Open Letter to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Rt.Hon. Clare Short,

SOCEPP is addressing this letter to you and the Board to call for the rejection of the candidacy application of the regime in Addis Abeba Ethiopia. The March 18 Board meeting needs to clearly realize that EITI standards are not present or adhered to by the applying government. Transparency and accountability are alien to the ruling TPLF/EPRDF regime. The resources of Ethiopia are embezzled at will by the rulers and foreigners with no accountability done. To cite a few examples: the gold mine at Shakiso by Sheikh Alamoudi and the late Meles Zenawi’s wife is unaccounted for. Economic plunder done by the TPLF trust organizations grouped under EFFORT, who dominate the major economic sectors of the country, is also hidden as EFFORT has never been audited or taxed.  Read the letter and drop it to the following email address in support of SOCEPP's Call: