Revenues Ministry Gets Enforcement Force

Ministry of Revenues is forming an enforcement force tasked to fight contraband, Adanch Abebe, minister of Revenues disclosed today.

The regulation that enables the Ministry to have such a force was approved by the Council of Ministers, last Saturday.

The newly established enforcement squad, Customs Police, is made to be accountable to the Federal Police Commission.

“It’ll help our effort in fighting contraband,” Adanch told journalists.

This is a return back to tradition. Ethiopia has had a Customs police which was formed in 1996 and mandated in controlling contraband and tax fraud issues. However, it was dissolved in 2008 with the introduction of the civil service reforms across the state structure. During the Imperial time there was such a force known as “Finance Police”.

Published on Dec 04,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 971]



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