Erimias Amelga sends a message from prison


Hana Belay

Erimias Amelga sends a message from prison

Ermias Amelga, a renowned entrepreneur and businessman, has been in prison since January 2019 in a corruption case related to former officials of METEC. The arrest was related to the procurement process of the Imperial Hotel which he sold on February 2, 2012. The government military complex, Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC), bought the hotel with 75 million Birr from Erimyas with two round payments, divided within several months. While in prison, he finished his second book and sent a letter to his fans at the book launch party.