Abiy Ahmed speech at the parliament : gov’t ‘open for making changes to constitution’

borkena
July 1, 2019

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared at the Ethiopian parliament today to present work report for the ending fiscal year.

Economic matters, security issue, internal displacement, rule of law and the recent tragic twin incidents in Bahir Dar and Addis Ababa which claimed the lives the chief of staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force General Seare Mekonnen, and his friend, Gezai Abera – a retired general, and president of Amhara region, Ambachew Mekonnen and two other top officials, were among the issue that he talked about.

Abiy also claimed that 94 percent of internally displaced persons have returned to their places. Human rights activists and donor groups have been warning against the return of IDPs before the security situation is fully under control. For example, in an interview with borkena, Canadian Ambassdor to Ethiopia, Antoine Chevrier, said that Canada advised Ethiopia not to return IDPs before issues that drive conflict are addressed.

Abiy Ahmed’s popularity has plummeted in recent months as more and more people began to believe that his actions and/or inaction as prime minister of Ethiopia are informed by subtly fostering Oromo ethno-nationalism at the expense of the rest of Ethiopians.

A considerable number of activists based in Ethiopia and abroad seem to think that the alleged coup d’etat is actually a plot by Abiy Ahmed’s administration to weaken Amhara Nationalism by dividing Amhara political forces and also by mounting crackdown ethnic Amhara parties like National Movement of Amhara (NaMA) and Baladera council an activist group advocating the case that Addis Ababa should be for all Addis Ababans, not just one ethnic group, a view which rejects Oromo ethno-nationalists claim that ethnic Oromo has exclusive ownership right over Addis Ababa.

Watch his speech in the video below (Amharic)

Video : embedded from FBC social media page
Cover photo : screenshot from video



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3 Responses to "Abiy Ahmed speech at the parliament : gov’t ‘open for making changes to constitution’"

  1. Truth will triumph!   July 2, 2019 at 12:30 am

    The following is absolutely what you fabricated out of context to reflect your Oromophobia and is never true! Abiy has never ever favored Oromo, infact Oromos are suffering b/c of Abiy in contrast to their lion share struggle and sacrifice to bring the recent change.
    “Abiy Ahmed’s popularity has plummeted in recent months as more and more people began to believe that his actions and/or inaction as prime minister of Ethiopia are informed by subtly fostering Oromo ethno-nationalism at the expense of the rest of Ethiopians.

    A considerable number of activists based in Ethiopia and abroad seem to think that the alleged coup d’etat is actually a plot by Abiy Ahmed’s administration to weaken Amhara Nationalism by dividing Amhara political forces and also by mounting crackdown ethnic Amhara parties like National Movement of Amhara (NaMA) and Baladera council an activist group advocating the case that Addis Ababa should be for all Addis Ababans, not just one ethnic group, a view which rejects Oromo ethno-nationalists claim that ethnic Oromo has exclusive ownership right over Addis Ababa”:.

    This site seems to belong to the so called cancerous NaMA!!!

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  2. Hene   July 2, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Brokena, where is your once favor writer who spewed poison, Al Mariam? Where are your supporters Berhanu Nega and G7. Wre they screaming for a position? Migermu gudoch.

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  3. Amsale Tulu   July 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    EPRDF CARES ABOUT EPRDF ONLY.

    EPRDF IS PROLONGING EPRDF’S CHOKEHOLD ON ETHIOPIA THROUGH ANY MEANS NECESSARY , CONSTITUTION REFORM IS ANOTHER TALK THE EPRDF SENIOR OFFICIALS TALK TO DIVERT JUSTICE SO EPRDF DONOT FACE JUSTICE.

    CONSTITUTION CAN BE WRITTEN ON PAPER BUT EPRDF DID NOT EVER RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION UNTIL TODAY, EPRDF DOESNOT EVEN RESPECT SIMPLE TRAFFIC LAWS LET ALONE THE CONSTITUTION.

    STEALING ELECTION VOTES IS A CRIME WHICH IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION BUT EPRDF STOLE THE ELECTION TIME AND TIME AGAIN UNTIL MAJORITY PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA GAVE UP ON THEIR COUNTRYS POLITICS . EPRDF IS A COLLECTION OF PARASITES.

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