Slain Amhara Democratic Party leaders are commemorated. Families of the victims to be given land in the capital Addis Ababa for construction of residential homes
July 10, 2019
Addis Ababa Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) Committee and leaders, including chairman of the party – Demeke Mekonnen, organized on Wednesday a memorial event for three slain ADP leaders.
It was organized at the Sheraton Addis and was attended by the families of the victims, the leadership of ADP and other senior government officials
The event was also meant for consoling family members of the victims. ADP Addis Ababa committee has raised 5.4 million birr from members and supporters in Addis Ababa, and some organizations and the fund is donated to the families of the victims.
The fund was equally distributed to the families of three victims, according to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC).
Addis Ababa City Administration reportedly pledged land for the construction of a residential unit for the three families, as reported by FBC, but no detail is given regarding the size of the lot and the locality of the city.
Amhara regional state president, Ambachew Mekonnen, the region’s prosecutor, Migbaru kebede, and advisor of the region’s president, Ezez Wasse, were killed on June 22, in Bahir Dar City, in the office of the president while they were having a meeting.
The regional and Federal government claimed that it was an attempted coup d’etat.
In the same evening, three hours after the Bahir Dar incident, Chief of the Defense Force, General Seare Mekonnen, and his longtime friend, Maj. Gen. Gezai Abera, were killed in the residence of the former in the capital Addis Ababa.
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