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Addis Ababa City Administration Introduces Another Controversial Measure 

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Addis Ababa City Mayor , Adanech Abiebie (Photo : File/PD)

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Addis Ababa City Administration  is reportedly poised to administer an evaluative assessment exam for its employees, from the main office all the way to district-level staff.

Wazema Radio reported about the new measures this week. Those who are unable to pass the evaluative exam will be given a position that matches their skill level. According to the report, another option is to provide workers with compensation payment so that they can leave. For those who are transferred to another office, their salary level will remain unchanged. However, the city seems to have arrangements for those who failed to achieve passing grades to retake the exam before being given the options of transfer or leaving city jobs – based on the report. 

Employees nearing retirement age could opt for the “voluntary retirement” option.

Offices that have undertaken structural adjustment studies are identified to write the exam, and the exams will be administered until January this year, as reported.

The Housing Development Administration, Public Service and Human Resources Development, Work Enterprise and Industry Development Office, Construction License and Inspection Office, and Land Development Administration offices are among those identified for the evaluative examination.

Other City Administration offices still undertaking structural studies will administer the evaluative exams upon completing their studies, according to the source.

The city administration has not released an official statement on the issue. If true, this will be the second controversial policy measure in less than a month.

Last month, the city announced plans to contract out seven key service deliveries, mostly related to land issues, to private companies under the guise of enhancing “quality service delivery.”

With significant loss of credibility and as is often the case with many new policy measures, the latest one has met with skepticism from the public. Politically active Ethiopians in the opposition quarter who are active on social media tend to think that the measures are likely to be politically motivated and are likely to be part of the Oromummaa ideology rather than a quest for efficiency in service delivery.

In the past, there had been alleged attempts to alter the demographic composition in Addis Ababa City by exploiting the transfer of condominium houses in the capital – among other strategies. 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. If it is true and administered professionally, it is good – bacause many dumb ethnic devils who were employed due to their racial hatred profile will be FIRED…if it is true.

    • The reason the writer call it “controversial” is not clear. It’s beter to leave the jegment to readers.of chores if and only the writer intention is not only informing but also discrediting all theadmins work.

    • An authoritarian ruler like Abiy Ahmed may occasionally discover small victories, just as a broken clock occasionally reveals moments of truth. This is a really beneficial decision for the nation and the future generation, even with all of its drawbacks. Competition is necessary, not an employment procedure that favors bribes, ethnicity, or nepotism. Abiy Ahmed and the mayor of Finfinnee seem to be doing appropriately in this situation.

    • An authoritarian ruler like Abiy Ahmed may occasionally discover small victories, just as a broken clock occasionally reveals moments of truth. This is a really beneficial decision for the nation and the future generation, even with all of its drawbacks. Competition is necessary, not an employment procedure that favors bribes, ethnicity, or nepotism. Abiy Ahmed and the mayor of Finfinnee seem to be doing appropriately in this situation.

  2. Is this test the brainchild of Dr. Abiy according to his nightly oromumma gospel revelations ? Is this strucrural/adminstrative corruption and nepotism by different name in the highest office or something? I mean , how do you conceive and force in work public employees on the job to take battery test out of nowhere and overnight with disregard to any prior notice of polcy studies and proposals ?

  3. Behind their fear of evaluative exam, there hides something like forged documents and bribery gains of job opportunities. So, the exam will check out unless it’s rigged, those buffers from the staff. If this is linked to oromummaa, yes let it be. And google should check up such racist posts to be neutral and remove such documents from their site.

  4. The exam questions are being sold, so let minstry of education manage the proccess, to make the evaluation free, fair and equal for all regardless of poletical affilation and ethinic base

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