Gelila Fiseha discusses Professor Asrat Woldeyes’s memorial with Abebe Belew – Addis Dimts on Mereja TV


Melat Mulugeta

Addis Dimts has been on the air since 1998 airing from Washington DC every Sunday. The show hosted by Abebe Belew is a popular platform for all issues concerned with Ethiopia. The show invites guests respectively to the topic at hand, and Abebe Belew never fails to host an appealing talk show. In today’s segment, Addis Dimts is live with Gelila Fiseha, Head Coordinator for Professor Asrat Woldeyes’s memorial service.

Professor Asrat Woldeyes was a prominent Ethiopian surgeon who also led one of the strongest political parties. In addition to his dedication to accomplish his duties in the medical sector, he was founder and chairman of the All Amhara People’s Organisation (AAPO). His party had a goal of restoring Ethiopia’s unity prior to Eritrean independence and the protection of Amhara interests under the ethnically-based constitution. After suffering from many health complications, he passed away at the age of 70 in 1999.