Ethio telecom : TPLF’s economic terrorism, censorship and double-quadruple privatization back-log deals pipeline.
By አዎ አለ ድል በስሜ (Mikael Argae Yimer)
Under the guise of structural reformation, The TPLF regime is pondering about splitting Ethio telecome so as to strategically privatize one of the few, gaint and profitable public holding in the country, along with Ethiopian Airlines, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethio-Insurance, and Ethiopian Shipping Lines. The regime — for fiscally, operationally, and strategically unexplained reasons — has intermediated a number of units in the organization under the table. Notorious TPLF interest groups — and value networks known in Addis and abroad — are doing all sorts of back-log deals so as to take over the public holding. However, it’s important to note that illegal(superficially legal), closed and unfair business deals will retrospectively be severely punishable when Ethiopia would transition to democracy. Where national laws won’t be applied, diplomatic power will be leveraged. Where diplomatic powers won’t be leveraged, other means will be used. That local or international business entity or investment holding which in partnership with TPLF is engaging in a back-log deal that jeopardize the stake of the people of Ethiopia will pay one of the most expensive bills in its business operation . Needless to wait until the country would transition to democracy.
What Ethio telcome needs at this very moment is avoiding all politically motivated interference by the TPLF regime. Prolonged internet cut off for political reason is getting Ethio telecom alone to lose billions/week in net profit while brutally hurting business , and the state of the national economy severely.
According to reports by the OpenNet Initiative and Freedom House, the TPLF regime ( a.k.a the Ethiopian government ) through Ethio telecom imposes nationwide, politically motivated internet filtering. Under a 2012 law regulating the telecommunication industry, attempts by journalists to circumvent Ethio telecom surveillance and censorship of the internet could be interpreted as a criminal offense carrying a prison sentence of up to 15 years.
“The reason as to why TPLF is a terrorist regime isn’t only because it’s hostaging and massacring subjects like daesh does in the Islamic state, but also because it carries out the aforementioned economical terrorisms so as to block free media.”
“The management of Ethio telecom has identified cost saving measures, and that it’s considering a significant structural reform on the telecom giant, ” according to Fortune.
Nevertheless, it’s evident that the strategic team has deliberated only on the peripheries, scapegoating organizational restructuring while missing out on the central, tyranny induced, problems pertinent to the performance of the organization critically : the cost(quantification) of censorship.
At a time when internet is deliberately put off service in the Amhara regional states , and a number of cities across the country, it’s evident that Ethio telecom hasn’t abstracted its basic problems as opposed to organizational structure . Lack of independence, transparency, operational ethics and disconnect from reality are key issues facing the public holding unprofessionally led by TPLF’s corruption, pornography and sex tourism scandal star — Debretsion Gebremichael who’s increasingly suspected of holding fake PHD, and skipping through multiple grades(level or classes) in elementary, high school and university.
Mikael Arage is a techprenuer, manager, engineer, strategist, citizen journalist, life long interdisciplinary student and human rights activist based in Helsinki, Finland. He regularly covers on political economy, technology and business development in Ethiopia. ሚካኤል አራጌ በፊንላድ የሚኖሮ በቴክኖሎጂ ፣ ንግድስራ ፣ ግኝት ፣ ማህበራዊና ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ የግልና ሙያዊ አስተያየት የሚሰጥ ሃገር አገልጋይ ነው። ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ያለዉንም የሽብርተኛው ፣ ትህምክተኛውና ጠባቡ የህወሃት ስርዐት ላይም ተቃዉሞ ፣ አስተያየትና ትንተና ይሰጣል።