Draft Proclamation to govern Oromia Benefits in Addis Ababa

Oromia regional  ethiopia
The draft proclamation here below…
(draft proclamation)

is expected to be discussed by the federal government soon. Even though the Ethiopian constitution recognizes the special relationship of Oromia regional and Addis Ababa City the current draft is the only document that explicitly tries to define what that relationship should be. The draft(credit to Horn Affairs) in its current draft form has too many eye catching clauses that will test the federal system! The draft as is will clearly question the autonomy of the Addis Ababa regional government. This will be the time for constitutional scholars and lawyers to go through this draft and inform the public.We also hope this draft will not be another rallying point for the extremists to agitate the public if and when this draft become law in what ever form! What do you think about this draft? Is it good for democracy? Is it good for unity? Have you say!



72 thoughts on “Draft Proclamation to govern Oromia Benefits in Addis Ababa

  1. This great if this is a true draft and not a make believe post. I trust horn affair will not post such document without a trust source passing it.

    I read the article and I will probably have to read it again and again. However my first impression is it looks who ever drafted this proclamation they certainly did not give a damn that Addis Ababa was established more than 100 years ago! If the proclamation is talking about recent city expansion where land was transferred to Addis Ababa from Oromia then it is fair to demand special benefit. But to ask For any kind of compensation for a wealth created by tax payers of Ethiopians form North to South, West to East is wrong! Instead creating a loophole that could be source of corruption, the Oromia regional should get perhaps some kind of lump sum compensation or ask for income each year from tax revenue from developments done by Addis city government on current Oromia land nearby the city! The independence of the City government should be left intact as the constitution said. This draft clearly try’s to undermine the Federal Constitution that created the Addis Ababa regional administration !!

    • Who has the right to gift a city which was built with the blood and seat of all Ethiopian to Oromos only? This is a disaster! Please for the sake of peace in Addis Ababa don’t implement this. If the parliament approves this we all have to go into self-imposed exile.

  2. This is loaded with many bad and discriminatory articles/cases ! Addis Ababa is home to all Ethiopians, it has been that way for man years. At best Oromia should consider Addis Ababa as gift to all Ethiopians the same way Tigreans gave many of their kids life to liberate all Ethiopians from Derge!!!

    If Oromia gets compensation for Addis Ababa there is no reason why Tigray should not ask and Amhara should not ask for preserving Ethiopia!!!!

    Just my two cents.

    • stop your nonsense. Tigrayans fought the Derg not to liberate the rest of Ethiopia from Ethiopia itself. TPLF was a foreign agent created to isolate Ethiopia from the Red Sea. Number two, their motive was to enrich the inner cronies by looting the whole country. So stop circulating your useless pieces.

      • Doctor? Really? If you are, you certainly have been spending way too much time with the mentally challenged people at Amanuel hospital. Leave out the “hate” or “jealousy” you have against TPLF for a bit and do your research, without clouding your good knowledge, on the issues at hand, Doctor, or whatever you are.

    • This comment does not make sense. who asked any group to fight for Ethiopia. Who did you fight? I do not think any Amhara would agree with this? Do not include Amhara in this?

  3. The draft is nasty and discriminatory most importantly unconstitutional and a recipe for destruction, if we want to talk about history, Oromos got addis ababa and other parts of Ethiopia by aggression there for it does not belong to them. If we want to talk the current reality, Addis Ababa belongs to all nations, nationalities and people of Ethiopia, there for the current draft should be reflective of Addis Ababa citizens and they should have a say. Majority of Addis resident, regardless of their ethnic background are Amharic speaking people that includes Amhara, oromo, Gurage, Welayta , Adere and Tegaru. Hence , if the Oromos wants to make Oromiffa an official langue , it should only applicable on their region , not on a diverse society like addis.
    Addis Ababa is a federal city and it shouldn’t be a city of Oromia state at the same time Federal government city as such move will permanently create inherently conflict of interest, Oromia must have its own city like any other regional government. If any special interest exists, it should only be in infrastructure investment that will be built on the border of Addis and Oromia region or some sort of yearly revenue sharing.
    If the dream it to attack “timkihtegnot”, then it shouldn’t be done by making such outrageous irreversible mistake or by entertaining “ Tebaboch” . As EPRDF school of thought, the center of any draft and policy gives priority to the people who lives in addis or for that matter for the people who lives in other states too and that includes all ethnic group.
    If the Metrix is who you used to own and live in addis 300 yrs ago, then we need to bring all the facts before Oromo aggressors invade addis and other part of Ethiopia.
    Let me bring one piece from the draft which attempts to claim all apartment to be built in addis administration, 15% of the house should be given to Oromo ethnic group, what a discrimination and ugly it is. leave alone a diverse city like addis, Mekele , Bahirdar and Welega can’t say 15% of apartments build by the city should be given to Tegaru or Amhara oromo respectively, because it’s simply unconstitutional .
    Overall it’s shortsighted, foolish , discriminatory, greedy and unrealistic and unconstitutional.

  4. aigaforum መሰረቱ (affilation) ካብ ትግራይ ስለዝኾነ [ብተጋሩ ዝምራሕ ሚድያ ስለዝኾነ] ዝሕዞ ቅዋም ክም ቅዋም ህዝብን ምንግስትን ትግራይ ተገይሩ ክም ዝውሰድ ብተደጋጋሚ ተዓዚብና ኢና:: ስለዚ ንህዝቢ ትግራይ ኣብ ዘይእትወኩም እና ኣተኹም ኣይተነኻኽእዎ::
    It’s not your business at all. You may cover the news, but going to the extent of opening a dialogue about this sensitive issue is unacceptable.

  5. Edited:
    Dear Aiga, thank you for posting this. But I have to be honest with you. Ethiopia has a long way to go to be free from poverty. Why? the people who run Ethiopia are not themselves free. I have see many countries across the world? I never came across a city or town with two names. Never existed even in human history any place having two names at the same time.
    This is designed to polarize Ethiopians more along ethnic lines so that the regime can stay another 26 years. In short this weird things never end happening in Ethiopians. We have heard many weird things such as port is for camels, port is commodity, Eritrea colonized by Ethiopia. Ethiopia is 100 years old. Ethiopians flag is cherq. The list goes on.

    Again, thank you so much for posting this, but I have to be very honest. Ethiopians need radical change sooner or later. The people can not afford to continue like this. This neither help Oromo or nor other Ethiopians. As you know, despite Tigreans homogenoues in Tigrai, the admin is the worst in Ethiopia. As such this is only designed to sow more hatred, and to marginalize the mosaic city of addis ababa. I believe this purely cynical and does not serve any Ethiopian good except sowing more hatred, polarization. Allowing American Pizza hut in addis and dividing the city into two based on language is designed to weaken the unity of Ethiopians, and to weaken any future resistance which might arise from Ethiopianists and to buy more time for the regime to stay another 26 years. This is a shameful government that have no the capacity to redeem itself from its ruses. It is stuck in its own rustic ideals that does not fit the 21 century.
    The fact that the regime even tried to sell donkey meat by violating Ethiopian culture, values is clear testament Eprdf has expired and has run out of new ideas. They are stuck in their old.

    We have no choice aiga but to mobilize Ethiopians to save their country from impending war they are preparing for our people. They wanted other Ethiopians to be killed in the new two named addis they are making up. This is not any historical correction, this is distortion of Ethiopian norms. Two it changing into two names because of protest? tomorrow we will have another protest that demands the name must only finfinie. Eprdf has become cancer of Ethiopia now. I am done completely with regime now. I had hoped against hope it will eventually realize and change to be good. But to my disappoint it will never ever change. It will change by means natural process because changing is dynamic. No man can stop natural process of change. The Ethiopians people need a civilized leaders of the 21 century. Not people who takes backwards by dividing us using language, culture, anything they can find across.

    This regime must phase out to be honest. It has completely run out of ideas and it is not wiling to change or reform except add more bizzare, weird things and create more hate, polarization.

  6. EPRDF now cares about how to stay on power, not about people. This is pure evilness. They never think ahead. Everything they do creates more antagony.

  7. The fact that Oromia region should get special privilege over Addis Ababa does not mean that some segments of the society living in Addis Ababa should be treated differently over the other large portion of the society who live in the same city. I have no doubt that the current draft paper will serve as the major cause of another fire in Ethiopia very soon. It appears that the draft paper is prepared as usual in haste just to appease Jawar Mohammed’s followers. As Abay Tsehaye recently mentioned, most of the policies and proclamations are prepared in haste and within 6 months of time they are required to be revised or to be erased and replaced. I have no doubt that this draft paper which literally eroded the basic constitution rights of the majority Addis Ababa’s people will be subjected to be revised once again but that will not be as simple as the other proclamations that are changed every month. This time, it will be a pie from the sky for Jawar Mohammed and OLF diasporas and God Forbid, a major blood bath and tragedy will follow as a result. The most surprising paragraph from the paper is the Oromo people within Addis Ababa itself have the right of self determination. Towards this effect, OPDO is trying its best even now to fill out most of the suburb areas of Addis Ababa city with Oromo speaking people. The long term plan is using the so-called self determination, some Oromo villages of Addis Ababa can be given a referendum to join Oromia State and gradually the so-called Addis Ababa becomes small and smaller and finally it will be swallowed by Oromia region.

    Having said these, let me also point out some good points from the draft paper. The establishment of special schools for Oromo children, the compensation of Oromo farmers from their land, the establishment of Oromo cultural centers in different parts of Addis Ababa can be taken on the positive sides. Overall, however, it doesn’t need to be an angel to predict that if this draft law is approved and implemented, the EPRDF government will pay a great price and finally regret by doing so. By the way, we have to note that although Addis Ababa was founded in Oromo land, all the people of Ethiopia from North to South, West to East including previous regimes contributed for Addis Ababa to have its current shape. What about if Empress Taytu had not chosen the then Finfine to be a capital city? No doubt that Finifine would have remained a small village just like Legatafo or Burayu or like any other Oromo villages. Therefore, when someone talks about Addis Ababa, it is fair to keep in mind that this city is the product of huge material and labor resources generated from all Ethiopians including the Oromos.

  8. መቼም የእብደት መጨረሻው የት እንደሆነ ቢታወቅ ጥሩ ነበር። ምክንያቱም የት ሲደርሱ ነው እብደታቸው የሚቆመው ብለን ሰከን የሚሉበትን ሰዓት ማወቅ ስለሚቻል ነው። ዕድሜ ሲጨምር ሰው፣ ይጨምታልም የተሳሳተውንም ያርማል። የነዚህ ሰዎች ሥራ ግን አድሮ ቃሪያ እየሆነብን ነውና በጣም ያሳዝናል።
    ኦሮሚያ የሚባል ምድር የለም መጀመሪያ ነገር፣ ወደዳችሁም ጠላችሁም በምናባችሁ የሳላችሁት ካልሆነ በስተቀር ማለቴ ነው። ምክንያቱም ኦሮሞ ያልሰፈረበት የኢትዮጵያ ክፍል በጣም በጣት የሚቆጠር ስለሆነ ነው። ስለዚህ ይህ ሁሉ ዘመን አዲስ አበባ የኢትዮጵያ ዋና መናገሻ ከተማ ሆና ስታገለግል እኛ ብቻ ሳንሆን የአፍሪካ መንግሥታትም ጭምር መሥሪያ ቤታቸው እዚህ ሆኖ ዓለም ያወቀው ጉዳይ አንዴ ፊንፊኔ ስትሉ ሌላ ግዜ አዲስ አበባ ስትሉ በጣም የምትገርሙ ፍጡራን ናችሁ።
    ስለዚህ ዋና ከተማ እንድትመሰርቱ ተነግሮ አችሁ ናዝሬትን መርጣችሁ ከተማውን መቆርቆራችሁ እየታወቀና እርሱንም በማስፋፋትና ትልቅ ከተማ በማድረግ ፈንታ፣ መልሳችሁ አዲስ አበባ የኦሮሚያ ከተማ ዋና ከተማ ትሆናለች ይባላል። ቀልድ አትቀልዱ!
    በቁም ነገር ይህንን መወሰን የሚችለው የፌዴራል መንግሥቱ ሆኖ እያለ እንደዚህ እየተገፋ እዚህ ድረስ መምጣቱም በጣም ቢያሳዝንም እና ቢያስተዛዝብም፣ ስለ ኢኮኖሚዋ ይሁን ስለ ጠቅላላ ሁኔታዋ የሚወስነው የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ብቻ ነው የሚሆነው።
    በመሆኑም ለዘመናት የኢትዮጵያ መናገሻ ከተማ ሆና የመጣችውን አዲስ አበባ በምንም ተዓምር የኦሮሚያ ዋና ከተማ ልትሆን አትችልም፣ በተጨማሪም አዲስ አበባ የራሷ መጠሪያ እያላት ሁለተኛ ፊንፊኔ የሚባል ስም አያስፈልጋትም። ፊንፊኔ ትባል ነበር ከሆነ፣ ነበር ተብሎ በታሪክ ተመዝግቦ ይቀመጣል እንጅ፣ የጅል ሥራ አይሠራም።
    ኦሮሚያ ከአዲስ አበባ ጥቅም ታገኛለች የሚባለውስ ለምንድነው ኦሮሚያ ብቻ ከአዲስ አበባ ጥቅም የምታገኘው ሌሎቹ ክልሎችስ ለምን አያገኙም ተብሎ መጠየቅ አለበት። ምክንያቱም አዲስ አበባ ላይ የሚፈሰው ያለው ብሄራዊ ሃብት የሁሉም ኢትዮጵያውያን ንብረት ሆኖ እያለ በትርፍ ከእያንዳንዱ ክልል እየተቀነሰ አዲስ አበባ ላይ የሚፈሰው ያለው ካፒታል ሌላ ሆኖ ሳይሆን የኢትዮጵያ ዋና ከተማ በመሆኗ መሰለኝ።
    ስለዚህ የኦሮሚያ ክልል የሚያነሳው የጥቅም ይገባኛል ሁኔታ እያንዳንዱ ክልልም ማንሳት ሊኖርበት ነው ማለት ነው። ምክንያቱም አዲስ አበባ ከአገሪቱ በጀት በበርካታ ካፒታል ፈሰስ ተደርጎ የሚገነባው ያለ መሠረታዊ ልማትና ትላልቅ ፕሮጀክቶች ሌሎች ክልሎችን በተጓዳኝ ሊያሳድግ ይችል የነበረ የጋራ ሐብት በመሆኑ፣ ኦሮሚያ ይህንን ይገባኛል ስትል ሌሎቹም ለኦሮሚያ ዋና ከተማ የሚያዋጡበት ምክንያት አይኖርም። ሁሉም የየራሱን በተመደበለት በጀት ይገንባ።
    ባጠቃላይ ግን ይህንን ሁኔታ ለፖለቲካዊ ፍጆታ እና ጊዚያዊ ችግር መሸጋገሪያ ብላችሁ እንድ መፍትሄ ያቀረባችሁ ወገኖች፣ አገሪቱን ወዳልታሰበ ውስብስብ ሁኔታ እያስገባችሁ እንደሆነ እንድታውቁት፣ ዜጎችም በንቃት ሁኔታውን መከታተል ይኖርባቸዋል እላለሁ።

    • Albert Einstein said, ‘ two things are infinite: the univese and human stupidity.”

      Caleb, pls respect the forum. Do not force us to block all your comments. This is in reference to your comments that are deleted already! We have no energy left to open a forum for low level discussion. Pls! (Admin)

      • You are welcome to delete all my comments Aiga. I will never beg you not to delete. You have posted low level draft. You must expect a response to that. It is the law of physics aiga. For every action, there is equal and oppose reaction. I know your expect always comments that resonate with your wrong beliefs. But I am not going to buy your beliefs. Why is it okay for our to post low articles ? are you licensed? You people get hurt by comments? but you never get hurt when destroys lives by the wrong politics that you have been imposing by gun on our people. If you wanted me to be honest, what you posted is the lowest of lowest . I would not never expect this rubbish to be drafted by government. You did not like I said the government must be removed? that is not low life. It is my democratic and human right to wanted to have a better and new government that is not obsessed with racism.

  9. This is another proof that eprdf is decaying, and decaying fast. At this moment, I have even started to wonder if it is OLF that is running the country. The amount of racism and discrimination proposed to benefit the oromos is in par with, if not worse, the preferential treatment of whites in apartheid South Africa.

    To begin with oromos are a minority in Addis Ababa currently, and NEVER were a majority in the cities history.

    Secondly, the city is located in the middle of Shewa, and Shewa never was a dominion of the oromos. Truth be told, it is the oromos who are the new migratory settlers and invaders in the area. Therefore, if Addis has to become a part of one of the “Kilil”, it is the so called region 3 or the amara kilil. The entire Shewa and Addis belongs to all Ethiopians, but if it has to be appropriated to one ethnic group, it is for the Amaras. The entire Shewa belongs to the Amaras.

    If history has to be used to determine whether Addis belongs to the opdo tribal chieftain or not, lets go back to a few more hundred years ago, not just a hundred years ago, during which the oromo invaders came behind gragn mohamed from the peripheries to mainland Ethiopia of the 16th century.

    The city is built by all Ethiopians who hailed from every part of the country. Why should other Ethiopians defer their constitutional right to the oromos in a city and country of their own then? why not a special treatment to the Gurages or Tigrayans or others whose number and economic contribution in the city is as equal or more than the oromos?

    Whether this “Rekik” is to be meant a gimmick to appease the olf extremists or not, it is a proof that eprdf’s mismanagement of the country and its political capital has continued unabated.

    • By the way, addis was built by Haileslassie using then hot gold of Ethiopia which was sesame from Humera in Tigrai. You can ask any older Ethiopian. They will tell you all the nice buildings in addis were built by money generated from Humera sesame farm during Haileslassie.

      I think and strongly believe this is designed to weaken the resistance EPRDF facing because this is meant to weaken any relation between Amhara and Oromo, then the rest will not do anything. EPRDF is completely immersed in racism politics which does not exist where in the world. And it seems to me, they determined, and hell bent to go on forcing more division, more hatred. I can not wait to see how EPRDF will be routed out from Ethiopia. From my point of view, EPRDF doing many weird things because it is in distress and paranoidal. If you become paranoid you mess everything and you do even know what you are doing. Let us wait and see where will this take EPRDF, may be to the grave of its final day of existence. What they are doing is immoral, inhuman, cruel. It is unfair and inhuman to treat your country men and women like this. Oh, mother earth, you carry many kind of people on this planet.

    • Plenty of emotional responses above and below, but the question that has to be asked is which region does Addis Ababa belong to. The simple and correct reply is SHEWA. Shewa is probably the most colorful diverse and ethnically mixed provincr/region in Ethiopia. It has existed for a thousand years until it was illegally dismembered by extreme elements in the current regime. Shewa was the center of the country during medival times before the rise of Imam Ahmed Gragn. Some of the greatest Kings like Zarayokob ruled from Shewa and complex and sophisticated Sultanates abound in Shewa then, both are being proven by archeology as we speak. After the great Oromo migration in the 16th century Shewans were further mixed with yet another great culture, the new comers influencing and being influenced by those that were already there. I myself am an intricate web of mixture of these various layers of civilizations. For example, the grand chief of Finfinee Abaebae Tuffaa was my great great grand father, his house stood where the Sheraton is today. He married a cousin of Atse Menelik, and he was the one who gave the land up on the hill where the palace was built to Menelik. After the establishment of Addis, there were 25 people with their troops who were first given varies lands and settled, followed by various groups like Gammo and Guraghae who arrived with their skills and knowledge to further strengthen the city. This was followed by mass settlements from all parts of the country, Shewans accepting everyone, all fellow Ethiopians with open arms. It has been like that until 1991 when this ethnic only based politics was introduced. On top of that there were layers of unresolved pains of the past that were never addressed. The land the city was swallowing from surrounding farms, and how the farmers were being treated. Also all the property and land that was nationalized by Derg without one drop of compensation. All that was shoved under the rug, the newcomers being masters in somebody else’s home doing as they please. Every time a challenge arrives instead of going to the root admitting mistakes and correcting them, division division and more division pitting one ethnic against another one political group against another. That might work but not forever it will eventually explode.

      But one thing I can guarantee you let alone you say Shewa does not exist, we never say Tigray does not exist. It’s twenty million people, it single handedly paid millions of its life and quadrupled the size of Ethiopia. Then turned its face marched by the hundreds of thousands buried from Maychew to Adwa to keep your ancestors free. You can never never never ever say it does not exist. I disagree with the above comment, Shewa does not belong to neither Oromo nor Amara Region (both are fakes). Shewa is totally mixed, it will always be Shewa by itself.

  10. I don’t believe the EPRDF government knows what is doing in terms of local and regional politics. I Personally believe that all addis residents right have been deferred which is going to haunt down the EPRDF government politically. If this proclamation goes through Addis will be engulfed by riots which is going to bring the end to EPRDF government since the country goes where addis goes. The proclamation will be the beginning of the end for EPRDF and the end of oromia occupation of Addis Addis Ababa. If the center of the country is destabilizied ,which the government was able to fend of for a long time, EPRDF is done. The proclamation talks about the few promos who live in Addis but says nothing about the majority of the people who live in the city. Since the majority of the people are ignored or never consulted the majority of Addis residents are on the edge to go out and demonstrate. If the EPRDF government is counting on to silence Addis residents using the state of emeergancy that is in place, the government has to think twice of its actions. Non orom. Addis residents must get ready to take their streets and topple EPRDf

  11. Bring many foreigners scholars from different cities of the world to present how the same problems could solve it. Perhaps this may help the Oromian Intellectuals could get good experience for their people to get mutual benefits between Addis Abeba city and Oromia killil residents. Because what ever you tell them thousand words what ever many books they read, unless they have idea from the external world, they will think such benefits are dreams. Example, from America, from Europe, from Russia, from India and even from Nigeria. Or else the Oromia can have almost similar master plan of all areas around Addis Abeba in the long run of which they will be united after some years.

  12. Whether you called it finfinea or addis Ababa it belongs to the whole Ethiopia according to central stastical agency out of the 4 million population of Addis 85 % are non oromos since the federalism is founded in ethnic language addis belongs to the 85%…….FYI amharas and tegarus lives in zeway let alone addis ababa before 1000 yrs ago way back before the oromos migrated from the Indian ocean and the oromos should acknowledge that the lands they are living to day isn’t not theirs they took it from the southern ppl of Ethiopia.they should stop their obsession with independence come with a way to live with the the rest of Ethiopia

  13. Hi Aiga Forum! are you the facilitator or someone else? Because one year and half ago when the EPRDF and Oromia regime drafted one master plan to both Addis Ababa and its surrounding areas which are parts of Oromia regime, the Demie-Demih Alliances and elite groups of the inland politicians and external Diaspora extremists considered this plan was an evil plan that intentionally or deliberately designed to invade the Ormian lands illegally by the conspiracy of Woyane and thus they used it for political prostitution by emboldening Ormians for unnecessary violations against the government and created havoc to destroy many industrial companies of foreigners and inland investors and to the death civilians and police armies.
    Any way, in may opinion, the people of Oromia including their intellectuals and Addis Abeba presenters must discuss together how to benefit each other by constituting each committee members of each people. The committee shall each propose about how everyone can be benefited and choose important points on which points are possible to agree now and on which points are not have to be separated. Finally, on the possible points are their common interests based on which the master plan that can benefit them can be designed and points which not possible to agree now can be postponed for the time being. But, aiga forum, have you got any permission to post this article in your websites for readers to comment? Because, I have fear on the Diasporas.

  14. I have read many of the Comments than the Draft It’s self but I don’t have any appetite to Comment or Discuss about this issue,simply it is wastage of time,as a citizen of Ethiopia I contributed Nothing to this problem,so I will not wast my time commenting & arguing back & forth with people who are hungry for bullshit talk.

  15. I am 100% sure that this is not going to benefit Oromos. It will creat an irreversible confilct along ethnic lines in the City. I suggest Addis Ababa should be under the Federal government and be indepenndent.
    We want our country to be mor united and fight poverty rather than seeding confilict along ethnic lines.
    The draft is a big insult to other ethnic groups who developed Addis. Sorry! This is not the solution. Unblievably, the narrowness of OPDOS has skyrockated.
    Long live Ethiopia! Down with extremists!

  16. This is tit for tat politics. However, I would have done the same think.
    Let Oromos get ownership of Addis Ababa
    This will neutralize the chronic threat from the TIMKETEGNOCH cause they can’t imagine themselves governing Ethiopia without governing Addis Ababa.

    I would even suggest changing the name to Finfine now as a gesture…although it wouldn’t amount to a fraction of historical injustices done to Oromia
    We should not be afraid of Oromia hosting the capital of Africa…the Oromos will be a good host and hospitality like they always have been to AA invaders and settlers.

    • You say the Ethiopians in addis are invaders and settlers? Wow, you are proving us right . You are ignorant Sir. This will not help EPRDF to stay long. This only speed up the demise of EPRDF. Even if Oromo supported 100%, the rest of Ethiopians will be united than ever before and remember, EPRDF did not Oromos to get to addis ababa. It did it using few Tigreans fighters. This will only push all the Amhara to be 100% united and the rest of Ethiopians will join the Amhara. Then we will have war soon or later. It is a matter of time only. There is war already in Gonder. I can assure I will join the Amhara now. I do not think they can be this bad. I do not think any Ethiopians who come to power can be as bas as EPRDF. As EPRDF is determined to weaken our country, we are determined to dismantle EPRDF from now on words. Ethiopians must join hands now including Oromos. You can not bring peace or stability by sow too much hatred and division. EPRDF’s foundation is based on conflict, hatred, ethnic politics, it will not last long. It has served them well so far, but it is winding down now. You can be cynic sometimes and cheat people for sometimes, but not forever.

  17. The last nail on the coffin of worthless extremist
    Clan that caused incalculable damage to mother
    Ethiopia for a century.
    Viva EPRDF

  18. well , let’s wait and see , but totally unconstitutional,or they need to amend the constitution.There are so many fallacies plus the Addis abeba region establishment proclamation , all must be annulled or cancelled .The legacy will be other regions request the same right , the case in Harari region is the best example . I can CLEARLY see OPDO is entertaining the extremist oromo diaspora /hooligans interest. That is what they want , but trust me it will bring a bloodshed.

  19. It is good always to respect people and reward people fairly.The best way to respect the Oromo people is to apply the constitution properly with out corrupt practices.For example,empowering woreda and kebele governments.Make thinner the role of federal ministries.This will guarantee the Oromo people across the Region be it around Addis Ababa or Borona.This also applies to the other 8 regions and it is fundamental for sustainable growth of Great Ethiopia.I have no any bad feeling of helping the Oromo people who are innocent and sharing people and who have served the nation honestly for years.But,when it comes to Addis Ababa care is needed to avoid dissatisfaction by other nationalities.In the first place,the majority of Oromos are not in the City of Addis Ababa.Therefore,a well researched and well consulted document has to be produced to identify the benefits Oromia Region should get from Addis Ababa.If the proclamation is not balanced ,it may open the way for dissatisfaction by others and be cause for isolation of mind state.The other important point is Addis Ababa is a Federal Charter City by the Constitution.This means ,all 80 nationalities are equally favoured and democratically represneted.To suggest some percentage for one nationality to the administration is undemocratic.Giving land wiht our lease is also questionable.The land belongs to all 80 nationalities.The real issue is the Oromia Region suppliers water sources and other sources for such burdens benefits are proper.The bottom line is if the Amhara,Tigreans,Gurages and so on are unhappy of the Proclamation ,then it is not going to be beneficial for the Oromo People.Oromo people are demanding good governance and justice not any extra benefit from Addis Ababa that is built by the sweat and hard work of all Ethiopians.Long Live the Oromo People.Long Live Ethiopia.

  20. I think all the items that counter the democratic right and economic right of the Addis Ababa Federal Charter and the 80 nationalities living in the city ,has to be removed.Instead the benefits could focus on improving the infrastructure facilities(water supply,roads,railway,schools,health facilities and so on) of the Oromo people surrounding Addis Ababa with the agreed programs by the democratically elected Addis Ababa Government , democratically accommodating suggestions from the Oromia Regional Government.The Oromia Regional Government can also do the rest of political ,social and other empowerment to its people by its own budget and programs.This would be natural and fair.

  21. I have read the draft on other sources.
    Opposition groups have been constantly accused of attempting to overthrow the constitutional system with violence and I would say this is another form of attempting to overthrow the constitutional system out of ignorance. Bekele Gerba and Merera Gudina will not accept it; believe me Lencho Leta doesn’t want it either. It will not be approved by the parliament. Sebhat Nega will toss it.

  22. Addis/Finfine is oromia plain and simple. What part of that can’t you guys understand? The extremists
    even tried to deny the Oromos Adams/nazret claiming people speak Amharic in Adams so it should be Amhara land. This twisted logic of this extremists has no bound.The next step EPRDF
    Should do is to change the working language
    Of the federal government to ENGLISH.
    Long live EPRDF.

  23. Addis Ababa is an autonomous but the capital city of Ethiopia with tiny land comparing to the big Oromya region with largest population in the country. The city is surrounded by Oromya region. As they are neighborhoods, there may be some common interests between them to mutually benefit one another and let me forward some ideas:
    1. I can compare their situation as if they are two neighboring regions of the country. If regions are independent of each other according to the constitutional law of Ethiopia, so shall it be here. Example, the law shall be the same, for example, if the same problem happens between Amhara and Tigray? The regions may have agreement between them to benefit their people who are living on the border of them, otherwise what does the constitutional law says for regions and for Addis Ababa?
    2. If they are treated as two different regions, since they may have common interest especially for their people living on the border between them. So, based on their people`s interest, Oromya and Addis Abeba may have some common interests to do, for example, in constructing, infrastructures like electricity, road/streets, transport means, water, telecommunication, if of course, Oromya needs it. But, if Ormya itself likes to do all these infrastructures alone in its region based on the interest of its people of the region, well, it can do it alone without any help. Because regions can do what ever they like based on the interest of their people as it is always done in Tigray, Amhara, Ethiopian Somalia and other regional states.
    3. Similarly, Addis Abeba can do what ever it likes based on the interest of the people living in Addis ababa as it is an autonomous region.
    4. But, if there is some written statement about this in the constitutional law of the country, let it be applied/done accordingly.
    5. No need to meddle in the affairs of other regions out of the interest of regions and their people; unless otherwise there a law in the constitution that can resolve problems between two different regions.
    6. If there is other solution discuss more, get experiences from other countries to benefit your people.

    • If every Ethiopian is not helping one another for peace & respecting, for unity & living together, for development %& prosperity, no non of us will gain any thing except fighting each other and finally exposed external enemies and opportunists. We are all from the same people and thus brothers and sisters. We have good religions and cultures. We respect our sisters and brothers as we are all the people of Ethiopia unlike some historians who say this tribe came from Yemen, Surya, Israel, Mesopotamia, others say that tribe came from India, ocean, Madagascar, still other say these tribes are domestic people of Abyssinia, etc. We must write our own history as we have now many scientists using the technology of the the day by the highly sophisticated & modern instruments. Unity and solidarity for one Ethiopian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slBLWn_7OK0; God bless Ethiopia and its people!!!.

  24. Fake ‘news’. Most probably propaganda piece prepared and spread by known groups of Ex-Ethiopian thugs. No doubt in my mind, for reasons I am not prepared to reveal. Thinking folks can do own analysis.

  25. If it is posted on Aiga then it is not fake.
    If this draft become a law then I will fight for my people to have a special right:
    1) on GERD, because I am from Benishangul.
    2) On Woqayit, because I am Amhara from kilil 3 and want to have a special right in Wolkayit under Kilil 1.
    I would be glad if it works for Oromos, but it will not. Tiny percent of people
    (compared to the entire Oromos who live elsewhere) happened to be members of Oromo ethnicty, and happen to live near Addis, are entitled to get better than their poor neighbors who are not members of Oromo ethnic group. You don’t put off a fire to cause more. This is the result of the ignorance of our leaders.

  26. As Oromo we know that OPDO cannot implement anything. But the draft will tell us who are who. It is a road map to freedom. TPLF and the settlers are forced to hear it. We want displacement of our people stop and those who unfairly displace the farmers need to paid back.

  27. Dear Dude!
    “As Oromo we know that OPDO cannot implement anything”. As non Oromo I also agree.
    But the draft will tell us who are who. It is a road map to freedom. TPLF and the settlers are forced to hear it. I disagree, Nothing will happen to settlers and TPLF by hearing it, except that some Oromo people will experience temporary psychological victory over others while there is nothing tangible come out of this awaj.
    We want displacement of our people stop and those who unfairly displace the farmers need to paid back. I agree, regardless of this Awaj displacement of our people must be stopped and farmers need to be paid back.

  28. This has to be fake news or some government cronie way of trying to create conflict between Amharas and Oromos. The uprising over a year ago shocked the ruling oligarch when they realized after a quarter of a century of trying to divide and rule Ethiopia to their own personal benefit, there still remains a real threat of the Amhara and Oromo, which make up 75% of the population uniting. Amharas and Oromos should see right through this evil act and thwart it and stand in unity undeterred by the machination of the thievery oligarch.

    • Kereyu, speak for yourself. Do not put Oromia and Amhara together. Addis/finfine is oromia period.if you have a thing with the ruling clique go fight them but what we are talking about is Addis/finfine is and always will be part of oromia.
      Just put this reality through your thick head.
      Good day

  29. In my opinion the government and the lawmakers are giving up to much to up ease the segment of the society thus creating issues among other dwellers of the city which will be a disaster and will lead to chaos

  30. To start with, this forum is pro government in general and TPLF in particular. i am not sure if the question in this particular site will speak to the real issue about Finfinnee except rallying opposition against the interest of Oromo people in Finfinnee and the responses so far justify my assumption.
    Anyways , the draft proclamation and the subsequent question you are asking here didn’t come out of nowhere, it came from the unprecedented , persistence and popular upraising of Oromo people(#oromoprotests) since 2014. Article 49(5) of the federal Constitution is one of may questions raised. This question raised by oromo as one of the strategy to stop the century old conquest to separate Finfinnee from Oromia.
    Today , Finfinnee is a city that aspires to become a global city before a city to the oromo people whose the land it is founded and suffering under state discrimination and segregation polices.
    Let me put in plain English what is the demand of the Oromo people. It is the demand of ownership right of the Oromo people on the their land City. It is the demand of the Oromo people politically administer their city and have good control in its development. It is the demand for Oromia government to have the power of collecting taxes and enforcing laws. These are our demands. That’s all
    I am wondering if the same demands are existed in Mekele or Gonder ?????????

    • ” It is the demand of the Oromo people politically administer their city and have good control in its development”

      Yes, this applies for your city in Oromia just like Jimma or Chiro, but not for Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa was founded, developed and took its current shape not because of the Oromo’s. It is the result of more than 100 years of human and financial investment by all nationalities of Ethiopians including the Oromos. Imagine, what about if Empress Taytu had not chosen this particular place for a city 100 years ago? It would have been stayed a small Oromo village just like Burayu ot Legetafo.

      Thus, due to some historical reason, Addis Ababa was chosen as a capital city just like Canberra was chosen as a capital city of Australia by the British settlers. But now, no body is talking about Canberra was founded in the “Aborigines” native land and the name of the city should be changed from Canberra to an aborigine name. All in all, the so-called draft paper appears to be written by OLF even not by OPDO.

      For that matter, it was wrong to give a 100 % responsibility only to Oromia region to draft such kind of racist and too biased draft? Such kind of sensitive proclamations that may affect millions of citizens should be drafted at national level with an active participation of constitutional lawyers from the Federal government, Addis Ababa Administration and the Oromia region.

      • @ Habtu

        you need Finfinnee history 101, if not please just read the concept document of this draft proclamation. may be that is enough for you based on your level of history of Finfinnee.

        There is a say that goes like this, you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. i hope this doesn’t apply to you .
        Good luck

  31. I think this ‘Thomas’ is a white dude married to an Eritrean woman calling herself an ex-fighter. The fellow unfortunately (for him) relocated to Eritrea, and hired himself as defender of EPLF. Just ‘google’ him and you can find more information.

    I am fairly certain this so called ‘draft’ is a propaganda piece prepared by Ex-Ethiopians of any ethnicity, who want to stay relevant for purpose of fund raising, and making the piece look like it came from OPDO. If it was an OPDO document to be submitted to the Ethiopian government, it would have been prepared in the official Parliament language (Amharic) or in their ‘Swahilized’ script. The fact this document is prepared in English meant it was propaganda of Ex-Ethiopian thugs instead.

    • Werkineh belineh , you are so stupid you couldn’t even tell weather the draft proclamation is written in English or Amharic. Wow What an Imbecile.
      Good day

  32. What is next? Ethiopian out of oromiya. Addis belongs to Oromo only. Settlers out of addis? Two class citizens in addis. Everything is priority for Oromo, what about the rest? Aren’t we paying tax to develop the city? Where is equality as ethiopian? What kind of stupidity it is? Did the federal government agree to this? While they are at this, how about a referendum to all states? Why we live as ethiopian, if we don’t equal? Dismantle Ethiopia to pieces, I don’t want to live in a country that treats me differently based on my ethnicity? Finally this is the last nail on ethiopianism. Congratulations you guys sucessfully destroy Ethiopia. That is the ultimate goal of this government.

  33. EPRDF is on the right track on this one. Now you are also expected to work on the right of WOITOs on Bahr Dar City in Gojam!

  34. This, if anything, is just one piece among so many knee-jerk reactions by the ruling EPRDF to buy time. Why should this take 23 years to get implemented, as it was in the Meles Constitution in the first place. Was this going to save the ass of the EPRDF, on whose neck the Oromos have a big rope? I don’t think so. Nothing less that a Total Declaration of Independence will do for the Oromo extremists, even if Addis Ababa is entirely surrendered; and of course, nothing less than getting rid of Article 39 of the Meles Consitution is going to do for the Unity hawks, who think National Unity is already in grave danger. If the nation as a whole believed in Democracy, surrendering the Total Administration of the Cirty to Oromia wouldn’t do any damage to National unity; nor does it harm the Interests of non-Oromos residing in the city, but as it is, it gives way too much political fodder to Oromo extremists who want to use it as an excuse to push-through the issue of separatism, which I think is more problematic than anything at the moment.

    Only weakening the Federal Govt, respecting human rights, empowering the regions, mainly Oromia, and engaging all political forces with dialogue will solve the issue sickening the nation entirely.

  35. Aiga Forum; thank you for posting this draft document.
    It is indeed a timely document given these issues of the Oromo special benefit from Addis Ababa/Finfinnee has taken so long for it to become a law of the land. I also read some of the comments and some are very rude and full of hate. Let’s have some historical perspective; Minilik came from Ankober not to establish the city of Addis Ababa but seeking to dominate and colonize new lands for his people. It is now de facto the city has become multi-ethnic city and has grossly violated the rights of the indigenous people like the Galan Oromos, the Gullalee, Yakkaa, etc. They took their land from them and made them Chisegna. Since EPDRFE took power over 100,000 families have been uprooted from ancestral land. Now where are all those people? Addis Ababa may have 3-4 million of people but it is surrounded by Oromos 10 times that number; so the very existence of the city relies on the surrounding economic, social, agricultural etc., activities. This is no small thing. I think the government has made proper move to rectify century old injustices and without restoring justice there cannot be peace and development. I think peace and justice are very useful to the residents of the city.
    On another note in a country where I leave the white colonizers did not change many of the names the localities to their ferenji name, it is only in Abbysinia/Ethiopia that such over bearing and win all attitude prevails. Canada capital city Ottawa is an Aboriginal name, so is Toronto, Saskatoon…these are major cities. What is the problem if we call Addis Ababa with its original name Finfinnee only? Who is going to be hurt except those who still feel they have to the one who make such decisions.
    In the end it is a good draft but needs broad consultation by all stakeholders.

  36. ይህ አዋጅ በልማታዊ ካድሬዎች የተፃፈ እንጂ በሕግ ባለሙያ ስላልተሰራ ዓላማው ነፍጠኞች ምን አሉ ?
    …..
    …..

    የኦሮሚያ ክልላዊ መንግስትና የከተማው ነዋሪ የኦሮሞ ተወላጆች አደባባዮች፣ ማዕከላት፣ አዳራሾች፣ ስታዲየሞች፣ ሜዳዎች…ወዘተ አገልግሎት ማግኘት ሲፈልጉ ቅድሚያ የመጠቀም ሙሉ መብት ይኖራቸዋል።……..ገና ስታለቅስ ቅላፄው በኦሮሚኛ ይሆናል እንቢ ብትል ድንኳንህን ያፈርሱታል መቼም ሞኝነታቸውን አውቀው አላገጡባቸው ልበል!?
    *** የመፃፍ የመጠየቅ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ ሳያሳውቁና ሳያስፈቅዱ ከኤርትራውያን ስደተኞች ቀጥሎ/እኩል መብት ተሰጣቸው ? በእርግጥ ይህ ለኦሮሞ ንቀትና ስድብ የተመፅዋችነት ማዕረግ ነው ።ለመሆኑ ከኦሮምያ ክልላዊ ሠፈር የሚኖሩት ሌሎች ነገዶች ተመሳሳይ መብት አላቸውን?ሕገመንግሥቱ የአዲስ አበባን ተወላጆችን፡ ከሁለትና ከሶስት ነገድ የተወለዱ ዜጎችንና ፡ከጎሳቸው ውጭ ከሌላ ተዋልደው ሌሎች ክልል ሀብት አፍርተው የሚኖሩትን በየትኛው አንቀጾች እና ልዩ ድንጋጌ መብታቸው ተከበረ ተቀበረ እንጂ!? ።
    *** ይህ ቻርተር ከአውስትራሊያ ፡አሜሪካ፡ ካናዳ “ሬድ ኢንዲያን አክት ” ቃል በቃል ነጥብ ሳይቀር የተገለበጠ “የሜጫና ቱለማ አክት” ወይም የቅኝ ተገዢ መብት በእጅ አዙር ቅኝ ገዢዎች የተሰጠ የእከክልኝ ልከክልህ የማኒፌስቶ ልዩ ጥቅማጥቅም ተብሎ ያሳዝናል ኦሮሞ ይህን ያህል የወረደው በምን ቢገመት ነው ? ዘይገርም!
    አዲስ አበባ በዘውግ ብሔርተኞች ፅንፍ መሐል እየታሸች ድምፅ አልባ ሆና መክረሟ ይታወቃል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ በገዛ ዕጣ ፈንታዋ ሌሎች እንዲወስኑ አዋጅ ይረቀቅባታል ብሎ የገመተ አልነበረም፡፡ ረቂቅ አዋጁ በጣም አሳፋሪ ጎኑ በአዲስ አበባ መስፋፋት ተፅዕኖ ሰለባ እየሆኑ ያሉትን የአጎራባች አካባቢዎች ጥቅም ዋነኛ የአዋጁ ዓላማ አለማድረጉ ብቻ ሳይሆን የአዲስ አበባ ሕዝብን ከመጤፍም አለመቁጠሩ ነው፡፡
    ***”አዲስ አበባ የሁሉም ነዋሪዎቿ እንደመሆኗ በዕጣ ፈንታዋ የመወሰን ዕድሉም የሁሉም አዲስ አበቤ ነው፡፡ የአዲስ አበባ ሕዝብ አጎራባች የኦሮሚያ አካባቢዎች የተፅዕኖው ሰለባ መሆናቸውን ለመረዳት አይከብደውም፡፡ ሚዛናዊ “ልዩ ተጠቃሚነታቸውንም” አይቃወምም፡፡ እንደ አንድ አዲስ አበቤ ግን የከተማዋ ነዋሪዎች በኦሮሞ ሕዝብ ሥም ለተራ ፖለቲከኞች መጠቀሚያ ለመሆን የሚፈቅድ ነዋሪ ያለ አይመስለኝም፡፡ ዝምታ ድንቁርና አይደለም፤ ይታሰብበት!፡፡አራት ነጥብ ።

  37. If this draft was proposed and approved by the OPDO higher body members which are also members of EPRDF that is shameful and EPRDF shall collapse soon. We have been also hearing about the intention of EPRDF’s conspiracy to sale Badme (possibly with Arab’s money) to Shabia under a pretext of peace. That will also cause the end of EPRDF. I hope the government of Ethiopia clarifies these two issues soon to avoid any upcoming riot and crises through out the country including Addis Ababa.

  38. እዚህ ላይ የተፃፉት አስተያየቶች 70 ከመቶ የትምክህት ሀይሎች ነው፡፡ምክንያቱም የእነርሱ ፍቅር ከመሬቱ እንጂ ከህዝቡ አይደለም፡፡ መሬት ካጡ ሁሉን እንዳጡ ነው የሚቆጥሩት፡፡ ለዚህ ነው የፌዴራል ስርዓቱን 25 ዓመት ሙሉ እየተቃወሙ እዚህ የደረሱት፡፡ በህገ መንግስቱ ጥላ ስር አንድ የፖለቲካ መህበረሰብ ገንብተን በሰላም እና እኩልነት መኖር የምንችለው ኦሮሚያ በአዲስ አበባ ላይ የሚኖራት ልዩ ጥቅም የሚደነግገውን ጨምሮ ሁሉም የህገ መንግስቱ ድንጋጌዎች በሙሉ እምነት ስራ ላይ ሲውሉ መሆኑ መታወቅ አለበት፡፡ እኛ ዲሞክራት ኦሮሞዎች የወሎ መሬት ያልጠየቅነው በታሪክ መሬታችን ስላልሆነ አይደለም ታውቁታላችሁ እያንዳንዱ የወሎ መሬት መጠሪያ ዛሬም ድረስ ኦሮሚኛ የሆነው ዝም ብሎ አይደለም ኦሮሞ ሲኖርበት የነበረ ስለሆነ እንጂ፡፡ እኛ ህዝቡ በሰፈረበት መልከዓ ምድር ማንነቱን በሚያስከብርለት መንገድ መተደዳደሩን ተቀብለን ነው እየኖርን ያለነው እንጂ ገዢዎች የፃፉትን የ3000 ዓመት ፈጠራ ወሬ ደግማችሁ እንድታላዝኑ አይደለም፡፡ በተረፈ በህገ መንግስቱ መሠረት አዲስ አበባ ውስጥ ያለ ነዋሪ ያለው መብት የብሄር ብሄረሰብ መብት ሳይሆን የነዋሪነት መብት ብቻ መሆኑ መታወቅ አለበት፡፡

  39. Imagine of the term Land and People. Which one do you think to be praised more? I think one may be confused with those terms as people without land and land without people seems unnatural.
    What looks arduous now is nothing but the foot track of the Amhara’s supremacy regime, ruling the country for years, is made to happen so. The reason is that
    1. Under the Amhara’s supremacy regime, the Oromo, Tigreans, Afar, Somalie, Southern region of Ethiopia etc. were forced to breath as of the Supremacy. Meaning, to be an Ethiopian, they should think and behave as of the then regime besides of being marginalized/displaced from their own local place
    2. After the fall of Derg regime, the disarmed Amhara’s supremacy is still working to regain its power. They don’t want to be treated equally with all nation and nationalities of Ethiopia. What they are doing is they give lip service to the Oromo people as if they are the same while harassing the Tigreans people and say nothing about other nation and nationality. This is really a tricky game. To tell you frankly, a genuine person, never hate and chase one nation like what happened in Gondar and give lip service to other within the same country. I had been Gondar, the violence was purely targeted on Tigreans. 1000-1500 group of the Amahara were hammering Tigrean’s residence houses by throwing stone who had no way to defend. ” really, even living things never do like that. Imagine of two bulls firing each other, then if one defeat the other, never follow the defeated one”. This is animals way of acting in the universe. What has been in Gondar is below the bull’s thinking power. Actually they have tried to isolate the Amhara and Tigreans people, but I don’t think to be succeeded.
    Therefore, if we are to continue as Ethiopian acknowledging the equality of all nation and nationalities, the foot track of the Amhara’s supremacy has to be demolished. We don’t want to praise Minilike or Derg, Hailslasie, webi etc. Those who had been trying to kill the moral and morality of Ethiopian nation and nationalities and their followers as well actually. Despite its short coming, thanks to TPLF which opens our eye and think as our own nations as well as Ethiopian.

    So I suggest the designed new rule need to be justified and applied in Addis/Finifine. The reason is that to dismantle the foot track of the Amhara’s supremacy regime and be free from any sort of fear of that. And I hope that we all Ethiopians (nation and nationalities) can enjoy equally the fruitfulness of the result of the struggle. New vision, new way of structure preserving the right of nation and nationality

  40. Finfinie iz oromiya land. The rest of us are settlers. We should respsct oromo laws if we want to live in oromya. The reality is we love oromia land but we hate the people. Respect oromos or leave their land.

  41. By the way, who was in Addis Ababa before the Oromos settled there? Was this place not inhabited by anybody before the Oromos came/settled there? The reason I am asking this question is that no land is owned permanently by any social group. Take the case of Oromos in Minnesota, whose number is increasing astronomically and part of downtown Minneapolis is not taken over by Oromos. However, this whole land originally belonged to the local Indians, not even to the Caucasians let alone the oromos.

    So, is it not a double standard and against any common sense to say that Addis Ababa belongs to Oromos from Wellega and Bale, not to Addis Ababans who have been there for generations?

    If this garbage becomes a law, of course, that will be the end of Ethiopia and we will see who will benefit and who will lose.

    Good luck

  42. mr aiga editor …the oromo region offcials have announced as of today that the document is not from the regional adminstration ,,implies no body knows the source and is fake
    it is time to delete this article from your post for the good ..if you dont believe and accept my suggestion you can call any concerned body get a real information ,,i hope you will never make any mistake any more ,,befor posting any one artcle it is a

    Solo, we never claimed OPDO was the source! The credit for the draft document goes to Horn Affairs! The draft could die in the process or get modified before it becomes law! One thing we can assure you is there is behind the door discussion to address the issue the draft is trying to address

  43. መሆን ኣለበት ብየ የሚያምነው ኣዲስ ኣበባ በሙሉ ኣቅሙ በኦሮሞ ክልል መሆን ኣለበት
    የፈደራሉ መስርያ ቤት ግን በኣንድ ኣነስተኛ ክልል እንደ ቤንሻንጉል ወይም ጋምቤላ መሆን ኣለበት
    የኣማራ ትምክህተኛነት የሚንኮታኮትበት ኢትዮጵያን የራሱ ብቻ ኣድርጎ እየሳለ መቅረት ኣለበት
    የኢትዮጵያ ቀንደኛ ጠላት ማንም ኣደለም የኣማራ ትምክህተኛ ሃይል ነው የሄ እያለ ኢትዮጵያ ሰላም የላትም ዩጎዝላቭያ መሆን ኣለባት ::

    • U can’t decide like that Ethiopia is not Ugoslavia. They have different political history. Don’t go very far that much. Ethiopia will remain forever Ethiopia. Long live the solidarity of Ethiopia and it’s people.

  44. I don’t get what is wrong with my people. I rarely agreed with this Govt from the onset; as in my opinion, everything it stood for was too divisive and extremely controversial and above all, there was less public input in the policy making process at any level, and so much of what happened in the policy front was extremely centralized and pushed down the public throat at gun point. But I think, under the circumstances, this is long overdue. This issue of Oromia benefiting from Addis Ababa is in the Meles Constitution, and if the constitution has to be respected, there is nothing wrong with implementing it; as failure to do so will only play to the hands of extremists like Jawar Mohamed. The very fallacy of the regime’s ethnic Federalism is an issue here, not Oromia benefiting from the city. How many non-Oromos live in Oromia anyway? Are they being treated like second class citizens? I think those who try to sow that kind of propaganda need to be very careful. It doesn’t help anyone. It doesn’t help the millions who live in Oromia, it doesn’t help the solid solidarity Oromos and other Ethiopians have to date, it doesn’t help the unique bond between our people cemented by centuries of intermarriage and most of all, it doesn’t help the very survival of our nation.

    I think the Govt as a whole is under a lot of political pressure as this was Constitutional, and to be honest, if OPDO lost any shred of public trust, the Govt as EPRDF can’t survive; and those who try to blast OPDO now would regret their actions if extremists take over, because this guys don’t believe in keeping Amharic as an official city language, and heaven knows what will happen after that. If this was up to me, I would just get on board with the Govt because failure to do so would just surrender moderate Oromos en masse to Jawar Mohamed, the only bridge right now between the Govt’s and the nation’s remaining in one piece and vice versa.

  45. Very sickening. One place where every Ethiopian from all over the country mingled and lived in harmony for a very long time is now subjected to this divisiveness.

    Very sad indeed. Very sad.

  46. It is not even worthy of the paper it is written. Just throw it to garbage! Very sad that EPRDF undermines cohesion and gives so much room for chaos while it knows well that this will NEVER work. Please use the opportunity you are accorded with to build a nation not destroy it.

  47. The over all draft is from as one of Ethiopian citizen and one of the ethnic group living in the country.
    1- Does this strengthen the federalism of Ethiopian people?
    2- Who are promos to be bestowed with all this special favor?
    3- Is it only because they are living in and around AA?
    4- It talks about history and historical names. If this is the case who was living in AA before 500 years?
    Oromoms came to the central Ethiopian by killing people ( all male) and force the women and children to be convert to Oromo through their Geda system, who were living in the area
    – To which historic names should we go back?
    – People who were living in the areas starting from the north Bale, Harar, Show, Wollo, Wellega, Jima, Ellebabour and some part of Amhar must request compensation for the ethnic clinging that the oromoms has committed back 500 years.

  48. I just want to know who has the authority to impose Proclamations on Addis Ababa ?, The Federal Parliament ? Addis city administration ? office of the PM ? Oromo regional State ? can you Help Aiga ?

    Girma, Our two cents answer based on our understanding – Laws are not imposed but federal laws are enacted or passed by parliament and regional laws that affect regions/kilil/ are enacted or passed by regional parliament. As you know Addis Ababa govt directly reports to the PM which makes it federal in many ways. Since this issue is addressing constitutional issues the federal parliament will need to approve it. However if the Oromo regional government sits down with Addis Ababa city government they can agree on any relationship between the two provided the PM office approves it and it does not tamper the constitution!

  49. Abdi
    I just read all the comments 99% were negative. Comment is emanated form their ancestors wrong perception based on their fake history about Oromo. Addis Ababa is not an issue here, but to whom Ethiopia belong. Is it belong to Naftenya and their children or it belongs to all Ethiopian nation and nationalities? The second issues is Who are Ethiopian? Naftenya and their children?
    If we agree on those two Issues Addis-Oromia proclamation is not a big deal. Because this proclamation is constitutional and intended to address historical done by by the successive naftenga peridatory regimes. Look what has been achieved in two decade by EPRDF has never been achieved by your ancestors in one century.
    So stop cursing TPLF and peoples of Tigray. Also stop meddling in Oromo affairs. Wether you like it it or not Addis Ababa is part and percel of Oromia. It’s Oromia hear land Hence the Oromo people is not need your endorsement. You are better to shut up!

  50. Addis ababa is the melting pot of Ethiopia home to all nationalities of Ethiopia where they feel at home and at stable and enjoying their freedom and Ethiopianess .if the mantra is one political and economic and fair Ethiopia nowhere us that exemplified .I hope EPRDF does not miscalculate and go against the will of Addis Ababans

  51. We have witnessed many times in life that good ideas are sometimes neglected and price paid.The same is true to this present proclamation.The government has to be careful on proclamations of such nature.Imagine ,the price Ethiopia paid last year due to the Addis Ababa expansion master plan.It was good for the Oromo people if implemented with care.It could have changed the center of Oromia to highly matured and integrated society.One does not have to be a rocket scientist of the disaster made.Ethiopia is so large and time will show how investment and development will flow.Time will show us how Hawasa,Bahr Dar,Kombolcha,Mekele,Bahr Dar and others will be investment magnets.In any case,it seems Addis Ababa is becoming a controversial spot and the way forward is to develop all regional capital cities proportionally.Washington D.C. is not the biggest city in the USA.Therefore,Addis Ababa could be more or less political administration city.That will solve every thing ones for all.It is not wise either to appease narrow nationalists to temporarily press chauvinists.Both are cancer and have to be treated in time.Why is the population growing fast in Addis Ababa? If the governance and business opportunities are in the regions improve ,life could be much better there and people will not flow to Addis Ababa.The problem is the Horn is geopolitically sensitive and some events are unpredictable.Who would think a merchant in Adigrat would import trade goods imported through Berbera and Djibouti while the Red Sea Coast is only less than 100 Kilometers and even one rich business man can build a Railway across such short route.Who knows if it continues as now may be also goods imported through Mombasa.I hope mother nature will bring a fair solution.

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