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Vision Ethiopia planned conference divides the leadership

The 10 planned conference on Post TPLF Ethiopia seems to have divided Vision Ethiopia leadership

Vision Ethiopia

borkena
December 21, 2020

There seem to be an apparent difference within the leaders of Vision Ethiopia, a nonprofit organization incorporated in Washington, which was established about five years ago. 

On December 18, borkena received event information from Vision Ethiopia (an email account from vision Ethiopia) with a request to publish it. It was about a 10th planned conference entitled  “Post-TPLF Ethiopia: The Path Forward” – and was published in the Events category.  

As it turns out, there seems to be a division within Vision Ethiopia regarding the event. On Monday this week, borkena received an email from Dr. Ashenafi Gossaye who was among the initial Directors of Vision Ethiopia. The email that was copied to several other Ethiopian publishers said “I’m writing to kindly inform you that the so-called Vision Ethiopia 10th Conference is not initiated and approved by the Board of Directors of Vision Ethiopia…” 

Another email we received on December 21, in the afternoon, which bears the signature of the president, Dr. Getachew Begashaw, stated that “certain members of the board have taken political positions that are diametrically opposed to, and poised to utterly compromise, the independence and nonpartisan principles of the organizations.”  

Among positions that are said to be political, according to email signed by the president, are  : 1) Denial of the widely reported, and still continuing genocidal violence against Amharas, Orthodox Christians and other minority groups in the Oromia, Metekel and other regions of the country 2) Refusal to denounce the criminal actions of the TPLF or to support the ongoing campaign by the Government of Ethiopia to enforce law and order in the Tigray region.  Furthermore, it claimed that a new board of directors is reconstituted. 

The statement by Dr. Ashenafi and four other board members of Vision Ethiopia claims that the planned Conference is in violation of the bylaws of Vision Ethiopia. 

In the interest of informing readers about both sides of the stories, communiqués from both sides, and the bylaws of Vision Ethiopia is linked below. 

Letter by Dr. Ashenafi Gossaye
Letter by Dr . Getachew Begashaw (with updated file)
By laws of Vision Ethiopia  

borkena sincerely hopes that Vision Ethiopia with resolve the difference within the leadership.

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1 COMMENT

  1. QUOTE “borkena sincerely hopes that Vision Ethiopia with resolve the difference within the leadership.” UNQUOTE

    As an independent individual, I am NOT surprised by the news item
    That is WHAT, and WHY, WE ARE IN OUR DEAR AFRICA. Thai is why WE NEVER go forward. It is in OUR VEINS. WE CANNOT HELP IT. Even DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY DEGREES WILL NOT CHANGE US. LET US, AT LEAST, BE HONEST TO OURSELVES. AMEN — INSHALAH

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