June 17, 2013
The Fineline Section of the Addis Abeba based Sunday English Newspaper, Fortune, reports that World Bank’s Board of Directors will meet to review reports by an investigative panel on allegations of the violation of rights in September. “Very soon – September this year, to be precise – the Board of Directors will meet to review reports by an investigative panel on allegations of the violation of rights, gossip disclosed” It reported. Fortune further said,
Three members of the panel were in Addis Abeba a few months ago, although not able to visit the locations where the Administration of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn have committed the alleged abuse of rights in indigenous communities, claims gossip. Nonetheless, they have had their share of tension with authorities on the manner in which regional governments are carrying out resettlements. The Administration accused members of the panel of being biased to the extent of being unable to carry out an impartial investigation on these allegations.
The Paper makes a comparison with the Cambodia of 2009, when a similar measure of land management and administration, was applied.
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