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የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ከጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ጋር በተደረገው ውይይት ላይ የተለያዩ አቋሞች ይዘዋል

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ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ከፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የጋራ ምክር ቤት አባል ፓርቲዎች ጋር የጋራ ምክር ቤቱን በማጠናከር፣ የምርጫ ሕጎችና አዋጆች በሚሻሻሉበትና በብሔራዊ መግባባት አጀንዳዎች ላይ መጋቢት 14 ቀን 2008 ዓ.ም. በጽሕፈት ቤታቸው ተወያዩ፡፡ የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ አባል የሆኑም ያልሆኑም ፓርቲዎች ውይይቱን በተመለከተ የተለያዩ አቋሞች አንፀባርቀዋል፡፡
በውይይቱ ወቅት የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ አባላት ከሆኑ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ምክር ቤቱን ማጠናከር ስለሚቻልበት፣ እንዲሁም በብሔራዊ መግባባትን አስመልክቶ ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ጥያቄዎች ቀርበውላቸዋል፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩም የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ እንዲጠናከር መንግሥት አስፈላጊውን ሁሉ እንደሚያደርግ ገልጸው፣ ብሔራዊ መግባባትን በተመለከተም እንዲሁ ልዩነቶች እንደተጠበቁ በአገራዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ በጋራ መሥራት እንደሚቻል አስታውቀዋል፡፡
ምንም እንኳን ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ይኼን ቢሉም፣ በአገሪቱ የሚንቀሳቀሱ የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ አባላት የሆኑም ያልሆኑም የተለያዩ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች በውይይቱ ላይ የተለያየ አቋም እያራመዱ ነው፡፡
‹‹የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ አስተያየት ከፍተኛ የሆነ አድልዎ ያለበት ነው፡፡ በተለይ ገንዘብን በተመለከተ ባደረጉት ንግግር የምክር ቤት አባላት ለሆኑ ፓርቲዎች የተወሰነ ገንዘብ እንደሚሰጥ አስታውቀዋል፡፡ ይኼ ማለት ደግሞ ፓርቲዎችን የምክር ቤቱ አባል ለማድረግ የሚያስገድድ አሠራር ነው፤›› በማለት የመላው ኢትዮጵያ አንድነት ድርጅት (መኢአድ) ፕሬዚዳንት አቶ አበባው መሐሪ ለሪፖርተር ገልጸዋል፡፡
ብሔራዊ መግባባትን በተመለከተ ሲናገሩም፣ ‹‹አገር ውስጥ ምንም ዓይነት ግጭት እንዲነሳ አንፈልግም፡፡ ነገር ግን ብሔራዊ እርቅ የሚመጣው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ባሉት መሠረት ሳይሆን፣ ሁሉም የሲቪክ ማኅበረሰብ አባላት፣ ፓርቲዎችና ሌሎች ያገባናል የሚል ወገን ሁሉ ተሰብስበው መሆን አለበት፡፡ ይኼ ግን ሊሆን አልቻለም፡፡ እነሱን በሚያመቻቸው መንገድ ብቻ ማድረጉ ለአገሪቱ ዘላቂ ሰለም ሊያመጣ አይችልም፡፡ ስለዚህ ሁሉም ያገባኛል የሚል አካል ሁሉ መሳተፍ አለበት፤›› ብለዋል፡፡
በተመሳሳይ የሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ፕሬዚዳንት ኢንጂነር ይልቃል ጌትነት፣ ‹‹የተካሄደው ውይይት ለገዥው ፓርቲ የሕዝብ ግንኙነት ሥራ ከመሥራት የዘለለ ምንም ፋይዳ የለውም፤›› ብለው በጋራ ምክር ቤቱ የሚሳተፉ ፓርቲዎችም ኢሕአዴግን ከማጀብ የዘለለ ምንም ድርሻ እንደሌላቸው ገልጸዋል፡፡
‹‹የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ አባላት የሚባሉት ከኢሕአዴግ ገንዘብ የሚቆረጥላቸው ፓርቲዎች ናቸው፡፡ ይኼ ደግሞ ለዴሞክራሲያዊ ሥርዓት ግንባታም ሆነ ለመድበለ ፓርቲ ሥርዓቱ ግንባታ ምንም ዓይነት አስተዋጽኦ የሌለው ነው፤›› ሲሉ ውይይቱንና የውይይቱን ተሳታፊ ፓርቲዎች ክፉኛ ተችተዋል፡፡
ብሔራዊ መግባባት የሚለው  ጉዳይም ቢሆን መንግሥትና ፓርቲዎቹ በሚሉት መንገድ የሚፈታ እንዳልሆነ ተከራክረዋል፡፡ ‹‹አገሪቱ ውስጥ በርካታ ችግሮች በየሥፍራው እየተከሰቱ ባሉበት ሁኔታ ዝም ብሎ ብሔራዊ መግባባት ማለት ቀልድ ነው፤›› በማለት ብሔራዊ መግባባት በንግግር ሳይሆን በተግባር ሊገለጽ እንደሚገባ አመልክተዋል፡፡
‹‹የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩና የፓርቲዎቹ ውይይት ምንም አዲስ ነገር የለውም፡፡ አገሪቷ ውስጥ የተከሰተውን ችግር አስመልክተው እንኳን አልተወያዩም፡፡ ስለዚህ ጠቀሜታው እዚህ ግባ የሚባል አይደለም፤›› በማለት የተከራከሩት ደግሞ የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ አንድነት መድረክ (መድረክ) የሕዝብ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ አቶ ጥላሁን እንደሻው ናቸው፡፡
‹‹አገሪቱ የምትፈልጋቸው አንገብጋቢ ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮች አሉ፡፡ ነገር ግን የተደረገው ውይይት ከዚህ ቀደም የሚያደርጉት ዓይነት ውይይት ነው፤›› በማለት አስተያየታቸውን ሰጥተዋል፡፡
ብሔራዊ መግባባትን አስመልክቶ የተደረገው ውይይትም ቢሆን ከፍተኛ ትኩረት የሚሰጠው እንዳልሆነ የገለጹ ሲሆን፣ ‹‹ብሔራዊ መግባባት የሚባለው ተጨባጭ በሆኑ በፖለቲካ ምኅዳሩ ላይ ለውጥ ሊያመጡ በሚችሉ ጉዳዮች ላይ የሚደረግ ውይይት እንጂ፣ በአንድ የተወሰነ ጉዳይ ላይ ተከልሎ የሚደረግ ውይይት መሆን የለበትም፤›› በማለት አስረድተዋል፡፡
ከዚህ በተቃራኒ አስተያየታቸውን የሰጡት የኢትዮጵያውያን ዴሞክራሲያዊ ፓርቲ (ኢዴፓ) ፕሬዚዳንት ዶ/ር ጫኔ ከበደ በበኩላቸው፣ ‹‹ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የጋራ ምክር ቤቱ መጠናከር እንዳለበትና መንግሥት የገንዘብ ድጋፍ እንደሚያደርግ የያዘውን አቋም አወንታዊ በሆነ መልኩ ተመልክተነዋል፤›› ብለዋል፡፡
ብሔራዊ መግባባትን አስመልክቶ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የገቡት ቃል ሲፈጸም ለማየት በተስፋ እንደሚጠብቁም እንዲሁ ገልጸዋል፡፡ ከዚህ ቀደም ቃል የተገቡ ነገሮች በተግባር ሲፈጸሙ አለማስተዋላቸውን በመግለጽ፣ አሁንስ ኢሕአዴግን እንዴት ማመን ይቻላል የሚል ጥያቄ ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ማቅረባቸውን የገለጹት ዶ/ር ጫኔ፣ መንግሥት ቁርጠኛ ነው የሚል ምላሽ ማግኘታቸውንና ይኼንንም በተስፋ እንደሚጠብቁ ገልጸዋል፡፡
‹‹ውይይቱ በአጠቃላይ ሲታይ ስምምነት የተደረሰበት ነው፤›› በማለት የገለጹት የኢሕአዴግ የሕዝብና የውጭ ግንኙነት ኃላፊ አቶ ደስታ ተስፋው በበኩላቸው፣  ‹‹በቀጣይም አገራዊ መግባባት በመፍጠር በተለያዩ አጀንዳዎች ላይ የክርክር መድረኮችና ኮንፈረንሶች እየተዘጋጁ ፓርቲዎች ተሳትፏቸው እንዲጠናከር ይደረጋል፤›› ብለዋል፡፡
ምክር ቤቱ ያካተተው የኢሕአዴግን የሚያጅቡ ፓርቲዎችን ብቻ እንጂ ጠንካራ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አባል አይደሉም ለሚለው ወቀሳ፣ ‹‹የምክር ቤቱ አባላት በሰላማዊ መንገድና በመቻቻል ፖለቲካ ላይ ልዩነቶቻችን ተጠብቆ እንሠራለን ብለው ያመኑ ናቸው፡፡ ከዚህ ባሻገር ደግሞ ሕገወጥትነትን እያጣቀሱ በሥነ ምግባር መገዛት የማይፈልጉ ደግሞ ምክር ቤቱ ውስጥ አልገቡም፡፡ ልዩነቱ ይኼ ነው፡፡ ከዚህ ውጪ ኢሕአዴግ ሲፈልግ የሚያስገባው ሲፈልግ ግን የሚያስወጣው ፓርቲ የለም፤›› በማለት ምላሽ ሰጥተዋል፡፡
የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የጋራ ምክር ቤት ስምንት ፓርቲዎችን በአባልነት የያዘ ነው፡፡ በአገሪቱ ዋነኛ የሚባሉት መኢአድ፣ ሰማያዊና መድረክ በአባልነት አይሳተፉበትም፡፡
የምክር ቤቱ አባል ለመሆን ፓርቲዎች የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች የምርጫ ሥነ ምግባር አዋጅ ቁጥር 662/2002ን መፈረም ይጠበቅባቸዋል፡፡ እንደ መድረክና ሰማያዊ ያሉ ተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አዋጁ የኢሕአዴግን ሐሳብ የሚያንፀባርቅ በመሆኑ፣ ሁሉም ፓርቲዎች በእኩልነት ተነጋግረው የሚያፀድቁት ሌላ የሥነ ምግባር ሕግ እንዲረቀቅ ይጠይቃሉ፡፡

ምንጭ – ሪፖርተር

Ethiopia: “It’s very dangerous. Everybody is living in fear. They imprison people every day. People have disappeared.”- Al Jazeera Reported

Ethiopia’s Oromo people demand equal rights in protests

Largest ethnic group in Ethiopia continues to rally against the government despite crackdown.

Wolonkomi, Ethiopia – Six-year-old Abi Turi and her nine-year-old brother Dereje have not been attending classes in Wolonkomi.

Their school was closed in January as the Ethiopian government began what its critics call a crackdown on protests by the Oromo, the country’s largest ethnic group.

It is uncertain how many people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters since November, when a series of demonstrations began.

Local estimates put the figure at between 80 and above 200. The New York-based Human Rights Watch has said that more than 200 people may have died in about six months, a figure the government denies.

“With regards to allegations from human rights groups or self-styled human rights protectors, the numbers they come with, the stories they often paint, are mostly plucked out thin air,” Getachew Reda, the information minister, told Al Jazeera.

Abi and Dereje’s mother was among those shot in January. She was hit by a bullet in the neck. Despite receiving medical treatment, she died of her wounds in March.

“The little girl cries and keeps asking where her mother is. We feel her pain,” said the children’s grandfather Kena Turi, a farmer. “The older one cried when his mother was shot and died, but now it seems he understands she’s gone.”

Oromo students began rallying to protest against a government plan they said was intended to expand the boundaries of Addis Ababa, the capital, into Oromia’s farmland.

Protests continue

Oromia is the country’s largest region, and many there believe the government did not want to redevelop services and roads, but that it was engaged in a landgrab.

Though the government shelved its “Integrated Development Master Plan” due to the tension, protests continued as the Oromo called for equal rights.

In February, another anti-government rally turned violent. Nagase Arasa, 15, and her eight-year-old brother Elias say they were shot in their legs while a demonstration happened near their home.


READ MORE: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown


“I was in the back yard walking to the house when I was shot,” Nagase told Al Jazeera.

“My brother was in the house. I couldn’t walk I was bleeding. Then I was hit again when I was on the ground I felt the pain then my brother came to help me and he was shot too.”

Ethiopia has an ethnically-based federal system that gives a degree of self-rule to the Oromo people.

But the Oromo opposition, some of whose members have been detained, says the system has been corrupted by the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.

A ‘marginalised’ community

Merera Gudina, an Oromo politician, said that members of his community feel marginalised — excluded from cultural activities, discriminated against because of their different language, and not consulted in political or economic decisions.

With double-digit growth over the last decade, Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but the majority of the Oromo remain poor.

“Until the Oromo’s get their proper place in this country I don’t think it [dissent] is going to go. The government wants to rule in the old way; people are resisting being ruled in the old way,” Gudina said.


READ MORE: Ethiopia accused on bloody crackdown


Reporting and recording human rights abuses is also risky, activists told Al Jazeera. Local and foreign journalists said attempts were made to intimidate them, with some detained.

Al Jazeera spoke with local reporters who said they were too afraid to even try and cover the issue.

“It’s very dangerous. Everybody is living in fear. They imprison people every day. People have disappeared. Doing this work is like selling my life,” a human rights activist told Al Jazeera, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Government rejects claims

Kumlachew Dagne, a human rights lawyer, said there was a need for “public forums and consultation for debates on public policy issues” to allow for different views to be heard. He added that the protesters who were injured or killed had not been armed.

“Many of those people were killed after the protests took place many of the people were shot in the back some were shot in the head, which shows that these people were not armed,” he said.

“They were peaceful demonstrators. That is consistent with reports we had from victims’ families.”

The government rejects such claims as exaggerated or fabricated.

“People, whether they are civilians or security officials who have been involved in an excessive use of force, will be held responsible,” Reda said.

He said the government would consult with the Oromo people and “address the underlying problems”.

Source: Al Jazeera

Read the whole report here on Al Jazeera

 

Dictatorship is by no means an alternative for Ethiopia

Ethiopians became under control by merciless tribal dictatorship of Tigre brethren.  Currently, fear, not laws and regulations, controlled Ethiopians.

by Dubale Tariku

Most Ethiopians agree that a pragmatic solution to the existing political impasse is important to prevent disintegration.  Whether we choose to believe it or not many Ethiopians seem to be so terrified of the floating indication that the country will be disintegrated from statehood to tribal-hood, if the hovering potential ethnic conflict is unabated. When the regime supporters exploit the fear to justify for TPLF dictatorship indefinite rule, even well-wishers seem to see a variant of dictatorship as an alternative for keeping Ethiopia’s integrity. One can speculate both sides may have been forced to favor dictatorship out of sense of hopelessness of the stifled democratic struggle in Ethiopia. However, be it for pragmatic or other reasons dictatorship should by no means be viewed as better alternative to democratic governance. For positive traits of dictatorship a handful of Asian countries may be cited, but hundreds of other countries can be cited for its negative traits.Dialogue Between Eritreans and Ethiopians

The jobs that dictators are championed to do better, the democratic governance had done the same jobs best.  The TPLF propagandist often championed dictatorship for keeping territorial integrity and advancing economic development.  The argument to favor dictatorship is its ability for swift decision it can make because of the military and security power Dictators control.  Dictators are capable of implementing practically any policy they initiated without seeking public consent. However, the argument neglects to consider the policies dictators initiate are sources of economic stagnation and risks territorial integrity.  Most importantly, they neglect the fact that dictatorship resulted long-term societal decay of a nation.  What we see in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa is deep hopelessness among citizens and unprecedented brutality by dictators towards fellow human being, which rarely had seen in any of democratic countries. It is ironic to think that the same entity that caused the instability and insignificant economic development are expected to give solution for the same problems they caused.

Ethiopians have experienced decades of oppression. Thus, the problem of dictatorships is so wide in scope and lengthy in time. Unquestioning submission to authority figures and rulers has been part and parcel of the culture. From the modern history of Emperor Haile Selassie to the current Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) tribal regime, all three consecutive governments created and used state institutions to subordinate society. However ineffective, during the Emperor’s time few independent civic and societal institutions initiated. The “derg” junta destroyed the few. Other than those initiated to advance socialist ideology, “derg” never attempted to create independent civic institutions or allowed the public to create one. The TPLF tightened the noose more than ever before, and weakened and subordinated primarily the judicial systems to destroy, incarcerate and legally torture any opponent. The little independence the judicial institutions enjoyed in the past withered away. Ethiopians witnessed unprecedented mockery of legal system. Over the phone and under-the-table directives, the ghost of security officials and brutal cadres presided on the respected chambers and rendered unlawful judgments on defendants.

Most of all, TPLF had set the condition for breakdown of Ethiopia by enforced ethnic administrative systems and encouraged toxic ethnic relationship. For a moment, let’s admit the truth what Ethiopia got out of current dictatorship. Forgetting insidious racism that are driven by extreme hate, in the last 25-years, TPLF produced ethnic administrative “killils” if a fellow Ethiopian citizen go to these ethnic “killils” will be ethnically stereotyped and likely be discriminated. In these ethnic “killils”, Ethiopians are discriminated in various ways.  One, the fellow Ethiopian citizen is discriminated for not speaking their language and not knowing their culture. Two, they simply assume that he/she has no right to come or live in their “killil” and forcefully displaced.  Three, the administrators including police force most likely stands against the fellow citizen in official places. Four, the property the fellow citizen owned do not actually belong to the fellow citizen and see his/her success with resentment.  To say the least, the university campuses are challenging to ethnic groups that came from elsewhere. To tell the gravitas of the problem in the simplest term possible, TPLF produced a lot of regressive ethnic advocates and politicians who argues in straight-face that discriminatory action against other ethnic groups is heroic, progressive, and shows the love of their ethnic group. Among these crowds, a fair minded person who welcome all Ethiopians as citizens and sees things in broader and inclusive ways is often branded as an ethnic traitor. All such societal ills, including ethnic discrimination, corruption, nepotism, brain drain, migration, eliciting money, poverty, reached unprecedented level during TPLF dictatorship.

Ethiopians became under control by merciless tribal dictatorship of Tigre brethren.  Currently, fear, not laws and regulations, controlled Ethiopians. What Ethiopia produced out of the various dictatorships is a terrified society.  Professionals and commoners alike are too frightened to share their resentments to dictatorship. Political parties are divided along ethnic lines and unable to work together to achieve freedom. Even those political parties organized by political philosophy are divided by security official manipulation or intimidation. Trust among citizens eroded to not believe in each other even to not do anything at individual’s own initiative. Notice the close down of organization initiated by individuals such as commonly known EHRCO (Ethiopian Human Rights Council).

What Ethiopians need is freedom to revive societal spirit and morale integrity, which are going down to the drain. Perhaps societal spirits soared temporarily because of the short-lived resistance of the near past of “kinijit”.  The resistance turned out to be insufficient to overcome fear and change the dictatorial regime.  Sadly, those resistances may even have brought more fear and suffering. Out of these gloomy mist, the wide spread protest broke in Oromia killil. Obviously, with the suspicions and disdains inculcated in citizens other Ethiopians are watching from sideline. The same way as kinijit fall, the protest in Oromia killil might fall short to get the much-needed freedom. In the mean time, Ethiopians continue suffering under TPLF dictatorship without future hope and with widespread societal ills.

When people propose dictatorship over democracy, clear thinking is needed because of the dangers and negative societal traits described above involved.  It should be clear there is no real peace under dictatorship.  No matter how much well-intended submission of citizens to cruel oppression by ruthless dictators who inflict atrocities on millions of people is no real peace. As has been seen in Ethiopia for the past several decades, there is no freedom and justice or development in dictatorship, but long-term societal moral decay.

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ሀገር ማለት የኔ ልጅ – በዶ/ር በድሉ ዋቅጅራ

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ሀገር ማለት ልጄ፣ ሀገር ማለት፣
እንዳይመስልሽ የተወለድሽበት ቦታ ፣ የተወለድሽበት አፈር፤
እትብትሽ የተቀበረበት ፣ ቀድመሽ የተነፈሽው አየር፤
ብቻ እንዳይመስልሽ።
ሀገር ረቂቅ ነው ቃሉ፤
አገር ውስብስብ ነው ውሉ።

ሀገር ማለት ልጄ ፣
ሀገር ማለት ምስል ነው ፣በህሊና የምታኖሪው፤
ከማማ መህጸን ከወጣሽበት ቀን ጀምሮ ፤
በጠባሽው ጡት፣ ወይም ጡጦ ፣
በዳህሽበት ደጃፍ፣ በወደቅሽበት ፈፋ፤
በተማርሽበት ትምህርት ቤት፣
በተሻገርሽው ዥረት ፤
በተሳልሽበት ታቦት ፣ወይ በተማፀንሽው ከራማ ፤
በእውቀትሽና በህይወትሽ፣
በእውነትሽና በስሜትሽ ፣
የምትቀበይው ምስል ነው ፣ በህሊናሽ የምታኖሪው፤
ስትወጅ ሰንደቅ ታደርጊው፡፡
ቢያስጠላሽ የማትቀይሪው።

ሀገር ማለት የኔ ልጅ ፣
ሀገር ማለት ቋንቋ ነው በአንደበት አይናገሩት፤
በጆሮ አያዳምጡት፤
አማርኛ ኦሮሞኛ ፣ አፋርኛ ቅማንተኛ፤
ጉራግኛ ወይ ትግርኛ፣ ብለው የማይፈርጁት ።

የኔ ልጅ፣
አማራውና አፋሩ፣ ኦሮሞው ሲዳማው ፣ ጉራጌኛሽን ባይሰማ፤
ያለገባው እንዳይመስልሽ ፣ ሀዘን ደስታሽን ያልተጋራ።
የየልቦናችንን ሀቅ፣ ፍንትው አድርጎ እያሳየ፤
ህዝቦችን ከሰንደቃቸው፣ አስተሳስሮ ያቆየ፡፡
ሀገር ቋንቋ ነው ልጄ፣ የሁለንተናሽ መስታወት፤
ሲከፋሽ ትሽሽጊበት ፣ ሲደላሽ ትኳኳየዪበት ።

የኔ ልጅ ፣
አያት ቅም አያትሽ ፣ሰላም ሲሆን ከወልቂጤ አድማስ ማዶ ሸቅጦ፣
ሲያቀና ወረቱን፤
ለእኔና ለአንቺ መኖሪያ፣ ሲያቀና ቀዬና ቤቱን፤
ሀገር ጠላት ሲደፍራትም፣ ጦሩን ሰብቆ እየፎከረ፤
ከኦሮሞው ከትግሬው፣ ከአፋሩ ከወላይታው፣ . . . ከሁሉም የጦቢያ ልጆች ፣
አጥንቱን እየማገረ፤
ሀገር ይሉት መግባቢያ ፣ሰንደቅ ይሉት መለያ ፣ ሲያቆይልሽ፤
በጉራግኛ ማትገልጭው፣ በጎጥ የማትገድቢው፣ ስንት አለ ታሪክ መሰለሽ!

እና የእኔ ልጅ፣
ለዚህ ነው ሀገር ይሉት ቋንቋ፣ ላንቺ የሚያስፈልግሽ፤
ከወልቂጤ አድማስ ማዶ፣ ለተሳሰረ ታሪክሽ፤
ከወልቂጤ አድማስ ማዶ ፣ ለተወጠነው እድገትሽ።
እና ልብ በይ ልጄ ! ሀገር ማለት ቋንቋ ነው፣ ባንደበት አይናገሩት፤
በጆሮ አያዳምጡት።

ከሁሉም በላይ ልጄ ፣
ተፈጥሮ ከቸረው በረከት ፣ የላቡን ፍሬ የሚበላ፤
ሀገር ማለት ወገን ነው፣ የእኔ የምትይው ከለላ።
ትመኪበት ጥሪት፣ ትደምቂበት ብርሃንሽ፤
የሰብዕናሽ ግማሽ ውል ፣ወገን ነው ማሕተምሽ፡፡
ዜጋው ነው ልጄ ሀገርሽ።

መሬትማ የእኔ ልጅ፣
በእምነትሽና እውቀትሽ፣ ከልለሽ ካላበጀሽው፤
ለእድገትሽ ውጥን ካልሆነ ፣ለተስፋሽ ካልተመገብሽው፤
መሬትማ ባዳ ነው፣ ላለማው የሚለማ፤
ለተስማማው የሚስማማ።
ዥረቱም ግድ የለውም ፣ ቦይ ለማሰለት ይፈሳል
ተራራውም ደንቆሮ ነው ፣ ለቦረቦረው ይበሳል።
መሬቱ አደለም የኔ ልጅ፣ እድርተኛው ነው ሃገርሽ፤
ስትቸገሪ ታድጎ፣ ስትታመሚ አስታሞ፣ ስትሞቺ አፈር ሚያለብስሽ።
በእጅሽ ያለ ብሩህ ጽጌ ፣ ሰው ነው ልጄ ሀገርሽ፤
ወገን ነው ልጄ ሀገርሽ።

እና የኔ ልጅ፣
ሀገር ረቂቅ ነው ቃሉ፤
ሀገር ውስብስብ ነው ውሉ።
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ታህሳስ 1999፣ ለልጃችን ኬርአለም
“ፍካት ናፋቂዎች” መድብል
ዶ/ር በድሉ ዋቅጅራ

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MINUTES FOR QUARTERLY REGULAR MEETING OF EPPFG HELD ON MARCH 6, 2016 IN NÜRNBERG. 

Posted by : Alemayehu Kidanewold

On March 6  2015, Ethiopian people patriotic front guard ( EEPFG) accomplished a very successful meeting in Nürnberg.

There were more than 200 party members and invited guests from different part of Germeny participated the meeting.

 

The meeting was scheduled to start 12:00 pm to fulfill party members questions  in Gröse Gerau  meeting, but it was not started as it was scheduled because of different reasons.

The meeting was started around  1:00pm  by Ato Leul Keskis’s speech about party’s major activities in the past,  including regular report and detail explanation  about the current political situation in Ethiopia.

 

The meeting was moderated by Ato Rodas Tesfaye, Ato Dawite Beyene and Ato Telahun.

The main agenda of Nürnberg meeting was:

•To discuss about current political situation of Ethiopia in detail and to creat awareness to the party members what the WYANE dictatorial government doing to our people.

• The other main agenda of Nürnberg meeting was to give a brief explanation of EPPFG’S party members  effective political activity around Offenbach area.

In addition to this Agenda the party members also raised  different questions that they want to discuss about on this meeting.

Amongst those questions;

• One party member raised a question  to  leaders of the party  as well as to the party members that,  what  are the main reasons we didn’t start and end the meeting on time as it is scheduled?

And also he mentioned that   this created a lots of problem to most of the party members  who came from far places to attend the metting.

• Ato Abdi Shkur also raised a question to EPPFG leaders, is the party  trying to work  together with other opposition political parties?

If not what are the the major problems?

What are the things we had done as a party to minimize  those problems?

After the discussion  of those Agendas Moderator Rodas call for a pause.

After 20 min pause Ato Leule Keskes and Ato Tsegaye Mergia   answered  the questions raised from the parity members briefly.

Beside that Ato Leule keseks also shared  his political struggle experience and tried to show different ways of effective struggling technic  to the party members to strengthen there current political activity. 12814735_761873603948603_8799757936459059363_n

Next to that that Ato Telahun one of the moderator of Nürnberg meeting and EPPFG vice chairmen appreciated current political activity of EPPFG party members in Offenbach and also he will promise to continue supporting them to strengthen there political activity.

Beside that he also criticized the current political activity of EPPFG members and leaders Around Bayer. According to his brife explanation previously the group had been worked a lots of strong political activities around Bayer area but currently they are not working and/or cooperating other groups as it is expected from them.

He also clearly transfer his message to EPPFG Bayer leaders  before the party take an action, they have to continue their political activity as it was before.

Next to Ato Telahun the 2nd Modorator of the metting and organizer of EPPFG Offenbach  Rodas present a short article under the titel of

“Adwa Tlante Adwa Zare” and  also he  expend about their political activities and  accomplishment  around Offenbach briefly . In addition to that he also explain there future plan to creat awareness about WEYANE  dictatorial governance and how the government  oppressing its own society   to the community leaving  around Offenbach.

The other Moderator of Nuremberg meeting Ato Dawite Beyene also on his speech explained in detail the major benefits of straggling together instead of separating Ethiopian people by ethnic groups,religion and different small opposition groupes.

On his opinion the more we narrowing our difference and straggling together, the more successful  we become.

Finally Ato Mickal present an interesting poem under the titel of “YE HETSANU ENBA”

Generally  in Nürnberg there were many members of the organization including supporters, invited guests  and new members of the party participated on the regular meeting. On this Meeting the party had deeply discussed the Above mentioned Agendas and Finally alternative solutions were also forwarded by the members to liberate the country from such a racist and brutal  regime. The meeting was also accomplished successfully after having a common consciences to unify  the country and to bring freedom and Peace to Ethiopian society.

Yohannes Biru  

                Secretary of EPPFG HESSEN