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Premier’s palace project awarded to three contractors

Chaka Project _ Ethiopia
Chaka Project (Photo : SM)

By Hailegebriel Endeshaw
Staff Reporter

ADDIS ABABA – (BORKENA) – Additional three contractors are hired for the execution of the newly launched project of Addis Ababa Palace, commonly known as ‘Chaka’ or forest project, which has been supervised closely by the premier. 

The Chaka project, which includes leisure residences and resort villages, is under execution in Yeka Sub-City leaning on Yeka hill of Addis Ababa City Administration. It is highly talked of that the project will be registered for its massiveness like the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

The project, which lies over 503 hectares of land, is networked with roads stretched over 29 km. These access roads are under construction with most parts nearing completion.

The ‘Chaka’ (forest) Project will be equipped with three artificial lakes, which are currently under construction by a contractor named ‘e-tollo’. The foundation work of one of the lakes has reportedly been finalised.

The news source indicated that three additional contractors have been invited to participate in this huge project. No further information is available if more contractors are invited in the future.

The state owned Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation has been awarded the construction works of the main palace. The Governmental Construction Company of China will also be in charge of building the luxury hotel for the project. This hotel will reportedly be named ‘Sky View’. Ethiopian Roads Administration will be involved to build the road that stretches from the palace to Yeka Abaddo residential quarter.

Though the exact cost of the ‘Chaka’ Project has not been known, the news passed from mouth to mouth indicates that the project would cost 49 billion birr. However, in a speech he made months back at the House of Peoples Representatives, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that the project is part of ‘Smart City’ Development that costs not 49 billion birr; but it is expected to consume birr 300 up to 400 billion.

Diplomatic sources of the western world are saying that the ‘Chaka Project’ cost at the current exchange rate over 850 billion birr.

Regarding the source of the project fund, the PM has not given clues. The project, which is under close follow up of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has raised questions of priority and timeliness. 

The news source said that people residing in the project area were made to move out of the site for the purpose of construction. 


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  1. Considering the country’s current economic situation, this project is in appropriate use of financial resource.
    1. It is unknown where the financial comes from. For this the PM shall be accounted.
    – Government and political parties must announce their financial sources. Or is someone or some group behind the project? Will that make the government susceptible for blackmail?
    – Is the government printing money to finance his project and fueling hyperinflation?
    – Such a project requires expenditure of the country‘s FOREX which is in high shortage
    2. why not invest in agricultural projects which can yield food to feed the people and fight inflation of food price? There’s still a large portion of fertile land which is unused.
    Many open questions

  2. evil minded politicians not empatic with peoples reckless lives building their own worthless ego genetic defective individuals while the people are reeling with inflation, insecurity, political delusion….what times are we in O God?


    From: Humble Reader

    Subject: Spending Money on “Premier’s palace project”

    Honourable Dear Sir,
    Do you honestly — from the bottom of your heart and brain — believe that the project is essential , at this point in time?
    Let you honourable consciousness be the judge.
    Does Ethiopia afford such exuberance of money — against the condition of Ethiopia??????

  4. Look, I was a child prisoner in the Menelik Palace. Nothing of it is a palace! I used to watch the ostrich in Jubilee Palace from Ghion Gardens! Nothing of it is a palace, either!

    Months ago, I saw a video clip of an MP asking Abiy in parliament: ≈ “The Chaka Palace Project you are building with 45 million Birr (?!)… at a time the country is rocked by…”

    Abiy corrected him about the cost [450 million Birr (!?)] and added “… the project will make Ethiopians proud… will generate revenue… will create thousands of jobs…”

    So, if it is funded by Ethiopia, MPs would know. Hence, it is most likely funded by Abiy & his friends! እኔ እንደማየው ከሆነ – ብዙውን ጊዜ – አብዛኞቻችሁ – ያልበላችሁን ታክካላችሁ!

    Those who spin this remind me of an idiom in one of my high school’s English exams: “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!” It’s Abiy’s gift! It’s free! What’s your problem?

    ማመስገን ከተሳናችሁ – ዝም ብትሉስ – ምን አለበት? አብይ – እንደ እናንተ – እጁን አጣጥፎ – ወሬ መሰለቅ እና ሰው ሲያማ መዋል – አቅቶት ነው? ለሐገራችሁ እንኳን የማትሆኑ አሰዳቢ ጉዶች!

    ለግብፅ እና ለምዕራባውያን – ምፅዋት እና ፍርፋሪ – ብላችሁ – ወንድማችሁን – በክፉም/በደጉም – ታወግዙታላችሁ? ከእናንተ አይነቱ ጋር – “ኢትዮጵያዊ” – መባሉ ራሱ – ትልቅ እርግማን ነው!

    • I don’t think you know the reality on the ground in Ethiopia, the poverty and despair. There are so many ways to spend 850 million …. sheltering the homeless and displaced, feeding the hungry, job training to revitalize the workforce and economy …. Reminds me of $35 million spent to celebrate eightieth birthday while millions of people were dying of starvation as a result of the 1971-73 drought … you probably know what I am talking about, Lij i_Mognu of Menelik Palace

  5. I want to know who are Abiy’s cousins, even his brothers and sisters. Very little is actually known about his childhood or who he really is. I have a bad feeling in my stomach about this guy. If I’m not mistaken, he and his wife lived in the United States for a few years. Supposedly, he had a close friendship with Bereket Simon.


  6. ከእናንተ አይነቱ ጋር – “ኢትዮጵያዊ” – መባሉ ራሱ – ትልቅ እርግማን ነው!

    You don’t really mean it — Ethiopian Friend.
    It is admirable and noble to have freedom of expression.
    But to consider all those who express opposing views as greatest curse — “ትልቅ እርግማን” — is crossing the line of freedom of expression


    IT IS WORTH PONDERING OVER THE ABOVE. FACT. With that fact, it is also worth remembering the ugly action of colonial forces of the past, deliberately demeaning and discriminating BLACK AFRICANS in our own Black African Continent.!?!?!?!?!? Unbelievable as it may sound, that atmosphere is still glaringly around, without sincere embarrassment. Artificial sophistication is the norm of the ‘modern’ era. RACISM — with its ugliness — WILL STILL CONTINUE FOR A LONG, LONG, LONG WAY TO COME. The change is only in sophistication. THE END

  7. You know what? I have a wonderful idea. Why spending so much money on concrete and other building material when there is a perfect site that already exists that was built by the most intelligent developer of all time; Mother Nature! I remember a site tucked in that huge mountain not too far where I was born and spent my formative. There is a cave that Mother Nature bored into Garaa Asabot facing west and north west. It just needs a few dusting up and be wired up for electricity and modern technology. That country has been churning up humanoids in droves since 1974 and this cave will fit the bill for them as a showcase the public and visitors to enjoy. Then those Neanderthal humanoids can go on their ‘Quest for Fire’ starring ‘Qeerros, OLA’s, Fanos, Tegarus,’ and the rest of half brains. Then we can see Emperor Selassie I turning in his grave and telling us ‘ I told you so!’. He can’t hold back his shock to see that country is being overrun by apes and wild Jack asses with some of them migrating all the way to the Americas, Europe and Oceania. See how easy it is. All you have to do is look around. There is a cave already out there waiting for you. You are NOT qualified for a modern palace. Use that cave you numb brain door knobs!!! Hello! Hello! Hello! Is someone upstairs! Hello! I gave up!!!


    Nobody knows who this individual really is. In 2018, during the deepest hours of TPLF ruling party desperation, this anathema, meaning ኢትዮጵያን ላይ የመጣ እርጉም, surfaced up from the rocks he was crawling under and presented himself as a populist,ethical, visionary, democratic and peaceful “leader”. He spoke about forgiveness, morality, knowledge, the greatness of Ethiopian Unity ad nauseam, 24/7. The gullible majority of Ethiopians took his words at face value. His credentials were not verified. His entire persona, in hind sight, is neither authentic nor credible for a second. A man of tailored made concoctions hailing :Orthodox Amhara mother, Muslim Oromo father, currently a Protestant pastor, a PhD of some sort but not verified.

    In his incessant, laboriously boring, tear jerkingly stupid speeches, he talked, talked, talked, talked and talked, and said nothing of value and substance. His illiteracy መሃይምነትና ከዕውቀት ነፃ መሆን በደምብ ላዳመጠው ለመረመረው ግልፅ ነበር:: የካርል ማርክስን ስም ተፅፎ ከተሰጠው ፅሁፍ እንኳን በቅጡ ሽምድዶ መጥቀስ የማይችል ጥራዝ ነጠቅ ነው::

    ይሄ ሰውዬ ከነግብር አበሮቹ ከነደመቀ መኮንን ከነ ሺመልስ አብዲሳ ከነአዳነች አበቤና ሌሎችም ጨምሮ:
    1) ለኦሮሙማ የ ዕብደት ህልም የአስተሳሰብ ሎሌ የተገዛ የርዕዮተ አለም ፅንፈኛ ነው:
    2) ሃሰተኛ ውሸታም አጭበርባሪ አስመሳይ ነው
    3) ለማህበረሰባዊ ሞራል ዝቅጠት ተጠያቂ ነው
    4) ጦረኛ ዘረኛ ለሰው ህይወት የማይራራ የአውሬነት ባህርይው አንፀባርቆ አፈትልኮ አምልጦት ወጥቶ የሚታይ ሰው ነው
    5) በእወቀት ማነስና በበታቸኝነት የሚሰቃይ መንፈሱን በብልጭልጭ እና እይሉኝ ፍሬፈርሲክ ግንባታ የሚሸፍን ድኩማን ነው

    ኢትዮጵያ በዚህ እና በነዚህ ሰዎች እጅ መውደቋ ባጣም ያሳዝናል::

    The nation who produced dedicated, gifted public servants and diplomats extraordinaire, such as PM Aklilu Habtewold, Dr. Minase Haile, who had decorated Generals the caliber of General Aman Andom, General Keebler Gebre, and traditional figures like Ras Alula, Ras Gobena, Ras Balcha, Emperor Menilik and so on has sunk so low and hit the bottom. The circumstances that led to this abysmal juncture will not be the focus of this post.

    Remedies for the current crises , however remote, must be ironed out and implemented.

    It includes
    1) holding the Abiy criminal gang accountable before the law: domestic, regional, international ( Ethiopia, Africa at AU and the world stage including the UN of which Ethiopia is a founding member)

    2) the Abiy regime is a rogue, criminal and unconstitutional regime. It has violated and is continuing violating the current flawed Ethiopian constitution about which it barks like a dog 24/7 when it needs to serve its interes:
    a) abiy and shimeles have continually violated the article on separation of church and state
    b) the Abiy oromumma regime is not a transparent government
    c) it has denied freedom of movement
    d) it has violated freedom of speech
    e) it has denied the fundamental right of citizens: the right to life, by massacring hundreds of thousands
    f) the Abiy regime is a collection of thugs and thieves, yes thieves and embezzlers!!!!!!!
    And on and on

    የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ ሃሳብን በሃሳብ ማሸነፍ አልቻሉም:: ምክንያቱም እውነት ከእርሳቸው ጋራ የለችም:: ኖራም አታውቅም:: ወደፊትም አትኖርም::

    የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ ሃሳብን በሃሳብ ብልጫ ማሸነፍ አልቻሉም:: በአመክንዮ መከራከርም አይችሉም:: ምክንያቱም በሃሳብ መድረክ ላይ በአመክንዮ ተረተው በዜሮ ስለሚዘረሩ: በማስረጃ በተደገፈ ክርክር ሃሰተኛነታቸው: ጥራዝ ነጠቅነተቸው: ቂመኛነታቸው: ፍርደ ገምድልነታቸው: ኢሰባዊነታቸው: ነፍሰ ገዳይነታቸው: ምግባረ ብልሹነታቸው : ሌብነታቸው: በአጠቃላይ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ የማይመጥኑ የወረዱ ስራዎቻቸው ሁሉ ተጋልጠው በገሃድ ርቃናቸው ጎልቶ ሰለሚገለፅ: የተከበሩት ጠ/ሚ እውነትን አጥብቀው ይፈሯታል: ይሸሿታል::

    በሃሳብ ማሸነፍ ስለማይችሉ አምስት አመት ሙሉ እኔ 24 ሰዐት ላውራ እናንተ ዝም ብላችሁ አድምጡ ብለው ይቆጣሉ:: በፓርላማ መጥተው ትንሽ challenge ከተደረጉ እንኳን አይናቸው ደም ለብሶ በንዴት በቁጣ ይዋጣሉ::

    አስቀድመው ተዘግጃተው ተፅፎላቸው ከሚፈበርኩት የደም እንባ አስለቃሽ አሰልቺ የጥሩምባ መንፋት አባዜያቸው በስተቀር አምስት አመት ሙሉ አንዲት እንኳን ጥያቄ ተጠይቀው መመለስ ፈርተው ተደብቀው ተወሽቀው ከህዝብ ተሸሽገው አዋቂ ናቸው ተብለው ህዝብ እንዲስግድላቸው እንዲያጎበድድላቸው ይፈልጋሉ::

    ስርስራቸው በሚርመሰመሱት ምንደኞች እና እፉኞች ከታታሪው የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ አፍ ተነጥቆ በተሰረቀ ሀብት ንብረት ለሃሳብና ለሞራል ብኩን ካድሬዎቻቸው ከርሳቸውን መሙያ ፍርፋሪ በመወርወር ህግን ያጣምማሉ: ክቡሩን የሰው ልጅ ነፍስ ለርካሽ ኦሮሙማ የኦሮሞ ፅንፈኞች ቅዝት ራሳቸውንና ሌሎች አእምሮ ቢስ ወሮበሎችን ያስተባብራሉ::

    The rule of law is not a selective application of the law a land to serve the executive branch. In the 1930s Ethiopia had her first written constitution granted under Emperor Haile Selassie. The revised constitution of 1955, the criminal codes of 1950s were all the basis for founding a modern state where the executive branch was subjected to check and balances by the legislative and judiciary branch.

    Today, over 90 years later, abiy ahmed has transformed himself to a dictator perpetuo, a Caesar.

    The arrogance of this individual and his regime is mind boggling. He envisions himself as imprisoning and extraditing his dissenters as “terrorists”, including journalists, bloggers, individual moral objectors.

    The entire world prostrates and bows before you:

    Imperator Caesar Abiy VII,

    Or in the local vernacular:

    ኦ ታላቁ ንጉሳችን ከአንተ ፊት የአለም ህዝብ ሁሉ እንስግዳለን:

    ንጉሰ ነገሰት ዘእምነገደ በሻሻ አብይ አህመድ 7ኛ ጨ

  9. rezen,

    Leave Ethiopia to Ethiopians! Eritrea has always been a gun-for-hire by anybody with money who wants to destabilize Ethiopia. So, save me your Eritrean Crocodile Tears!

    1). Leave [ከእናንተ አይነቱ ጋር – “ኢትዮጵያዊ” – መባሉ ራሱ – ትልቅ እርግማን ነው!] to Ethiopians!

    2). The number of Eritreans in Ethiopia shot to an alarmingly worrisome Security Risk Level [≥500% after Eritrea’s independence]. Eritreans are best known for their service to Whites/Arabs/etc. as agents/informants/guides/drivers/pimps in embassies/‘NGOs’/etc.

    3. Ertireans [except ≤1%] have never been Ethiopia-friendly & will never ever be one!

    4. Eritreans are the only blacks who adore their Colonizer Masters [Italians].

    5). Ethiopia & Freedom: Ethiopia fought both Eritreans & their Italian Colonizer Masters.

    6). During Derg Era, Eritreans were wreaking havoc disguised as students, activists, etc.

    7). In 1991, EPLF Eritreans led TPLF Tigrayans in to Addis! Alas, the Eritreans in Addis turned “The Enemy Within” and served the EPLF-TPLF Secessionist Duo till 1998.


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