Tunisia’s PM Fires Energy Minister over Graft

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed dismissed his energy minister Khalid Kaddour who is facing a corruption probe, the Premier’s office said.

Kaddour was dismissed less than a year after his appointment in September 2017 in a move that will trigger other sackings.

Kaddour will stand before justice in November over allegations of “administrative and financial corruption” within the ministry.

Hachem Hmidi, secretary of state at the ministry, was also sacked along with the director generals of judicial affairs and fuel.

The shake-up is the latest move in the Prime Minister’s anti-corruption drive, which has caught up numerous senior officials and businessmen since it was announced in May 2017.

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