What is new about General Seare Mekonnen
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Accepted Seare Mekonen as the military’s new Arch of Staff. He replaces Accepted Samora Muhammad Yunis, who captivated the column for 17 years.
Seare alternate in the apostasy adjoin the Derg and aswell the war with Eritrea that took abode from 1998 to 2000. He hails from Tigray, as does Samora.
Seare was one of three agent arch of staffs appointed by above Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in February, forth with the Amhara accepted Adem Mohammed and Berhanu Jula Gelelcha, an Oromo. Seare has served as arch of the Northern Command and of the military’s apprenticeship and training department.
Testimonials about Seare are mostly positive. Some of those who apperceive him say he is a backer of able civilian-military relations and, according to one of the founding associates of TPLF, Aregawi Berhe, he shows greater adherence to built-in attempt than to individuals. “He is a formidable, acute and abiding aggressive man. I anticipate he is acceptable best and he could accord a lot for the country,” Aregawi told VOA Amharic.
Getachew Assefa, administrator of the National Intelligence and Security Services back 2001, has aswell been replaced. Getachew is a affiliate of the TPLF politburo and a adept of the struggle. He is succeeded by Adem Mohammed.
After the EPRDF took ability in 1991, above TPLF fighters formed the amount of a new top command. Samora replaced Tsadkan Gebretensae, aswell Tigrayan, in 2001 afterwards a breach aural the TPLF.
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) appear that the architecture of Ethiopia’s added railway activity a.k.a. the Awash-Kombolcha-Woldia/Hara Gebeya railway activity has fabricated little advance in the accomplished nine months due to banking shortages.
The Abbot of Transport, Dagmawit Moges, presenting a nine ages address afore the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) said that the architecture of the project, which stretches from the Eastern to the Northern allotment of the country, has alone managed to ability 54 percent achievement over the accomplished 5 years.
In her report, she accent the projects’ achievement which is disconnected in two phases, namely the Awash-Kombolcha/Hara Gebeya Phase and the Woldia/Hara Gebya-Mekelle Phase.
“For the Awash-Kombolcha/Hara Gebeya, our ambition (in the aboriginal nine months of the accepted budgetary year), was to accomplish 9.6 percent of the project. However, the absolute achievement accomplished during the appear aeon is alone 5.75 percent (almost 60 percent off target).”
Similarly, for the Woldia/Hara Gebeya-Mekelle Phase, the plan was to accomplish 6.7 percent of the activity construction. Yet it alone managed to accomplish alone 1.9 percent (around 28 percent off target).
Explaining the acumen for the projects’ delay, the abbot told MPs that, “Initially the activity commenced based on an acceding to awning 40 percent of the projects accounts from bounded sources [by Government], while the actual 60 percent was to be calm from adopted lenders via bendable loan,” she said adding, “However, it has alone been able to accost 28 percent of the appropriate absolute annual from bounded sources while the accepted costs from adopted lenders has not yet been successful.”
To sustain the architecture of the projects, the abbot told assembly that, “Taking into annual the accent of the activity for the association and the country as a whole, we are traveling to appeal the Ministry of Accounts (MoF) to advice us and admeasure added budget.”