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Ethiopian Parliament Speaker evicted from government housing

borkena, Ethiopian News
October 10,2017

Abbadula Gemeda - Ethiopia
Former(?) speaker of teh Federal parliament , Abbadula Gemeda

Abbadula Gemeda, who served as speaker in the Federal Parliament since 2010, reportedly moved out of government housing following eviction notice from authorities in Government Housing Corporation, indicates a report by local newspaper Addis Fortune.

And his family vacated the house to stay in his friend’s place. The newspaper also cited anonymous person close to Abbadula to report that Abbadula rented a villa near Africa Avenue in Bole road.
Speaker of the house lived in a government house in Olympia area for many years. The report by Addis Fortune added that Abbadula Gemeda served as chairman of the board of what used to be Government Housing Agency, now Government Housing Corporation.

Abbadula resigned submitted resignation letter last weekend but was seen during the opening session of the parliament. He was also in the news in government media signing a deal for Kegna beverage project which is going to be Oromia region’s joint economic project with UK based investors.

He didn’t explain why he resigned but there have been reports that he resigned in connection with government handling of ethnic conflict between Somali and Oromia regions of Ethiopia.
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