According to Reporter, November 10, 2018 – over 40 former METEC (Metals and Engineering Corporation) officials and members of intelligence agencies were detained.
On November 9, 2018, METEC officials and intelligence officials were detained yesterday, the report said.
The Ethiopian government has not disclosed whether it has been detained in METEC so far and it is far less of who was former METEC official.
According to sources, the company was held in prison during a meeting in the Gerji area of Adis Ababa.
According to sources, they are believed to be imprisoned at the Federal Police Temporary Custody Center.
METEC stayed in hot water for a while believing that current government officials are deeply involved in corruption and mismanagement.
In August this year, METEC was terminated in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project for delay and mismanagement resulting from it, according to government officials. Read METEC's story.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abey Ahmed has criticized delaying compensation not only for GERD project delays but also for Italian contractor Salini Impregilo, a major contractor in GERD.
In October this year, METEC, an armaments industry company, announced that it would be reorganized in an effort to restore its name.
In addition to pending reorganization, METEC changed its name to National Metal Engineering Corporation (NMEC) until it was approved by the government.
Brigadier General Kinfe Dagnaw, who served on the board until his resignation in April 2018 after he was elected prime minister, has recently become a media supporting METEC.