Premier to hold discussion with intellectuals
Addis Ababa, March 12, 2016 (FBC) – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will hold discussion with intellectuals on Ethiopia’s journey towards renaissance on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Ethiopia’s current socio-economic and political situations will be discussed at the event organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).
During the discussion, participants are expected to raise various ideas which help to accelerate the economic growth of the country, according to a statement MoST sent to FBC today.
This is wonderful news. In order for Ethiopia to move forward and make the Growth and Transformation Plan successful it is a must the intellectual community as well as the private sector is involved wholeheartedly.
It is mind boggling why the government thinks the current campaign to make the country hub for small scale as well as medium scale manufacturing will be done with imported human resources. Academicians, technologist and in general professionals ought to be consulted and their ideas and suggestions incorporated in to the development plan. China may have developed without too much consultation with academics and professionals but china is not and was not a democracy. Ethiopia is a democracy and the only way for a successful development is to involve everyone in all aspects of the development phase. [Aigaforum 03-13-16]