of wasting public money when both were running TIRET Corporate, a conglomerate owned by the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP).

On August 24, ADP suspended both from its central committee membership and said they were being investigated for inappropriate conducts in running TIRET.

Breaking: ANDM suspended veteran politician Bereket Simon (*1st pic) & Taddese Kassa (Tinkishu), who was the former TIRET Corporate CEO, from the party’s CC membership. ANDM said both will be investigated for inappropriate conduct in running ANDM’s conglomerate TIRET, state TV pic.twitter.com/HU41xjeLvu

– Addis Standard (@addisstandard) August 24, 2018

In July 2018, Dashen Brewery Plc, which is primarily owned by TIRET, has replaced Berket Simon and Tadesse from its board membership. AS

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