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Ethiopian parliament to approve ministerial appointments

Ethiopian Parliament _ Ethiopia
Ethiopian Parliament Building

April 17,2019

Ethiopian parliament is expected to approve three ministerial appointments on Thursday, according to a report by state broadcaster, EBC.

The ministerial appointments are not disclosed so far. But it is known to the public that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has vacant position after Workeneh Gebeyehu left several weeks ago to take a position with the United Nations office in Nairobi.

There are circulating rumors on social media that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed could be appointing Lemma Megersa, who is vice-chair of Abiy’s Oromo Democratic Party and currently president of Oromo region of Ethiopia, as his next foreign minister.

If the rumor is true, it means that the Oromo region of Ethiopia will get a new president too which may mean a significant political change in the region that is rattled by radical-ethno nationalism.

Gedu Andargachew, who served as Amhara regional state president until he was replaced by Ambachew Mekonen recently, is also expected to be appointed for a ministerial position.

Gedu and Lemma are painted as team member during the internal struggle within the ruling coalition that brought about the end of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

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  1. Gedu Andargachew is expected to secure the borders. Currently illegal drugs and illegal military style weapons are flooding into the country ,threatening the country’s security. These people in Ethiopia that disturb peace during the security in danger are khat and heroin addicts that are willing to do anything to satisfy their addictions of heroin and khat. Addiction makes people think of themselves only. These people that go disturbing are heroin addicts willing to sell their beliefs just so they do not to suffer pain from heroin lacking sickness / dope sick. Heroin addicts suffer from major physical pain/ dope sickness if they don’t get their heroin when they need it. Afghanistan with a population of about 36 million people is not a failed state.Taliban controlled areas are doing great while even other areas of Afghnistan are doing ok. Drug addiction and homelessness is big problem in Ethiopia, not poverty. Afghanistan for a short period of time in early 2000’s when Taliban banned opium production was in economic crisis. In late 2000’s Opium got replaced by Heroin and Afghanistan is doing great now. Heroin proved to be more reliable and in demand compared to opium, now the worldwide narcotics trade helped Afghanistan be powerful. Afghanistan supplies opioid to the whole world with Heroin puppy seed. Taliban Afghanistan is expected to make more than 10 billion USD net profit from puppy seed export only just in 2019. Ethiopia is expected to make only close to 200 million USD in net profit from the export sector in 2019.Ethiopia expects to make 2.5 billion USD gross profit from the export sector in 2019 , out of the 2.5 billion USD gross profit after deducting all expenses the net profit is expected to be just only close to 200 million USD.


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