Ethiopia’s election board committee disclosed criteria for membership

Recruitment Committee for the National Election Board membership, which was named by the prime minister as per the latest legislation to reorganize election board, is poised to recruit five board members, and has announced on Tuesday criteria for it.

Meshesha Shewarega (Ph.D.) election board recruitment committee chairperson.
Photo : screenshot from EBC news video

borkena
May 21,2019

The committee had a press conference and the chair, Meshesha Shewarega, declared the nomination is open starting May 21. He said the recruitment process is competitive and transparent.

Board members must be Ethiopian citizens, understandably so. Political neutrality is another criterion and candidates to the position must not be a member of any political party.

The committee added that the candidates need to have academic background related to the works of election board including political science, law, public administration, statistics and information technology.

In terms of normative expectation, ethical behavior and discipline are included as criteria.

Unlike the practices before, Board members are now expected to be full time employees of NEBE. The public is invited to submit nomination via e-mail and telephone.



Erstwhile the number of board members used to be nine and is now reduced to five, as per amended National Election Board legislation formulated to restructure it.

Public opinion tend to favor postponement of the election partly on grounds that the national census was cancelled due to security situation in Ethiopia and partly due to perception that the election is too short in view of the existing political condition in the country.

The government of prime minister Abiy Ahmed introduced reform measures to restructure the election board. Bertukan Mideksa,former opposition politician and prisoner of conscience is in charge of National Election Board of Ethiopia.

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10 Responses to "Ethiopia’s election board committee disclosed criteria for membership"

  1. Hiruy   May 21, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    The public does not know the phone number or the email address to name ate election board members.
    The phone number and the email address need to be made a public knowledge right away.

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  2. rahel   May 23, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Where is phone no or email, pls post it

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  3. Belayneh Techane   May 26, 2019 at 7:57 am

    I nominate Wezero Yalemtesfa Nigat Seyoum
    BAin Theatrical Art from AAU , BA in accounting, and business Administration.

    She is neutral to any political affiliation and a good public leadership , conflict resolution and communication model as well as critical thinker.
    She is married and has three children and she is a good model Ethiopian mother. Now she is working at National Lottery Administration in the department of communication.

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  4. ochalla ojulu   May 28, 2019 at 1:01 am

    I nominate ATO ochalla ojulu obang from Gambella regional state he as been working a federal supreme court and regional supreme court for more than 18 years he is not members of any political organization free from politics , he holding LLM degree in public comparative and good governance from Ethiopia civil service university , Ethiopian nationality, free from any crime.
    therefore, I recommence him to be a members of executive of Ethiopia electoral boards.
    thank you Good lucks

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  5. Kassu Kubayo   May 29, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I nominate Kolonel Asefa Shamena Shele. He has served 30 years in Ethiopian Army. He awarded two degrees ( Poletical science and Law). He published two books on procedures of Law.He is nor a member of any political party. Now he is working in addis privately. His telephone number is 0912374525.

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  6. Solomon Geda   May 30, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I nominate Dr. Deribsa Abate. He has received two PhD degrees, one from UK and the other from South Africa in areas related to Management. He has taught at different public and private institutions of higher learning. Dr. Deribsa has written books on various subjects. He is not affiliated to any political party. He is a man of higher integrity and commitment. I strongly believe that he meets all the criteria set by the recruiting committee. I could be contacted on 0911600506 for more information.

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  7. Solomon Geda   May 30, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I nominate Dr Deribsa Abate, who is holder of two PhD degrees, one from UK and the other from South Africa. He has taught in various public and private institutions of higher learning for a long time. He has published many books on various areas including a commendable book on Research Methodology. He is not affiliated to any of the political parties. He is a man higher integrity and commitment. In short, I strongly believe that he meets all the criteria set by the recruiting committee, and I nominate him for member of NEBE.

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  8. Solomon Geda   May 30, 2019 at 2:35 am

    I nominate Dr Deribsa Abate, who is holder of two PhD degrees, one from UK and the other from South Africa. He has taught in various public and private institutions of higher learning for a long time. He has published many books on various areas including a commendable book on Research Methodology. He is not affiliated to any of the political parties. He is a man higher integrity and commitment. In short, I strongly believe that he meets all the criteria set by the recruiting committee, and I nominate him for member of NEBE. I could be contacted on 0911600506 for more information.

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  9. Gezahegn Beyecha   May 30, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I nominate Habtamu Abebe Dejene,he is from oromia regional state . he was served in a lot of govermental office about 15 years. he was graduated diploma in Agriculture,degree in law, masters degree (LMM)in law from wollega university. he is free from any members of politics parties. now he is judge at Bale Zone high court .so i recommended him to be a member of executive members of ethiopia election boards. his telephone numbers- 0923259176/0912251143

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  10. alemayehu zawde   May 30, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I nominate Habtamu Abebe Dejene,he is from oromia regional state . he was served in a lot of govermental office about 15 years. he was graduated diploma in Agriculture,degree in law, masters degree (LMM)in law from wollega university. he is free from any members of politics parties. now he is judge at Bale Zone high court .so i recommended him to be a member of executive members of ethiopia election boards. his telephone numbers- 0923259176/0912251143

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