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Salsay Weyane Tigray says Tigray economy turned to contraband, usury

“Tigray has become a centre for a single-party rule” says Salsay Weyane Tigray opposition party  

Salsay Weyane Tigray Party Emblem


Salsay Weyane Tigray, an ethnic Tigray opposition party operating in the region, is accusing the Tigray People’s Liberation  Front (TPLF) of completely shutting the political space in the region. 

It has reached a point where opposition parties in the region are unable to operate and organise political activities, according to Kinfe Hadush, public relations head Salsay Weyane Tigray, who spoke to DW Amharic reporter in Mekelle. 

Erstwhile the political space in the country has been narrow but now it is completely shuttered, Kinfe told the source. He said last Saturday his party called a public meeting in Mekelle – an event that attracted as many as  600 residents from the city. 

But the TPLF leaders did not allow it to happen and security forces dispersed it, he added. 

The opposition party warns that the situation ( political one) could lead to a worsening situation in the region. 

“Tigray facing multifaceted problems” 

The opposition party also said that the Tigray region is facing multifaceted economic, political, and social problems. 

The economy is completely turned out to be a contraband and usury economy. And the party sees two major sources for all the problems in the region: TPLF and the Ethiopian government. 

Despite considerable resources at its disposal, the TPLF, which is running the Tigray region (in April 2021 the Ethiopian parliament has designated it as a terrorist organization), is unable to address the problem in the region. 

Salsay Weyane Tigray also made a reference to what it called “external factors,” for the problems in the region – the Ethiopian government. 

It said the “blockade” and “siege” by the Ethiopian government have aggravated the situation in the region. 

For Salsawi Woyanne, the formation of a transitional regional government in Tigray could be the answer to address the existing problem but the party accuses TPLF of persecuting opposition parties that are advancing such views. 


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  1. The third generation of the TPLF is not better than its mother group (TPLF). The TPLF has produced and is fostering its copy of fascists who are its torch bearers.

  2. This is a perfect statement to which our younger generation would react with its usual ridiculing ‘duhhhhh!’ ‘Tigray has become a centre for a single-party rule’! Are Salsay folks mocking me? When was the last time that region was a multi-party state? Did I miss something? ‘Tigray has become a centre for a single-party rule’? Okay guys! Let’s go! One, two, three! Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

  3. Hey folks! Sky is falling! The sky is falling!! The sky is falling!!!
    What happened Ittu? What happened?
    Sky is falling! The sky is falling!
    We heard you, Ittu! Is that WWIII?
    No, it is worse than that!
    What is worse than WWIII? What is it then, Ittu?
    My friend called me this evening and told me that BBC has started bad mouthing Debre and his TPLF cabals.
    My warra Chercher(Carcar) friend told me BBC has reported that Debre and his hooligans are arresting parents who refused to turn in their children for the mandatory military service. BBC has interviewed kids who have dodged the forced conscription and fled the region and told the reporter their parents are now in custody. There are several such parents in Debre’s prisons. Sky is falling! The sky is falling!!!! The tide is turning! BBC is now bad mouthing the TPLF!!! Is this a shakedown by the BBC because it knows Debre still has those $30 billion pilfered from the nation’s coffers in his hopper? It could be a shakedown from the textbooks of the Corleone Family.

  4. Subject: “Salsay Weyane Tigray says Tigray economy turned to contraband, usury”, May 3, 2022

    Humble Opinion, 6 May 2022
    There is no surprise here — after all, we are talking about our dear beloved Africa, the envy of so many depending on their inherent desire about the RICH BLACK AFRICAN CONTINENT. Go ahead and deny it to your heart’s content.

    And the honest indigenous people there in are busy mutilating themselves into pieces– knowing no better than that!!!!! (regardless of their 9 by 11 inch educational paper testifying their unique inherent wisdom that no body can match on Planet Earth)


  5. What is Tigray economy? It has no water, no arable land per se, nothing, zilch. What is the contribution of the so called “Tigray Economy” to the rest of Ethiopia? It is like 0.00000000000000001% of Ethiopian GDP. So please, I mean plz stop the theatrics and empty talk. The rest of Ethiopia is working hard to feed Ethiopia, including Tigray.

    Can your TPLF b****rds let the rest of Ethiopians work, farm and build Ethiopia. The only thing Woyane is good at is war and chaos; you are not even good soldiers. None of the bravery of the Amhara. Not skilled at war, either. Great at massacres of the defenseless, but you run with your tails between your legs when facing the just, the brave, and the determined. Just go away. We have myriads of problems to analyze and solve.


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