Yohannes Buayalew declines appointment as head of Meles leadership academy

Yohannes Buayalew _ AMMA
Yohannes Buayalew. Photo : screenshot from AMMA video

February 26, 2020

Abiy Ahmed announced two appointments this week. One of them was Yohannes Buayalew’s “appointment” as head of Meles Zenawi Academy.

Yohannes served as head of the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) office in Bahir Dar. Following leadership changes in the Amhara region, Agegnehu Teshager (formerly head of the region’s security) replaced Yohannes Buayalew, but this time as head of the region’s Prosperity Party Office.

Given Yohannes Buayalew’s known opposition to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s political ideology, there was an anticipation that he would decline the “appointment,” and he did so.

In an interview with Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA) TV, he announced that he would not accept the Federal government position as “head of Meles Zenawi Academy.” And he said he already notified the relevant authority that is not interested in.

“With its current state and brand, I do not have the interest to lead the academy as its president,” he said, explaining the reason why he is declining to accept the position.

“I had support from all sections of the society when I served in Amhara region of Ethiopia,” he said, and that he will continue to work for the region and for the freedom and prosperity of Ethiopians too.

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4 Responses to "Yohannes Buayalew declines appointment as head of Meles leadership academy"

  1. Legite   February 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    The brilliant his Excellency Haddis Tadesse is the best fit for this position, he should take this position if his citizenship status is Ethiopian, Ato Haddis Tadesse can easily add the responsibility of leading Meles Zenawi’s academy, in addition to his current obligations with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , since he is known to be very skilled in multi tasking.

  2. Wawa Melke Gobe   February 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

    what we expected from this academy it must be dissolved Melese is an evil

  3. Ras Mitat   February 27, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Meles was the father figure who whipped you with belt to study, work hard and succeed in life.

    Abiy is the mother figure who keeps forgiving you while you do drugs, fight and drop out.

  4. debole   February 29, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    it is an insult to Yohanis Buayalew , to associate him with anything to do with the fascist satan zenawi. the aim of the appointment is cynical if not stupid. This is the new strategy they use to make amhara leaders ineffective. they will either kill them as they did with Dr Ambachew, General Asaminew Tsgie or remove them from the position where they are effective and put them at a dead end job from which they will not come out.


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