Azeb Mesfin, widow of the late Meles Zenawi, is reportedly given 10,000 square meters plot of land in Addis Ababa.
The plot is located in Kebena neighborhood and used to be a tree nursery site. A residential house is to be constructed for Azeb Mesfin with government coffers. With the current size of residential land allotment of Addis Ababa city administration, the tree nursery site given to Azeb Mesfin is enough for 109 households.
The tree nursery site employed 20 permanent and up to 30 temporary workers and was established at a cost of 5 million Ethiopian Birr.
For many Ethiopians, Azeb Mesfin is an epitome of corruption and is unpopular.
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