Ethiopia’s new advocacy group for Addis Ababa, Balderas, held its presser

Balderas _ Addis Ababa
Photo credit : DW Amharic

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April 3,2019

Addis Ababa Balader Council, a new non-state actor organized to advocate for the cause of Addis Ababa, held its press conference on Wednesday, Amharic Service of DW reported.

In its statement, the council announced that it is not claiming any power in the administration of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, and that it is working to ensure demands of the city’s resident are addressed.

As well, the group said that it will support any political party that is working to get answers for the questions by the people of Addis Ababa.

The group also aims to have representations in kebele structures.

Baladera planned its first press conference on March 30, 2019, which was supposed to take place at Ras Hotel in Addis Ababa but police dispersed journalists and invited guests claiming that “It is an order from a higher government authority.”

The following day, press secretary in the office of the Prime Minister,Nigussu Tilahun, told state media that Ras Hotel Press Conference was cancelled due to security concern which the organizers do not seem to buy.



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One Response to "Ethiopia’s new advocacy group for Addis Ababa, Balderas, held its presser"

  1. NEGUSSIE WYOHANES   April 3, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    This movement of Addis Abebean is a vital organization that must be supported by the Cities resident! The City dwellers marched, unequivocally, strongly to supporters the PM Abiy Ahmed administration and stand with him in the face dangers, but things somehow deteriorated lately.
    I have full confidence that Dr. Abiy will take the lead by getting in the bottom this whole things!!
    Addis Abeba belong to its dwellers, and historically, the world wide known capital City of Ethiopia, every Ethiopian, no matter its ethnicity affiliation have strong ownership to this nostalgic City.
    Our valiant ancestors planned and organized most of the struggles to defend our freedom, our integrity, our cultures, our religions and were successful because Addis Abeba was the head quarter of our historical marches as free peoples of AFRICA!!
    The successful effort to keep Ethiopia’s freedom via this City, inspire and trigger the total decolonization the Whole Africa!!
    It is for this highlighted reasons, the people of Africa choose to have their organization in this historical City Addis Abeba.
    At this historical knew time for our Ethiopia, our country trying to emerge to real democracy, after almost 50 years of agony, we are somehow seems getting in disarray, the young generations loosing ground because of sustained manipulation and malfeasance by minority who hate the popular change!!
    Our new flower, Addis Abeba cannot, must not, no matter its geographical location considered as less than a regional independent government!!
    The campaign to integrate this City under a regional government or any other form or trying to acquire some form of special interest from it, is recipes for more troubles, which in return throw our march for real democracy back to another dejavu!!
    Addis Abeba IS Ethiopia and belongs to all Ethiopians to come to live enjoy the thermal natural Fin-Finea water for a potential arthritis disease cure, or even better have a sense of Africanism!!

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