Addis Ababa Mayor Office reports $US 45 million or about 2.2 billion Ethiopian birr renovation cos
https://borkena.com/2022/01/24/extravag ... criticism/
- Ethiopian Inquisitors
Does anyone remember the hoopla Abiy and his entourage barked about METEC day in day out? Is this METEC 2?
Below is the educational background of the Mayor of Addis Ababa (1969-1974), Dr Haile Giorgio’s Workeneh
(Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1952. Master of Civil Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1956.
So what Ethiopians should ask PM Abiy, is why cannot a competent professional be selected to be the Mayor of Addis Ababa? Why should a political cadre of the PP be entitled to be the mayor of a city, for that matter a major international city, a travelers’ hub, capital city, and diplomatic capital of Africa???? How come our standards have fallen so low and below the radar??? Half a century ago, the city was administered by a PhD Engineer and graduate of Carnegie Mellon, why settle for less now? The question is not about ethnicity, not about gender, not about political affiliation or religious denominations. It is about qualifications. The city of Addis cannot become a 21 century city, to attract investments, and make the first impression on visitors and locals alike if it does not solve its water problems, electricity problems, road congestions, traffic jams, safety of residents, hospital problems, massive transportation shortages and on and on, if political cadres sit at the helm and thwart development owing to ignorance, lack of education, lack of qualifications and lack of vision and public responsibility. In the developed world, mayoral offices are among the most demanding and most challenging jobs. Mayors in most cities actually even earn more than the more prestigious governorships and federal offices. This is done commensurate with the difficulty and challenging nature of mayoral posts. Nobody wants to be a passenger in a bus with an inexperienced driver. The steering will shift and take everyone over the cliff. The disaster and casualties will be unbearable thereafter. Ethiopia has been largely run by incompetent political cadres from the dregs era till now. There has been no change in the selection criteria. Affiliation to Ethiopian Socialist Workers party, affiliation to TPLF, affiliation to Prosperity party cannot, should not and must not continue to be the basis to assignment. When will Ethiopia’s political cadres learn to be humble enough and start saying “I am not qualified to be in this position” and leave the spot for a deserving Ethiopian with the education, experience and qualifications to faithfully execute and meet the demands of a position? When will Ethiopia ever be free from the abuse, mistreatment and torture of incompetent cadres???