February 20, 2014
Michael Melaku, a former Safety Security Department officer of the Ethiopian Airlines, who left Ethiopia last year and now resides in Switzerland, had exposed the internal maladministration, corruption and nepotism within the Ethiopian Airlines. Michael said the Airlines is now dominated by people who hail from the ethnic group of the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF). He said all of the 18 anti-hijackers (T-4) of the Airlines hail from the same ethnic group – Tigre. He said especially after Girma Wake, the ex CEO of the Airlines left and the current CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, who also hails from the TPLF, took power the Airlines became a “hell”. He said the main problem within the ET is racism and nepotism. There is a deep rooted maladministration. There is no single trade union as it has been divided into three.
Please watch the interview[highlight] HERE[/highlight]