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After Singapore Narrative, Abiy Ahmed displays a televised project inspection/visit of “Corridor Development”

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Toronto – For the past four or five months, Abiy Ahmed’s administration has been working hard to reverse the legitimacy crisis it has been facing in light of chronic security crisis, wars in the Amhara and Oromia regions, and unbearable economic hardship in the country. Ethiopia’s currency is poised to plunge even deeper. One Canadian dollar is now exchanged for 89 Ethiopian birr ( it used to be 22 when Abiy Ahmed took power about six years ago) when directly deposited to a bank account via money transfer services like RIA.

One of the main propaganda approaches by Abiy Ahmed’s Administration ( and he seems to be at the center of the campaign) to reverse the legitimacy crisis is to showcase the prestige projects in the capital Addis Ababa. The projects are usually portrayed as if they are core development projects that are a requirement for economic development in the capital.

This week, the cabinet ministers, who were part of Abiy Ahmed’s trip to South Korea and Singapore, appeared in a two parts TV show to reflect on the development of Singapore in a way highlighting it as a great lesson to Ethiopia – the only country in the planet whose Federal system is strictly based on ethnicity something that brought about a bloodshed and massacre especially in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.

Today, the state media released video footage of the Prime Minister and his cabinet ministers inspecting the Addis Ababa Corridor Development project in the capital. The seemingly public relation and propaganda stunt seem to be carefully choreographed. Apart from demonstrating the project – which was one of the most unpopular projects as it has displaced hundreds of thousands of residents – the intention appears to be showing that Abiy Ahmed is still “enjoying” popular support in the capital. The security detail appears to be loose. The prime minister has been claiming that his ruling party has 14 million members across the country.

The Prime Minister admitted that too many were hurt during the process leading to the corridor development project.

Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Video : embedded from Fana YouTube channel
Cover photo : screenshot from the video

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