First of all, thank you Dr. Abby for going deep into Asmara and allowing the world to see PIA, as you called him wedi afom
. Now Ethiopians have a glimpse of truly who the man is. I myself thought I knew the man, but I never knew him like I thought I did. The visit to his residence is very emotional to me. Although Asmara never had a chance to catch up with the world of its class since the 1930's, the city still remains beautiful. I am Asmarino to the heart although I left the city at a very young age. The city still has palaces that are transformed to museums. The man could have chosen to live in one of those palaces. He didn't. He chose to live among the people at a middle class level of way of life. It broke to my heart to see our first lady toiling like our grandmothers to make ends meet. I cried. If we had feminists like we had the likes of Tsehaitu Beraki in the 70's, he would have been in trouble.
Here is a woman who to joined to fight for independence, and she still is fighting. I also saw Dr. Abby having fun, playing with PIA's granddaughter.
That is priceless. Askalu Menqorious serving coffee way it should be,what an atmosphere. I didn't see the the President's beautiful daughter. His son is very personable. He got along with Dr. Abby real fine. They looked like brothers.
Here is my appeal to the presdent.
Mr. President, you fought almost all of your life to help Eritrea get its independence.
You protected its territorial integrity.
You gave the country a voice.
You did everything to treat every one equally.
You want everyone to be equally well off.
It is about time to give your family a break. It is about time to release our politically imprisoned brothers and sisters. It is about time to let the private sector take over the economy. Socialism will get us nowhere. The greedy will get rich quicker, don't worry. They will help create jobs for the rest of the people. You have done so much, you can't do everything, No one can. Develop the grass roots. Give us a constitution. What ever happens, you still are a hero to me, but I want a blameless hero for history.