Singer GG Inspires Abiy Ahmed Address to the EPRDF Convention

Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the ruling EPRDF, has urged for an immediate action in rectifying good governance problems during his opening remarks at his party’s convention kicked off today in Hawassa, capital of the southern regional state.

In his address to 2,000 delegates and invited attendees, the Chairman remarked that the outcome of the meeting shall strengthen the change the country is undergoing by addressing major bottlenecks such as on good governance.

“Leaders would come and go, yet the country will continue to exist” Abiy said quoting a lyrics from one of the known singers, Ejigayehu Shubabaw, a.k.a GG.

Following the opening ceremony of the convention, the delegates from the four parties, which form the ruling EPRDF, have started group meetings late in the afternoon. The closed group meetings will continue tomorrow. Delegates will discuss on the three-year performance report of the EPRDF.

Along with the delegates, the convention is attended by opposition party leaders, representatives of civil societies, regional state governments and envoys of ruling parties of other countries, including from the Chinese Communist Party.

Obang Metho, a human rights activist, is one of the attendees being an optimist of the outcome of the convention.

“It should set a way for all people live in harmony and respecting human rights,” Obang, told Fortune.

Published on Oct 03,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 962]



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