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Monday, October 29, 2012

A Personal Response to Irresponsible Interview Made by “Judge” Firehiwot Samuel with Awrabatimes on October 
The so called ‘Judge’Firehiwot, I know that had been head of High court in SNNPRG until you left Ethiopia three years ago. I do not know your educational background, but I had chance to know you in Hawassa and we both left Ethiopia behind in four months apart. As long as I know you, you are one of those cadres who were chewed like a gum, once turned sour or useless, spited out.  That is what happens to idiots like you in Ethiopian politicswho make decision through political and personal will rather than principles of universal accepted law.
What interests me in this interview is the part you spoke on the issues of Hawassa, conflict between Sidama and Wolayta Nationals and your relationship with Haile Mariam Desalegn, the current prime minister of Ethiopia.

You lamented on Hawassa:
“Hawassa was Sidama administration center and at the same time SNNPRG capital, but in real term the city was under control of Sidama. Haile Mariam Desalgn then proposed new legislation to force Sidamas to leave the administration of Hawassa and move them to another town, so that SNNPRG be able to take over the control of city administration.”  In effect, you were making obvious that you are the one who doctored the legal resolution about the transformation of the city Hawassa to SNNPRG.  Who designated you that power to decide on the right of Sidama people and their ancestral land?   Did Sidama people elect you and Haile Mariam to make decision on their behalf?  Did Sidama people even know you? This is how dysfunctional government that you had been serving and intent to serve functions.

On conflict between Sidama and Wolayta,
You said animosity between Sidama and Wolayta loomed as a result of Hailemariam Desalegn deposed Abate Kisho and assumed power as SNNPRG president.  You lied!. Abate Kesho was deposed from power by TPLF gangs loyal to Meles, in the power struggle within TPLF factions (Meles VS Seye).  Abate sided to Bitew, a relative of Seye, that eventually made him lose his position. So what that has to do with Wolayta and Sidamas? All Sidamas know the truth very well. There were many Woliytas in administration positions in Sidama during Derg era and beyond. Did Sidamas complain then? Why now? The truth is that it is the work of Haile Mariam, you and your likes who operated outside boundaries of rule of law to undermine and degrade the good relationship between Sidama and neighboring people.

On Hailemariam Desalegn
You said “he is Christian, not corrupts, and let us gives him time.  I know him before and after he became
president of SNNPRG. We ate and wined together”.
At the very beginning of this interview you said, “I am tired of Ethiopian politics”.  From experience, I know
whenever people start negotiation with EPRDF, they start complain about Ethiopian politics and they say it
becomes boring.  You had problem with Meles, now Meles is gone and you can start communication with your good old friend who assumed highest office in the country.  That is what you are telling us, and we understand.
Wait a minute: Did you mention about massacre of Sidama people which Hailemariam orchestrated? Honorable Judge, you were at Hawassa and I know you personally, and you were appointed to head the committee to investigate Loquee massacre and you reported it that it was legally right. Is killing human being for seeking his right is legally right or principle of christainty? Is that you learned at law school? Does your deed match with principles of Democracy?  What if somebody kills your brother or sister, don’t you care?  The law is the foundation of the entire social order and you betrayed this principle and judged with ignorance.  One misdeed do not make you right if do some right in other place.    Mr. Frehiwot, you betrayed the people that spent its meager resource to educated you.  You went to College not by your own money, but tax paid by all Ethiopians including Sidama and Hadiya people. You did not serve the legal system as institution to serve and give back to community; instead you abused it and tried to destroy the
truth.  The truth is that you can destroy those who speak the truth, but you cannot destroy the truth itself.
Betrayal acts as an assault on the integrity of individuals, affecting the capacity to trust, undermining confidence in judgment, and contracting the possibilities of the societies by increasing distrust and skepticism.  Betrayal changes not only our sense of the world, but our sensibility toward the world. I tell you, that is what happened to you.
Why does arrogance and ignorance cause people to be cruel to other people? Lewis J. Bates once said, “cruel and cold is the judgment of man, cruel as winter, and cold as the snow; But by-and-by will the deed and the plan be judged by the motive that lieth below.”  Honorable Judge, you are answerable for your misdeeds in Sidama! Time will tell.
Busha Rabbisa

Joint Press Release
Sidama and Oromo National Youth Movements

The oppressed peoples in Ethiopia have spent years of painful struggle against alien’s domination and dictatorship. To this end, the struggles of the Sidama and Oromo peoples have already costed countless lives and a great deal of material destruction.
Based on this foundation and fact, we, the Youth Representatives of the Oromo and Sidama peoples, have met from 24th-26th October 2012 and discussed on a wide range of matters concerning our peoples and the need for a common struggle against the common enemy. We have noted the current TPLF government’s deliberate impoverishment, looting, exiling, confiscation of land and unlawful imprisonment being unleashed against the Oromo and Sidama peoples. After long deliberation, we have agreed on the need to keep the struggle inherited from our struggle’s heroes and the need to realise them.
Accordingly, we have agreed:
1. To work together to realise our freedom and democratic rights, which we have lost during the absolute dictatorship of the consecutive Ethiopian regimes.
2. To work in partnership on the pressing issues of the Oromo and Sidama peoples.
3. To be a global voice for the other voiceless and oppressed peoples in Ethiopia.
4. To work with other oppressed peoples in Ethiopia.
5. To building an able structure within the regime’s rank and files, and increase the enlightenment level of other citizens, until inherent and democratic rights of the people are restored.
6. To work with, train and enroll our peoples of different backgrounds, and diverse age groups for the just cause of our peoples.
7. To work on breaking information barrier of the regime, and inform our peoples and the public at large on the right time.
8. To establish an able communication structure, and keep our promises to finally realise the freedom of our peoples.
Finally, the joint leadership has agreed on a prompt communication, coordinated resistance and toppling the current Ethiopian dictatorial government.
The Struggle Shall Continue! Oppressors Will Fall!
Oppressed People Will Continue Their Struggle For Self Determination!
National Oromo Youth Movement (QEERROO)
Sidama Youth Movement
October 26, 2012

The modern nation states incorporate some kind of mechanism through which the voice of the mass can find listening ears inside the corridors of power. Prior to these modern states, it was mostly a variety of Kingdoms that ruled the days in the lives of subjects and masters (serfs, kings, lords, etc.) In today’s world, almost all countries have ‘rule based’ governance institutions/structure, (constitutions, judiciary, etc) save few kingdoms under the tutelage of monarchs. In such not-so-modern states, the majority of inhabitants are mere subjects of their rulers and can hardly be considered citizens in the proper sense. These modern day serfs have to put up with the eccentricities of their masters without having much input in their own public existence. At least citizens elsewhere can still make noise, for whatever it is worth; elections, etc. To us, this archaic form of governance is the epitome of ‘bad governance.’ But so long as there are benefits to be derived from such abominations, empire gladly obliges. Nothing new here! 
Our objective today is not to rant about the usual hypocritical policies of empire, but rather to reflect on the topic of bad governance as it pertains to our continent. Modern nation states that are further away from the above medieval types can also give rise to bad governance via gross mismanagement. The existing African states, which are creations of the colonialists, (by and large) are having difficulties coming up with durable governance structures to barely pacify the beasts’ (human mass) struggle for mere existence. Our historical legacy is such that; deep ties that goes beyond colonial times amongst diverse populations that currently find themselves under one umbrella, is a currency in short supply. The creeping centrifugal forces now in the offing are testaments to this underlying reality. Post-colonial Africa seems to be failing in its ambitious project of overcoming the absence of strong common heritage by convincingly forging equitable common destinies between its diverse people. What can be done to arrest the ascending centrifugal tendencies?
Failing to bring traceable transparency in collective social life alienates those who have always been skeptical about their place in the newly formed states from the get go (flag independence.) When Africa’s prevailing judiciaries are rigged to the rim in favor of the moneyed goons and power-connected, disillusionment in the system is bound to take root. Consequently, victims will be forced to entertain unappetizing options in order to liberate themselves from the systemic oppression, covert or overt. When formal accountability is not backed by sincere responsibility, but is only performed to appease the gullible by rendering its essence as mere exercise in numerology, (just like the accounting scam of fraudulent bankers, local/global) corruption will be crowned and will ascend to the throne of governance. When there is a clear lack of democratic dispensation in the whole collective social existence, it is only a matter of time before all is lost and probably for good!
In the last two years alone Africans have been forced to witness a number of countries become victims, in one form or another, to the above entrenched malaises.  Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Cote d’ Ivoire, Sudan, (south vs north) Mali and now Congo, to say nothing about Somalia. We believe, the economic giants of West/East Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are also on their way to facing rude awakenings of their own. The economic giants of Northern/Southern Africa, Egypt and South Africa are confronting their own challenges as well. The lessons are clear; GDP growth within the framework of polarized existence (even within rich economies) is no guarantee to securing the peace.The difficult and protracted mission of crossing the main street in front of one’s hotel in down town Johannesburg in broad daylight, is a task that requires the accompaniment of a fully armed policeman. We think this says it all!
Because of manifest bad governance that has been going on for decades, Africa is forced to entertain the proliferation of failing/failed states. For example Nigeria, with all its resources (natural, human) has been so badly governed, it seems the only way forward is to allow the separation of people and the partitioning of the country around resources and identity politics. See Igwe’s article on page 50. If truth be told, the structure of federalism has been nothing more than a vehicle of accumulation for the collectively corrupt leadership (politics, business, religious, etc.) Kenya to some extent is also about to hit the wall. Between the corruption systemically erected to benefit its degenerate elites in cahoots with the global oligarchy and the painful outcry of its‘wannainchi’, (the general public) there seems to be little room and hope for long-term peaceful development, economic or otherwise. See Makori’s article next column. 
Such all-pervasive crime cannot bode well for any country aspiring to better the livelihood of its people. Ethiopia’s revolutionary party must take cognizance of various experiences in many of the African states and initiate decisive measures to thwart the ascending big time criminality closely associated with the current economic model of rent seeking and power abuse. Only going after the small fish while allowing the sharks to feast on the poor won’t do it. Unfortunately, to our small time crooks and idiotic psychopaths, it is the oligarchs of Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, etc and the lumpen bourgeoisie of the oil kingdoms that are the celebrated heroes! We abhor such inclinations! Our advice to the youth; ‘Young man/women look East’ (Singapore, North East Asia…)! 
Here is a clear message from one that was down and out only recently. Take heed this is a dire warning to all. “The current crisis is also an existential one: Humanity is uncomfortable living in an unequal world without ideals or dreams, only greed, consumerism and double standards. Undoubtedly, we will see a turn to the left and the movement toward a fairer society. Globalization based on speculative finance resulted in the current recession and the Eurozone crisis, and the public knows that a financial monster must be defeated and social policies must be changed completely. If the country’s leadership continues to only ‘imitate political changes,’ it may be overthrown.” Leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov. Good Day!


By Seble Teweldebirhan

Addis Ababa, October 28, 2012 (Ezega.com) - Ethiopians have continuously chosen and sometimes forced by circumstances to leave their country and reside in different parts of the world. The dispiriting politics that failed to improve and tolerate opposite views, extreme poverty and the desire to enjoy better standard of living in other parts of the world and so many other causes made Ethiopians frontrunners when it comes to immigration.

Decades later, one way or another, this massive Diaspora has a significant role to play in the Ethiopian social, political and economic setup. While the social and economic aspects are independent agendas, the politics from abroad is the focus of this article. The Diaspora has been playing a considerable part in the inside politics of Ethiopia by establishing opposition parties, support the existing parties by finance and expertise, shape debate agendas and give influential opinions and suggestions in both the ruling party and the opposition side.

As much as this contribution deserves appreciation, nowadays there seems to be a general opinion that some parts of opposition in the Diaspora is becoming frequently pessimistic about Ethiopia and refuse to recognize facts and the realities of the country on the ground. Regardless of infinite problems and complications inside the homeland, the opposition in the Diaspora is now accused by some parts of the community here in the country of unjustified antagonism without concrete alternative suggestions or comprehensible strategy for the situation.

Since many of opposition leaders, journalists, intellectuals and several other opinion leaders reside especially in western nations, it is a fact that the inside politics is likely to be influenced by their attitude and perception. In fact, for the last several decades, this has been the case for Ethiopia. The military regime Derg spent its entire time fighting with rebel and opposition groups from inside the country, who one way or another were supported and financed by Ethiopians abroad.

For the last two decades, several opposition parties of the current regime emerged in western nations. Parties were established in several European and North American countries. Even those established inside the country are largely financed and shaped by the views of the opposition in the Diaspora. Usually most opposition party leaders and their members end up in those nations influencing the Ethiopian politics from the outside. Especially after the current regime constantly failed to tolerate resistance and narrowed the spectrum of the opposition with several stiff laws and policies, for many opponents the western nations are safe zones where they can express their antagonism with no limits. The claim of this article is there should be a limit since endangering the stability and security of the country and working against the national interest of the nation just because there is no fear of immediate punishment should be at least morally unacceptable.

Recently, Ethiopia went through several significant changes. One of the main surprises of the Ethiopian politics this year was the death of long-time leader Meles Zenawi. While for the most part his death created worries and insecurities for many in the country (for both who supported and opposed his rule), the opponents from abroad did not help to calm the public down. Instead, through social media, blogs, Facebook and other outlets, they forwarded numerous predictions saying that post Meles Ethiopia will be characterized bybloodshed. Especially after the Ethiopian Muslims take on demonstrations claiming the government should stop interfering in their religious affairs, the opinions coming from abroad presented most opponents as opportunists who wait to use the unfortunate situations of the country for their own advantages.

Those who lived in the western world too long to realize the current situations in Ethiopia or lived too short to rightly perceive how democracy and respect come about in their new environment suddenly became experts and suggest revolutions and, in some cases, civil war. Some, who hold grudge against the ruling party (hopefully not with the Ethiopian people) for whatever reason, dare to take their revenge by comments and opinions that will endanger the youth and the nation in general. Others, without deep assessment of the situation in Ethiopia (with an economy that wouldn’t last and support citizens for a few days if the country stops functioning, diversity and so many other factors), by just taking Egypt and Tunisia as an example, intentionally ignoring Syria and Libya blindly push a movement that must at least arise from the inside and not from abroad.

The surprise is, in most cases, the idea for a revolution, conflict and a civil war comes from individuals who ran away from the country because some government body threatened them over the phone or text message, or they thought security forces are following them. It is obvious that the violent consequence of revolution or any other conflict is far from what they can handle. Opponents who think that spending a few years in Kaliti prison is the best price they could pay to improve the nation mostly try to dictate about a conflict for the Ethiopian youth to make change happen.

Now, this article should not be perceived that things in Ethiopia do not need change. Certainly, the country is way behind on several fundamental issues including democracy and respect for human rights. For those of us living in the country this does not really need a yelling from abroad or international human rights institutions: living inside Ethiopia is a better proof than any data or assessment we can get from outside organs. The country is far from anything one can call free or fair. I would also like to state that when I say the Diaspora, I am talking about the few who appear to have radical ideas especially in the elctronic media, and not the majority who are probably much more sensible and going on with their daily lives as usual.

Having said that, it is a good thing for the nation to have as many people as possible who advocate democracy and respect for human rights in a rational and sensible manner. However, shouting the mere need for a change and trying to impose emotions and distractive means for the achievement of change does not make a convincing opponent or political activist.

As a culture, the opposition both inside the country and abroad takes the logo ‘change’ and never really think or plan through how that would become a reality. For decades, in whatever little chance the opposition got to address the general public, they failed to convince the public on the alternatives. Mostly they seem to succeed in misleading the majority in the Diaspora and Ethiopians with access to other outlets.

It is a surprise, those who were respected for their balanced analysis and logical opinions on the ruling party, suddenly changed and lost their qualities when they become fugitives. It is possible to name names under this article. However, I assume that many of my readers are familiar with some prior respected personalities, intellectuals and journalists who swiftly went on to wish the nation fall apart and its youth take arms all over again. While they live in nations where change happened mostly through peaceful means and tolerance with no bloodshed or destruction of the country, the reason for their longing to see Ethiopians in war with each other is indeed bewildering.  

The only place where one can openly witness Ethiopians being publicly disrespectful, bitter, insulting and intolerant of any differing ideas is by checking out the opposition Diaspora and their outlets. The most disgusting name naming, insults, labeling, narrow ethnicity, defamation, religious intolerance and other expressions that are far from any democratic principles or respect in general are now becoming the defining characters of the opposition politics in the Diaspora. It is unfortunate to learn that these distractive attitudes and negative energy are not only from the ordinary opposition Diaspora who might not know better about how to play on the opposite side, but also from the highly respected, educated and once promising future leaders. The most tedious media outlets of Ethiopia, ETV and its counter parts, are doing a much better job in relative terms since they at least mostly use politically correct terms to discredit and disrespect their opponents.

We must ask: is it really because the opposition in the Diaspora have given up on peaceful transition of power and democracy in the country, or are they looking for a shortcut to power at the expense of the current Ethiopian youth? Or, may be as some suggest, are they using the politics to reflect their personal frustration and failer to achieve whatever goal they had set in life?

It is foreseeable that many of opposition leaders and opponents against the government will not be in the country if a civil war, conflict or a revolution arises (as they continuously wish), since they are too important to risk their personal safety. Indeed, that is not expected from personalities who run away from prison sentence and the mistreatment by security officers. Therefore, the only tangible assessment of their continuous dictation and prediction for conflict and bloodshed in the country is that they might hope that when it is all over, there will be a place for them in a new born nation that will obviously start from scratch.

For any rational person, it is too early in Ethiopian context to give up on democracy, respect for human rights and peaceful transition of power. The country dared to even use these terms only for the last two decades. The decades might have been painful and long for those who had to suffer by the unfulfilled promises of the constitution and the current regime in general. It is also expected to have divergent and, in some cases, extreme opinions and conflicts here and there since the country is still experimenting with change at snail’s pace.

It is also notable that EPRDF is not making the living environment here at home easier. In many cases, one has to walk a tight rope to do or say anything seen political. This can be very frustrating, especially to those who have seen much better abroad. However, it is impossible to deny that the long walk towards the concepts of democracy and good governance has at least begun.

Democracy and respect for human rights is a process. It will obviously require commitment from several consecutive generations. The history of many nations who relatively reached a better level shows that there is a painful price to pay and endless scarifies to give in order to achieve respect for human rights. It has never been something countries achieve overnight and that will never be the case in the future. That is because these two things, human rights and democracy, are not mere laws that will be implemented and forced upon a society. They involve change in culture, attitude and life style. They also require fundamental changes in consciousness and perceptions of the majority including those of the leaders who are also part and reflection of how the society understands democracy and human rights.

It takes time, especially in countries like Ethiopia, to take on democratic attitude and start valuing the individual through respect for human rights. Unlike what some from the Diaspora might assume, that attitude does come from mere change of geography on their side. We see many proof in the Diaspora that democratic attitudes do not come by assimilating oneself with the citizens of western nations. If that was the case, we wouldn’t have so many distractions from opposition leaders in the Diaspora who dictate intolerance and conflict to achieve democracy.

Why are some of the opposition in the Diaspora extremely pessimistic towards the country? What does it mean to wish bloodshed on ones brothers and sisters? Why is that some in the Diaspora believe there is no way for peaceful transition of power? Why can’t they believe in peaceful resistances (like civil disobedience), instead of taking arm to fight? And most importantly, if change is all they aspire in their lives, why don’t they stay at home and sacrifice a bit so that their children will have a better nation and a brighter future?
In African context, belonging to an opposition and may be a rebel group might not be necessarily a life call for the individual and it is evidently a profitable business. Those who belong to oppositions have a better acceptance by western nations. Recognizing the unpredictability of African politics, western nations choose to be kind to opposition groups who might become the leaders or at least influential figures. It is obviously in their nation’s best interest, if one day they wish to wipe out certain government may be by helping rebel groups, to keep oppositions groups on their side and put them in power. As a result, scholarships and proper shelters are easily accessible for those who belong to opposition groups.

For some, once abroad establishing a political party or having one in the first place is notably like a treasure. There are so many Ethiopians abroad, who mostly out of good faith to see a better future for their nation and believing in the promises, participate and finance these parties. In the past many active political parties have reportedly collecting millions from Ethiopians abroad only to end up fighting with each other in the most disgracing manner and working against the best interests of the nation. No reports are available so far about the audit and what really happens to all the money they collect in the name of their parties. Therefore, it is reasonable to doubt the intention of the opposition in the Diaspora especially when their request becomes irrational and frustrating.

Certainly, there are many who are committed to their cause and play by the rules and principles they preach. However, especially recent events prove that, the energy we are receiving from the opposition Diaspora is negative and discouraging, underlining that alternatives for the current troubles of the country are far from sight and the opposition is mainly based on mere abhorrence and retribution.

In general, it is my opinion that those who have a defined cause to oppose the current regime and believe in respect for human rights and democracy, certainly live by those principles. It should never be a part time job, and it shouldn’t be a mere contest since the quensquances of their words and their action is way too serious to play with it.  Once in the action, it is a must never to run away and keep fighting against powers that a lot stronger. They also have to learn to play by the rules of the very essence they fight for, which are democracy, tolerance of differing opinions and respect for all human beings. Even when they know the fight might cost their life without achieving their desired goals, I assume these leaders would believe on the next generation to keep their cause alive and make it happen.

Otherwise, as a view it is absolutely OK and acceptable to live a personal life abroad. It is most certainly expected one to worry about one’s nation, but it is also important to make sure if one is capable of dictating on such a serious matter for a nation that is fragile and struggling to make it to the next day. The current approach by some parts of the opposition in the Diaspora, intellectuals and journalists of always predicting the worst, hate speeches and terrorizing posts on social media and other outlets and blind opposition to anyone are all most certainly irresponsible, disloyal and uncalled for by Ethiopians who are patient and aspire for a logical and well-thought means to improve the status of democracy and human rights in the country.  

ኢትዮጵያ በ2005 በጀት አመት ከቡና የወጪ ንግድ 1.18 ቢሊዬን ዶላር የውጭ ምንዛሬ ለማግኘት ማቀዷን የንግድ ሚኒስቴር አስታወቀ፡፡

የንግድ ሚኒሰትሩ አቶ ከበደ ጫኔ በ2004 በጀት አመት የ832 ሚሊዬን ዶላር ገቢ መገኘቱን ገልጸው በበጀት አመቱ የታዩ ድክመቶችን በማረም የተሻለ አፈጻጸም ለማስመዝገብ እንደሚሰራ ተናግረዋል፡፡

ሚኒስቴሩ ባለፈው በጀት ዓመት ለተገኘው ገቢ አስተዋጽኦ ለነበራቸው ላኪዎችና ባለድርሻ አካላት እውቅና ሰጥቷል፡፡

በዕለቱ ተሸላሚ የሆኑ ላኪዎችም ከመንግስት ጋር የበለጠ ተቀራርቦ በመስራት አገሪቱ ከዘርፉ ለማግኘት ያቀደችውን የውጭ ምንዛሬ ለማስገኘት እንደሚሰሩ ገልፀዋል፡፡

የቡና የወጪ ንግድን የ2004 አፈጻጻምና የ2005 እቅድ መሰረት ያደረገ ውይይት በግዮን ሆቴል ተካሂዷል፡፡

አዲስ አበባ ጥቅምት 19/2005 5ኛውን ብሄራዊ የሰንደቅ አላማ ቀን ለታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴው ግድብ ግንባታ ቦንድ ለመግዛት ቃል በመግባት መከበሩን የሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስቴር አስታወቀ። የሚኒስቴሩ ሰራተኞች "ሰንደቅ አላማችንን ከፍ አድርገን በታላቁ መሪያችን የተጀመረውን ህዳሴ እናረጋግጣለን” በሚል መሪ ቃል በዓሉን በልዩ ልዩ ዝግጅቶች አክብረዋል። መላው የሚኒስቴሩ ሰራተኞች በቅርቡ በሞት የተለዩትን የቀድሞ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ራዕይና ተልዕኮ ለማሳካት በተሰማሩበት የስራ መስክ በቁርጠኝነት የሚንቀሳቀሱ መሆናቸውን ገልጸዋል። ሰራተኞቹ የተጀመሩ የልማት የዴሞክራሲና የመልካም አስተዳደር ተግባራትን አጠናክሮ ለመቀጠል የበኩላቸውን አስተዋጽኦ እንደሚያደርጉም አረጋግጠዋል። በበዓሉ ላይ የተገኙት የሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስትር አቶ ደሴ ዳልኬ ታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ግድብ ግንባታ በአሁኑ ወቅት ያለበትን ወቅታዊ ሁኔታ በተመለከተ ለሚኒስቴሩ ሰራተኞች ሰፊ ማብራሪያ ሰጥተዋል። የሚኒስቴር ሰራተኞች ለታላቁ ህዳሴ ግድብ ግንባታ የጀመሩትን አስተዋጽኦ በመቀጠል በአንድ ዓመት ተከፍሎ የሚያልቅ የአንድ ወር ደመወዛቸውን ቦንድ ለመግዛት በድጋሚ ቃል ገብተዋል። ሠራተኞቹ ባለፈው አመት ቃል ለገቡት የቦንድ ግዥ ማረጋገጫ ሰርተፊኬትም ከሚኒስቴሩ ተቀብለዋል፡፡ በበዓሉ ላይ በሰንደቅ ዓላማ ህጋዊ ማእቀፎች ዙሪያ ጽሁፍ ቀርቦ ውይይት ተካሂዳል። በሰራተኞች መካከልም የጥያቄና መልስ ውድድርና የግጥም ዝግጅት መካሄዱን ኢዜአ ዘግቧል።