As the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) 11th congress is underway in Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia, the business community in the city presented Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with Holstein Friesian cow.
He got his gift during a dinner function that the business community prepared for all the participants of the ruling party’s congress including observers from another country, according to a report by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).
EBC added that Sidama elders and religious leaders were also part of the dinner and wished success for the 11th Congress.
“A hen clucks a lot just to lay one egg but a cow gives much milk while making no noise,” is the expression that the prime minister used to appreciate the gift while getting across his political message.
“And I believe that EPRDF will usher into a successful completion of the Congress so as to deliver much development without talking much [like the cow he implied.”
However, according to reports by other media outlets (like wazema), the discussion that the congress had following performance report was a little tense and controversial.
The party is expected to finalize the Congress in the next two days. And when it concludes, the party will have a new chairman but Prime Minister Abiy is the favorite for re-election.
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