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Implementation of the agreement lacks transparency: Top political figure 

Key Ethiopian political figure shares views that the implementation of the peace deal lacks transparency and inclusiveness so much so that it could cast doubt on the durability of  peace 

Ethiopian opposition _ Rahel Bafe
Rahel Bafe (PhD) head of Ethiopian Political Parties Joint Council ( Photo source : Al Ayein)

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Rahel Bafe(PhD), head of the Ethiopian Political Parties Joint Council and the vice president of the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party (ESDP), said the implementation of the peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) lacks transparency. 

Her remarks came after Redwan Hussien, “Security Advisor” to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, this week had what could be called a briefing session with Ethiopian opposition parties. 

The session was organized to explain the peace agreement and its implementation. However, the Ethiopian Social Democratic Party vice president called the explanation “unsatisfactory.” 

In an interview with VOA Amharic, she said ” it is not that much tangible.” For her, “transparency lacks extremely” and that triggers questions in view of the trend that the Ethiopian government has been denying secret negotiations with the TPLF first in Seychelles and then in Djibouti. 

Regarding the substance of Redwan Hussien’s “explanation”,  she said “In my view, they[the explanations about the agreement and its implementation],  were assumptions, not concrete facts. In her view, the credit could be in question as there is no transparency on the part of the Ethiopian government about the process of the agreement and its implementation. 

The meeting between Mr. Redwan and Ethiopian opposition parties took place last Wednesday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa but it was not given the media coverage it deserved – including by state-owned media outlets. 

Ethiopian Political Parties Joint Council also seems to believe that the process lacked inclusion. 

The implementation of the agreement needs to be inclusive in the interest of making the peace agreement a durable one – according to Dr. Rahel. 

She recalled that Ethiopian opposition parties were consulted about the negotiation process and the request to be included in the peace talk in South Africa was ignored by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. 

Rahel went to the extent of describing the agreement that is projected as an agreement between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF rather than as an agreement between “The Prosperity Party and the TPLF.

On the positive side, she hailed the way the restoration of services in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is going. She thinks it was a bit delayed.  People who have money in banks should not have been facing any problems using it, she added. 

Both the Ethiopian government and the TPLF have started implementing the agreement. However, there are still voices that tend to see a lack of commitment as far as the latter is concerned. 

There are even speculations that the TPLF is perhaps using the peace agreement as a military strategy to buy time to recover from crushing defeat. 

In a recent interview with an ethnic Tigray media, Siye Abraha, former defense minister and TPLF fighter who later fell out with the late Meles Zenawi, said the agreement was needed to “save Tigray from losing the whole of it.” 

The TPLF has been making accusations against Eritrean forces, who are said to have already withdrawn, and militia from the Amhara region. 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. As a member on the opposition party her doubt about the progress of the implementation of the peace agreement is understandable and should not be viewed as anti peace. To my observation her party is teeming with uncompromising patriotic individuals. I applaud your courage and for having expressing your opinion so honestly, dear madame! I hope our women like you will one day, sooner if not later, will grab away the mantle of running that glorious country from the men peacefully and tell them to stand back in line for the next 100 years. I’m 100% sure you will show us men how a country is supposed to be run enjoying the longest peaceful and prosperous period in the history of that country. Now, all of you misogynists! One word out of you! Not even one word!!!

  2. As per legalese all needed for the political opposition parties and public is consultation and to be informed about the agreement process . The implementation, enforcement, accountability or fellow up work of the the peace agreement belongs to the responsibility of the regime and the party that holds the state power.

  3. Elokuuta 1976 beshasha, Etiopia) on etiopialainen poliitikko, josta tuli Etiopian pääministeri vuonna 2018. Hän sai Nobelin rauhanpalkinnon vuonna 2019 ponnisteluistaan rauhan saavuttamiseksi ja kansainvälisestä yhteistyöstä, erityisesti työstään maansa pitkään jatkuneen rajakiistan lopettamiseksi naapurimaa Eritrean kanssa.

    Varhainen elämä ja sotilasura
    Abbey syntyi Beshashan kaupungissa Oromian alueella Etiopiassa. Hänen isänsä Ahmed Ali oli muslimi ja äitinsä Tezeta Wolde kristitty. Abby on Helluntaikristitty.Elokuuta 1976 Beshasha, Etiopia) on etiopialainen poliitikko, josta tuli Etiopian pääministeri vuonna 2018. Hän sai Nobelin rauhanpalkinnon vuonna 2019 ponnisteluistaan rauhan saavuttamiseksi ja kansainvälisestä yhteistyöstä, erityisesti työstään maansa pitkään jatkuneen rajakiistan lopettamiseksi naapurimaa Eritrean kanssa.

    Varhainen elämä ja sotilasura
    Abiy syntyi Beshashan kaupungissa Oromian alueella Etiopiassa. Hänen isänsä Ahmed Ali oli muslimi ja äitinsä Tezeta Wolde kristitty. Abiy on helluntailainen kristitty.
    Elokuuta 1976 Beshasha, Etiopia) on etiopialainen poliitikko, josta tuli Etiopian pääministeri vuonna 2018. Hän sai Nobelin rauhanpalkinnon vuonna 2019 ponnisteluistaan rauhan saavuttamiseksi ja kansainvälisestä yhteistyöstä, erityisesti työstään maansa pitkään jatkuneen rajakiistan lopettamiseksi naapurimaa Eritrean kanssa.

    Varhainen elämä ja sotilasura
    Abiy syntyi Beshashan kaupungissa Oromian alueella Etiopiassa. Hänen isänsä Ahmed Ali oli muslimi ja äitinsä Tezeta Wolde kristitty. Abiy on helluntailainen kristitty.

  4. There is one more exciting news I just read about our glorious and over qualified women. Our daughter/sister Dr. Lia bint Tadesse has just been named one of the 100 Most Reputable African by Reputation Poll International and she deserves every letter of it. She has waged a well planned battle with the deadly pandemic with little tools she has and won. And she is not alone. President H.E. Sahle-Work bint Zewde is the other our glorious woman. I have said this to H.E. PM Abiy more than once before. If you don’t confer the nation’s highest honor on Dr. Lia bint Tadesse I’m gonna be all over your case like a cheap 3-piece suit like the one I bought at Kmart in the early 1970’s on a blue light special in preparation for my first job interview. I’m gonna be watching you on that one. That if you have not done that already. Let’s go!!!

  5. So much respect and admiration for her high level of morality, ethics and integrity. True and through Ethiopian who is frank and honest!!

    The secrecy the running around to Amhara regions, abducting Amharas speaks loud for definite sinister and poisonous plan to have been planned.

    Whatever Abiy Ahmed touched has never been seen to bring peace and respect in Ethiopia, People should never let their guard down and hope something better might come because it is only the worst that will come. More murder of Amhara and those who want to see Ethiopia united in a tangible and real way!!

    When we see peaceful, graceful, intelligent, the 80 Years Old Mr. Tadios Tantu in prison and see Notorious million people mass murderers and criminals talking to come back and join Abiy Ahmed in Arat Kilo and in the Military it assures for the worse kind of disaster to come on Amhara and non-OLF and TPLF who yearn to see Ethiopia united and peaceful.

  6. It is very clear, the secret meeting that makes it unclear is because the ethnic ruling will continue against Ethiopia and Amara. Tplf will continue to rule and will continue to be a thorn on the side of Amara and afar region while Oromiya will take Welega and Addis. They have formed a joint support to make this happen.

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