Nomonanoto Show

Thursday, May 16, 2013


The Hawassa branch of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is to pay compensation to close to 300 households and a private company, Awassa Greenwood Plc, for damages related to sudden power surges, two weeks ago.
Awassa Greenwood Plc, a flower grower and exporter located on the outskirts of Hawassa town, 273Km south of Addis Abeba, has stopped work because of damages to its offices and facilities that resulted in a fire following the surge.
“We have checked the damages and confirmed that the charges were filed within 24 hours of the damages,” said Zeleke Kebede, Public Communication Desk head of EEPCo’s branch office. “We only pay compensation to residents with title deeds.”
“The fire spread at Greenwood because they use metal sheets for fences,” he added.
Residents of rented houses in the town are also demanding compensation; however, there are fears that they may be excluded because they do not have any title deeds for the places they reside in.
“We should be compensated since our property has been damaged and we should have the same rights as the others,” said a resident who rents his home. He asked that his name be withheld.
These tenants submitted their applications to the branch office on April 27, 2013.
Zeleke declined to give an estimate of the compensation to be paid.
“We are working on the case with the Branch. The damage caused by the surge was significant and we are analysing whether it happened as a result of an EEPCo mistake or because the customers used low capacity conductors,” said Misikir Negash, Corporate Communication head of EEPCo.
The Corporation might negotiate with Greenwood, where the damages are extensive, according to Zeleke.
“It is bad,” said Tadesse Belay, owner and general manager of Greenwood, who declined to comment further.
Power comes and goes frequently, and when it returns after a blackout it surges, said the anonymous resident in the city, who claims to have lost a TV set and DVD player as well as a refrigerator.
“There are always power surges in Hawassa, damaging bulbs usually,” he said, “But that day it was powerful enough to even to set fires to some houses.”

ታላቁ ሩጫ በኢትዮጵያና ሴቭ ዘችልድረን አዘጋጅነት በሐዋሳ በተደረገው ግማሽ ማራቶን ውድድር፣ ታምራት ቶላ የቦታውን ክብረ ወሰን በማሻሻል አሸንፏል፡፡ በሴቶች በተደረገው ውድድርም ጽጌረዳ ግርማ በተመሳሳይ ክብረ ወሰኑን በማሻሻል ባለድል ሆናለች፡፡ 
“የሕፃናትንና እናቶችን ሞት ለመቀነስ” በሚል መሪ ቃል ባለፈው እሑድ በሐዋሳ በተደረገው ግማሽ ማራቶን ሩጫ የውድድሩ አሸናፊ ታምራት ርቀቱን ለማጠናቀቅ የወሰደበት ጊዜ 1 ሰዓት፣ 02 ደቂቃ 44 ሰከንድ መሆኑ ብቻ ሳይሆን፣ የቦታውን ክብረ ወሰን በአንድ ደቂቃ አሻሽሎ መሆኑም ታውቋል፡፡ እሱን ተከትሎ ሁለተኛ ሆኖ ያጠናቀቀው ሐብታሙ አሰፋ 1 ሰዓት 03 ደቂቃ 12 ሰከንድ ራሱ አምና ከተመዘገበው ሰዓት 26 ሰከንድ የተሻሻለ ሰዓት ስለመሆኑም ተነግሯል፡፡ ሦስተኛ የወጣው አስቻለው ንጉሤ በበኩሉ፣ ርቀቱን ለማጠናቀቅ 1 ሰዓት 03 ደቂቃ 20 ሰከንድ ሲሆን፣ ይህም ለአትሌቱ ፈጣን ሰዓት ተብሎለታል፡፡ 
በሴቶች በተደረገው ተመሳሳይ ውድድር አሸናፊዋ ጽጌረዳ ግርማ የገባችበት ሰዓት 1 ሰዓት 13 ደቂቃ 19 ሰከንድ ከአምናው በ12 ሰከንድ ተሻሽሎ የተመዘገበ መሆኑም ተመልክቷል፡፡ 
ውድድሩን ሁለተኛና ሦስተኛ በመሆን ያጠናቀቁት ጫልቱ ጣፋ 1 ሰዓት 14 ደቂቃ፣ 01 ሰከንድ፣ ቀነኒ አሰፋ ደግሞ 1 ሰዓት፣ 14 ደቂቃ 04 ሰከንድ መሆኑም ታውቋል፡፡ 
ለታላላቅ አትሌቶች መገኛ መሆኑ የሚነገርለት ታላቁ ሩጫ በኢትዮጵያ፣ በሐዋሳ ከተማ በተደረገው ውድድር አትሌቶች ያስመዘገቡት ሰዓት በዓለም አቀፉ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽኖች ማኅበር (አይኤኤኤፍ) ዕውቅና ካላቸው የውድድር ቦታዎች አንዱ ስለመሆኑ ጭምር ዝግጅት ክፍሉ አስታውቋል፡፡

By Seyoum Yunkura Hameso†
Abstract
Today, developing countries face distinctive challenges of development such as to
poverty reduction, growth and economic development. The growing concern with climate 
change presents additional challenges and opportunities to these countries. The paper 
explores development possibilities/challenges in the age of climate change on the basis of 
selected review of the literature on mainstreaming climate change to development. The 
themes under discussion relate to on-going empirical research on vulnerability and 
adaptionsto climate change in Ethiopia, the case of smallholder farmers in Sidama.
*
Read more: http://roar.uel.ac.uk/1936/1/Seyoum%20-%20climate%20change%20Sidama.pdf
Hameso, Seyoum ‘Development challenges in the age of climate change: the case of Sidama’, Workshop on the Economy of Southern Ethiopia. Hawassa University, Department of Economics, 1 March 2012. Hawassa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Economics Association.


Abstract

Today, developing countries face distinctive challenges of development such as to poverty reduction, growth and economic development. The growing concern with climate change presents additional challenges and opportunities to these countries. The paper explores development possibilities/challenges in the age of climate change on the basis of selected review of the literature on mainstreaming climate change to development. The themes under discussion relate to on-going empirical research on vulnerability and adaptions to climate change in Ethiopia, the case of smallholder farmers in Sidama.

 

Commemorating the 11th anniversary of Sidama Victims of Atrocity on May 25, 2013 in London at ‘GHARWEG’ Training Centre, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW

The Sidama Community ‘UK’ will Honour about 115 Courageous, Determined and Law-abiding Sidama Men, Women and Children who have been Cold Bloodedly massacred by the current ruthless TPLF/EPRDF’s regime in Loqqe village at the outskirt of Sidama capital -Hawassa on May 24, 2002 whilst peacefully demonstrating demanding their Constitutional rights to regional self determination- the quest which the Sidama nation is unlawfully and blatantly denied to this date. Our community invites Friends of Sidama nation, others Ethiopians whose peoples are subjected to similar inhuman and tragic treatments by the said barbaric regime to join the Sidama Community in paying their respect to our fallen martyrs’.

As we commemorate the 11th anniversary of Sidama victims of atrocity on May 25, 2013 in London at aforementioned location between 10am and 2pm, there will be an opportunity for further in depth discussions on general issues affecting all subjugated nations of Ethiopia for which all involved will have an equal stake; where an intended discussion is to be facilitated by highly respected Sidama Human rights defenders and others international Human rights representatives; with Oromo, Ogadenia and Keficho-Shekicho Counterparts- involving others organisations and individuals who value respects for fundamental human rights- the Common Denominator that unites us all subjugated Ethiopians!! 

Please kindly confirm how many attendants from the members of your community are due to take part and independent participants by emailing to (rabisamay242002@hotmail.com) as early as possible.

Kindest Regards, 

Sidama Community UK

The Sidama Community in the UK (S.C.UK) commemorates the 11th anniversary of the 115 courageous Sidama men, women and children who were massacred by the TPLF/EPRDF regime in May 2002.
They invited the Oromo community to attend and pay tribute to those fallen martyrs.
Please attend this memorial ceremony to show our solidarity with Sidama people and to remember those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy.
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2013, 10:00am- 01:00pm
Venue: GHARWEG, Training Centre
5 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW
London Qeerroo Activists