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Ethiopia inaugurated $50 million project at Mesqel Square

Addis Ababa _ Mesqel Square
Abiy Ahmed and Adanech Abiebie, he appointed her for Addis Ababa Mayor position (Photo : OPM )


Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a US$50 million dollar project at Mesqel Square in the capital Addis Ababa. 

It was Addis Ababa City Administration that owned the project, although the land as a property belongs to Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo church.

According to Adanech Abiebie, mayor of Addis Ababa city, the project was completed in nine months after it was contracted out to  a Chinese company. 

A key to the project, among other things, is an underground parking which is said to be enough to accommodate over 1400 vehicles. It also has stores and restaurants. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other senior government officials attended the inaugural ceremony. “We have to focus on the hope and unending opportunity to ensure the prosperity of the incoming generation,” he said in a speech at the inaugural ceremony. 

Earlier this week, a documentary where he showcased his urban development projects in the capital Addis Ababa, including Mesqel square renovation, was aired in major government owned media outlets. His government is spending massively on urban development projects in the capital Addis Ababa. 

This past week, inauguration of projects in many parts of the country were making headlines in state media and many related it to the upcoming Ethiopian Election. 

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  2. This can also be seen as job creator while making the capital of Ethiopia and Africa presentable. The way things are now with the West massive investment in industries as it was done in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Singapore in the 1960’s and 70’s ain’t gonna happen, at least for now. Where is the law that stipulates developing nations have to always live in a dump capital(cities)? But such projects will always be taken as something ‘damn if you do, damn if you don’t’. I remember news coming out of Japan in the 1960’s where strong and violence protests taking place against urban development projects. Such violent protests even led to a formation of a deadly ‘liberation’ front. Narita International Airport was not a cake walk for the Tokyo City officials. I hope these bigots who are wreaking havoc in the country will not make such sites their easy targets and brag about it. Their ‘republic’ dreaming supporters who are scavenging at college campuses and missionary canteens here among us are telling us that the cause of problems there is Ethiopia in its current formation and has to be undone. Such calls for the destruction of a country will only mean blowing up public places and infrastructures along with assassinations. We all know what #abiymustogo slogan led to: assassination attempt on his life. These college campus orphans and CEO’s of advocates are hard at work calling for the destruction of that gem of the colored put together by the sacred blood of Oromos, Amharas, Tigrayans, Afars, Somalis, Gambelas, Benishanguls and every ethnic group in the south. Allah Blessed human blood of thousands of my Barentu Oromos shed on the battlefield of Adwa was not just for decorations but it was done out of patriotic fervor. Someone should ask these bigots to explain their call for the destruction of that country. I know what they dream. They dream of a ‘republic’ as their fiefdom where they will make themselves filthy rich overnight. Look at what they are doing now. They drive luxury European sedan/SUV’s and change their wigs every other day. They are blondes on Mondays and brunettes on Wednesday’s. Who says gofundme is not lucrative? And don’t you dare ask for audits of the finances. You would be called all kinds of pejorative names. You would be told that auditing is not necessary in our traditionally democratic system. In the meantime, cold cash keeps flowing in from hardworking members of the Diaspora and other generous ‘charities’ with ulterior motives for the old country. I tell you those BMW’s and Lexus’s look good in the garage and on the road. Btw, I am driving my 2004 Toyota Corolla to the meeting place and my Euro car after work and over the weekend with me in disguise!!! Judy In Disguise! John Fred, get up and hit it!!! I hear things, folks! I hear things all the time!!!


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