Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeats itself.

By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak (Sudan Tribune) |

These past two weeks, the last week of September and the first week of October 2018 to be exact, multiple clashes had engulfed few regions of Ethiopia, including Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz and Gambella. Mercilessly, rival ethnic groups who armed themselves with knives, Machetes, stones as well as sticks, had confronted each other in demand of power following all parties’ conference called by the Prime Minister Dr Abiy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Due to those clashes, many innocence individuals lost their lives while commuting but encountered with violent groups who took laws in their own hands. Up to the moment, normalcy and lull are not 100% characterized as reigning.

There is no clear indication whether the government has taken any security measures to cease escalation of the deteriorating security situation in the above-mentioned areas, except mouthpiece reports that some mastermind individuals who engineered and instigated violent are detained. Even schools which supposed to be opened last month, are remained closed, given the fact that safety is not guaranteed. At this juncture, it is indubitable that insecurity is obstructing progress.

One’s purpose to inscribe is to alert Ethiopian officialdoms and pinpoint some of the policies that could derail Dr Abiy Ahmed agenda of reform had he not changed course to let go some of the policies he has introduced in Ethiopia since taking the office in April this year. While taking the torch, Dr Abiy immediately introduced drastic change in Ethiopia political sphere. Some of the changes he has introduced include the release and pardon of political detainees, lifted bans and open up dialogue with domestic political parties, tour Ethiopia regional States, especially areas that were affected the most during anti-government demonstrations, normalizing relations with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki, and finally paying visits to regional and international countries.

These actions generate jubilation among Ethiopians, the whole continent of Africa and the world at large. Many people fall in love with Dr Abiy commendable inspirational moves, including his message of unity through diversity and revival of “Ethiopianism.” However, these jubilant inspirational ideas young Ethiopian reformist has introduced, might be put to waste had he not changed course to control some violent entities that reintroduce demonstrations his administration coming to terminate. One’s aim of writing is to communicate and illustrate that, Ethiopian’s Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, still have a hard rock ahead of him to climb.

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