Ethiopia: PM Hailemariam Stresses Need for Transparency, Accountability

Addis Ababa, 8 November 2013 (WIC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has stressed the need to strengthen institutional capacity in a bid to ensure transparency and accountability. While speaking at a relevant meeting on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Hailemariam said ensuring transparency and accountability is crucial to strengthen good governance in the country.

He said his government has given due attention to building good governance. The Premier urged government agencies to immediately change inefficient administration and discharge their responsibilities, which is serving the public. It is important for Ethiopia to ensure good governance in order to sustain the rapid economic development, he said.

According to ERTA,k over the past years activities have been carried out to build good governance and fight maladministration, he said; yet, the activities undertaken so far are not that much successful.

Hailemariam called on high level government officials to address their limitations related to decision making, which he said is upsetting the public, and respond to appeals without delay.