abiy ahmed: The new head was deputy director of the corporation for seven months
By Fasika Tadesse
The new head was deputy director of the corporation for seven months
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appointed Ahmed Hamza (Brig. Gen) as a new director general of the state-owned military-industrial conglomerate, Metals & Engineering Corporation (MetEC), replacing Bekele Bulado (PhD).
Ahmed, who has been deputy director of the Corporation for the past seven months, was assigned to the post on November 13, 2018, but took over as head of the Corporation last week.
MetEC has been in upheaval recently. In the past few months, it has been terminated from almost all the mega projects it was involved in, and close to three dozen of its administrators and employees have been arrested under allegations of crimes of grand corruption.
Prior to his appointment, Ahmed was deputy director of MetEC in charge of finance and investment. He was one of six deputy directors of the Corporation with responsibilities for project management, logistics, operations and business development.