June 19, 2019
Toronto – Ethiopian Peoples House of Representatives approved on Tuesday the appointment of Board members of the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), reported state broadcaster EBC reported.
As per the new administrative arrangement, the agency is now directly answerable to the parliament.
The newly appointed board members are :
1) Tazer Gebreegziabhier
2) Mesud Adem
3) Mekuria Mekasha (Assistant Professor)
4) Tamrat Haile
5) Hiwot Hailu
6) Abnet Zerfu
7) Bekele Muleta
Bekele Muleta is unanimously confirmed as Chair of the Board.
All newly appointed board members took oath on Tuesday before the parliament.
Ethiopian News Agency is one of the oldest news agency and its establishment goes to the 1940s, and it was back then known as “Agence Direcsione,” according to information from Wikipedia.
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In Addis Ababa forty Oromo journalists are given condos without any lottery .
These forty journalists ODP supporters who happen to be all Oromos are put there to control the ENA.
The real news agency is at their condos building.This board is just a puppet.
Under the new directive the board answers to EPRDF .