EPRDF executive says lack of leadership determination aggravated problems in Ethiopia

Executive resolves that the leadership needs to work in accordance with the law so as tackle challenges that Ethiopia is facing

EPRDF executive meeting _ Ethiopia
EPRDF Chiarman, Abiy Ahmed, and Deputy chairman, Demeke Mekonen. Photo : EBC

borkena
June 18, 2019

Executive Committee of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), held a meeting on June 17, 2019, and has passed decisions.

As is often the case, the committee discussed the current political situation of the country, evaluated works over the past year and identified measures to be taken to solve problems that are challenging the government (the difference between the ruling party and government is rather blurry in the Ethiopian situation).

Lack of determination among the leadership, security problems, confusing journalism and activism with the role of politicians are some of the issues that the committee, which is composed of nine members from the four major ethnic parties that constitute the ruling coalition, has identified. 

The party evaluation in regards to what it called lack of determination among the leadership is that it has resulted in problems (security and political seemingly) to be unending which should otherwise have been cut short, according to a statement published on Tuesday in the social media account of the ruling party. And the committee passed that this problem has to be fixed sooner rather than later.

As well, it has decided that leadership at different levels of the administrative structure has to observe principles and laws in solving challenges unfolding in different parts of the country.

For the committee, the challenges related to political questions are happening at the same time. Lack of strong and neutral government institutions, lack of consensus on common and national affairs and lack of productive government administration have created problems to resolve those challenges.

In addition, the party disclosed that issues surrounding the state, national governments, and democratic questions are becoming bolder and need to be addressed in a shortest possible time.

In view of the party, the challenges are also negatively impacting the task of building a multi-party system. In that line, the ruling party evaluated that opposition parties are facing problems related to institutional capacity and lack of clarity of political agenda, apart from the high number of political parties; EPRDF believes all those issues have affected the move to form a multi-party system.  So the party believes that there are additional works that need to be done in that direction. The party has also viewed the importance of civil societies in building a democratic system and has said that there are works to be done.

The destination of the ongoing “change” is building a democratic system and neutral institutions and ensuring a unified and democratic country.

In mid May of this year, the party executive discussed national security issue.



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3 Responses to "EPRDF executive says lack of leadership determination aggravated problems in Ethiopia"

  1. Yohannes Kebede   June 19, 2019 at 4:09 am

    We need armed escorts to transport these farm machineries to the farms ,we have securities guarding the machineries at the games but until the machineries get there it is risky. Nowadays bandits steal everything in highway robberies.

    TPLF fought guerrilla warfare together with the Shabiya bandits for decades. Both TPLF and Shabiya relied on robbing and stealing the Ethiopian society with a barrel.of their rifles, that is how TPLF and EPLF came up with supplies while they fought derg Mengistu.

    To justify their stealing robbing habit TPLF pressured the whole society to follow their immoral lifestyle after they got to power. TPLFites think being immoral is a game everyone is playing while only they are winning since they are the chosen.ones who perfected it , TPLFites think whoever preaches to them about good standard of moral values is just a sore looser.

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  2. Millie   June 19, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    @Yohannes Kebede

    One of the earliest kingdoms to rise to power in the territory was the kingdom of D’mt in the 10th century BC, which established its capital at Yeha. The Aksumite Kingdom rose to power in the Tigray Region with its capital at Aksum and grew into a major power on the Red Sea, subjugating Yemen and Meroe and converting to Christianity in the early fourth century. Then it’s name changed too Abyssinia during the Ottoman conquest. the Oromo people were able to invade into the highlands, conquering the remains of the Adal Sultanate and pushing deep into Ethiopia.

    Ethiopia was reunified in 1855 under Tewodros II, beginning Ethiopia’s modern history and his reign was followed by Yohannes IV who was killed in action in 1889. Under Menelik II he sold off the Tigrayan people too the Italians for money and weapons. Then which the Italians decided to betray the truce and invade. But they failed defeating an Italian invasion in 1896.

    Ethiopia was reunified in 1855 under Tewodros II, beginning Ethiopia’s modern history and his reign was followed by Yohannes IV who was killed in action in 1889. Under Menelik II he sold off the Tigrayan people too the Italians for money and weapons. Then which the Italians decided to betray the truce and invade. But they failed defeating an Italian invasion in 1896.

    Under Halie Selassie rule two severe famines have struck Ethiopia recently. In 1965-66, one out of every two Ethiopians in the Wag, Tigray, and Lasta districts died from hunger. In 1972- 74, drought and then starvation spread across the Ethiopian provinces of Wollo, Tigray and Eritrea. Some 250,000 peasants quietly starved to death — as their parents and grandparents had. This toll may now be exceeded by the current disaster. All this has produced a certain fatalism about famine. Yet, in fact, governmental mismanagement and exploitive policies have had as much to do with peasants starving as drought and crop failures. For six months in 1973-74, the government of the late Emperor Haile Selassie refused to admit that drought and famine were sweeping across Ethiopia, and food-giving nations also remained silent. In August 1975, the emerging revolutionary Ethiopian government ordered, in writing, that all relief activities halt.

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