on current developments in
A high level delegation led by H.E
Ambassador Tewolde Gebru
held yet another successful meeting on current developments in the nation to
Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin living in
Ambassador Tewolde opened the meeting by highlighting the broad theme of the meeting and giving information on development efforts being underway in the country, current preparation for holding a free and fair election in May 23, 2010 and the Government’s multi-pronged measures to encourage the full participation of Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin in investment, transfer of knowledge and development.
W/ro Genet highlighted the key achievements recoded in agriculture, education, health and other sectors. She underscored the Government’s priority in ensuring efficiency in delivery of services through a robust and professional civil service. She also noted government’s programs in promoting job opportunity and other benefits particularly to women and the youth.
presentation focused on preparation for the 4th federal and regional
parliamentary elections to be held on
Ato Tesfaye Wolde on his part informed participants about measures taken by the government to engage Ethiopians and encourage their active participation in development in the country. He mentioned as examples, the institutionalization of Diaspora affairs in various government offices both at the federal and regional level, the dispatching of ‘ constituency diplomats’, the introduction of the ‘ yellow card’ and a muti-sector program aimed at encouraging Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin to participate in knowledge and skill transfer. He encouraged participants to be involved in these initiatives particularly by participating in provision of knowledge transfer to the numerous newly established higher education institutions.
The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session which focused on current election, Diaspora and development issues