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Tigray region and identity commission showdown continues

The Administrative Boundary and Identity Commission has faced challenges ever since parliament passed the draft. Much of the controversy arose as claims that the commission's establishment contradicts the constitution. In the 24th regular meeting that was held yesterday, the parliament appointed forty-one members for the commission.  Ato Amanuel Assefa, Tigray Region Legal Office Head, opposed the parliament's decision to appoint members saying that the proclamation hasn’t been assigned a number and not announced on Federal Negarit Gazeta. Mereja TV contacted Ato Amanuel to elaborate on his opposition. We also checked in with Ato Tesfaye Daba, Chairman of House of People’s Representative Foreign Affairs Standing Committee, to weigh in on the matter. It is to remember that the House of Peoples’ Representatives has been evaluating the commission and gained approval from members. The commission will be solving issues related to self-administration, identity questions, and other similar issues. It is known that conflicts have been occurring among peoples of Ethiopia for years because of different societal and political reasons.