Ethiopian Prime Minister forms committee to resolve boundary dispute between Addis and Oromia regional state

by EthioForum

Addis Abeba, March 09/2019 – Office of Prime
Minister Abiy Ahmed released statement announcing the formation of a
committee of eight individuals to work to bring in suggestions and
recommendations to help to “sustainably resolve” the boundary
administrative dispute between Addis Abeba City Administration and the
Oromia regional state.

The statement said that despite
recommendations presented by a previous ad hoc committee drawn from both
the city and the regional administrations, which was tasked
specifically to solve the boundary administrative dispute, the issue
remained unsolved and has become a source of growing tension.

eight members of the committee are: Muferiat Kamil, Minister of Peace
from the federal government; From Addis Abeba City Administration:
Takele Uma, deputy Mayor of Addis Abeba, and two of his deputies:
Endawek Abate and Dr. Solomon Kidane, social and economic cluster
coordinators respectively; as well as Tesfaye Beljige, public
coordination advisor to the deputy mayor.

From the Oromia regional state, the committee included: Tayiba Hassen, Deputy president of the Oromia regional state, and Ahmed Tusa, Oromia regional state urban development cluster coordinator with a ministerial rank, as well as Dr. Girma Amente, Oromia regional state rural development cluster head with ministerial rank.

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