111.2 million birr of assets and money has been confiscated by the Federal Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (FEACC) and regional commissions in the past two budget years.
According to FEACC report, in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 budget years the federal commission has seized over 26,639 square meters of land, over 83 million in birr, gold worth 21 million birr, five villas, four buildings and nine companies.
The report presented at the Third National Anti-Corruption Coalition meeting held on Thursday, December 17, at the UNECA indicated the commission has also frozen a significant amount of money and property.
In the past two budget years, FEACC and regional commissions have received 16,591 corruption and claim tips, the majority of which went to the federal commission.
In the 2013/14 budget year the commission received 9,044 corruption tips, while the balance is in 2014/15 budget year. The report stated that FEACC has collected 6,418 tips and directed over 38 percent of the total tips and to regional commissions.
From regional commissions, Amhara Regional State Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission received 2,942 tips, which is over 17 percent of the total tips. Tips from the Ethiopia Somali region on the other hand, sit below zero percent, according to the report.
39 percent of the total tips received in the past two years were out of the commission’s power or not included as the commission’s responsibility. Corruption claims that obtained by the federal commission were mainly related to public procurement and land, followed by claims on legal procedures and taxation.
In the stated period, the commissions and other bodies investigated 7,226 cases. Of these, 1,551 cases have appeared at court and 1,334 cases have received final verdicts, all in favor of the commissions. The conviction rate in the past two years has reached 86 percent in cases and 81.1 percent on corrupt individuals.
Over the two budget years, the government has collected over 11 million birr from fines.