Civil Society Organizations in Ethiopia have urged new government to prioritize SDGs implementation.
“I hope Hailemariam Desalegn and his cabinet to take sound full resolution to commit themselves to the realization of Post 2015 development agenda and SDGs implementation to achieve Poverty Eradication, End Inequalities and Climate Change.” Asefa Lintiso
Lintiso noted that Ethiopia’s vision of becoming a middle income economy by 2020, will become more evident if Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegnand his Cabinet, comprised of 26 ministers and 3 three Director Generals, will amplify the fight against corruption, support the youth development agenda, complete ongoing developmental projects, and encourage new innovative entrepreneurship.
US President Barrack Obama attracted sharp criticism from Ethiopia’s opposition politicians and some political analysts when he during a visit to Ethiopia in July 2015 called the Ethiopia government “democratically elected.”
The New York Time’s Peter Baker and Jacey Fortin on July 27th , quoted President Obama as having said, “we are very mindful of Ethiopia’s history, the hardships that this country has gone through,–It has been relatively recently in which the Constitution that was formed, and elections put forward a democratically elected government.”
50 year old Desalegn, whose political career dates back to the late 90s, took his oath of office for a 5 year term in on Monday 6, during the new parliament’s inaugural session.
Source: Blasting News
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