Zeray leaves ERTA to run broadcast authority
2014 Written by Yonas
Head of Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, Zeray Asgedom, has
been assigned to run the relatively younger institution Ethiopian Broadcasting
Authority (EBA) filling a position which remained vacant for the past three
months after its former Director General, Destaw Tesfaw, left for the Prime
According to sources close to matter, the former manager of Walta
Information Center and currently general manager of Endowment Fund for the
Rehabilitation of Tigray (EFFORT), Birhane Kidanemariam, is assigned to replace
Zeray to run the state-owned agency that oversees the national television and
However, until press time, The Reporter was unable to confirm if
Birhane was in fact handed the letter of appointment.
Zeray, who took over from Tabor Gebremichael, has been running
ERTA for the past five years where he was acclaimed to have brought
considerable changes in terms of improving infrastructure, expansing
transmission range as well as laying the ground work to transform the agency
from analog to digital system.
Nevertheless, ERTA also faced one of the biggest staff turnover
rates in recent times. On Thursday, Head of Government Communication Affairs
Office, Redwan Hussien, who is also the current Board Chairman of ERTA told the
Houses of Peoples' Representatives said that in the past six months alone over
137 employees have left the agency.
Redwan further told Members of Parliament (MPs) that one of the
reason for employee turnover is the low salary scale the Agency offers to its