ADDIS ABABA (HAN) May 17.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Getachew Ambaye, minister of Justice (MoJ) up until today, has been appointed as the first Attorney General in the newly established Federal Attorney.
Parliament has approved the draft bill establishing the office earlier last month, after a heated debate and ample back and forth. The establishment of the Office and appointment of Getachew will kick start a process that relinquishes the MoJ – and all entities that have prosecutory powers, including special prosecutors of the Ethiopia Revenues & Customs Authority (ERCA), Federal Ethics &Anti-corruption Commission (FEACC), and the Trade Practice & Customer Protection Authority (TPCPA), to be followed by major reshuffle of heads and general human resource streamlining.