EPRDF Politics:Time of Reckoning
Results of Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People actual religious tolerance St. Raguale church and Grand Anwar Mosque in Mercato situated close by.
For me, Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa, is a land of a diverse array of Nations, Nationalities and Peoples marked for peaceful coexistence and tolerance. It is found at a crossroad to the Middle East and Africa. It borders Djibouti in the East, Eritrea in the North, both North and South Sudan in the West and North-west, Kenya in the South and Somalia in South-east. Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia’s as well as Africa. Over 90 million people had inhabited an over 1.1 million sq. km land mass. There are about 80 different ethnic groups each with its own language, culture and tradition. According to 2007 census, the country is among the least urbanized countries; 83.6 per cent living in rural areas. But, today a number of cities are emerging and making significant contribution for the successful actualization of the Second Phase Growth and Transformation Plan (II GTP). In doing so, what are the secrets behind the astounding success stories they managed to register so far? As to many scholars, it is the result of the proper implementation of unity in diversity as per the ideals of the Constitution under one national flag. According to the Constitution, the national flag bears three colours set horizontally green (top), yellow (middle) and red (bottom) with national emblem at the centre. “The national emblem on the flag reflects the hope of nations, nationalities, people as well as religious communities of Ethiopia to live together in equality and unity,” Article 3 /1-2. There is a constitution along with a parliamentary democracy. It devolves state power among Federal and State governments. The Federal Democratic Republic has three branches of government and administration namely executive, legislative and House of Peoples’ Representatives. The executive branch includes the prime minster, council of misters and council of states. The legislative branch has bicameral parliament consisting of the House of Federation or upper chamber. The third one is House of Peoples’ Representatives or lower chamber the latter being elected by popular vote from single-member districts to serve five-year terms. Currently, there are nine states and all states and city administration are subdivided into administrative Woredas (district). Woreda is a basic council comprised of elected members. It is divided into kebeles, the smallest administrative unit in the government.
According to a reliable source the Executive Leadership is in do or die session so to speak! Although there were some disagreement from a strong minority on how to proceed the majority has prevailed and the meeting has started in earnest. According to our source a certain number from the OPDO and ANDM leadership were in the strong minority group while the rest were in the majority group. The meeting has started by listening to an individual leader grievances. According to our source the grievance heard so far was presented by former OPDO leader. His grievance was about TPLF supremacy and how he and his likes were marginalized. Our source told us even though TPLF leadership has admitted to some of their own weakness, most including some current and former OPDO leaders have disagreed with the assertion of the problem in Oromia is caused by TPLF supremacy!Our source told us the meeting is not all about individuals but about getting rid of the anti federalism and anti EPRDF thoughts that are being exhibited across the country. Apparently EPRDF is dead serious the current negative political developments are inspired by internal dissent. According to our source there will be noting that will not be addressed in this meeting.It is a make it or break it meeting and change is certain in many Federal and Regional institution! Aigaforum Dec 14, 2017