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Monday, January 5, 2015

Voters’ registration for the upcoming national election will begin on Friday January 9 and will continue till February 19, according to timetable announced by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). During the previous national election electoral officials postponed the deadline twice from its original schedule. Finally, the officials announced that the total number of registered voters reached 31,926,520 adding that 6.3 million more voters were already registered then than in 2005. This time around the NEBE expects the number of registered voters to grow. The figures in above are obtained from the NEBE. Click Here to read more

ሰሞኑን ከኣስተዳደሩ የወጣው መረጃ እንደምያመለክተው፤ በከተማዋ ያለውን የፈሳሽ ማስወገጃ መስመሮች መረብ ይዞታን ለማስገምገም እና ኣዲስ የፍሳሽ ማስወገጃ መረብ ማስተር ፕላን ድዛይን ለማስጠናት በዝግጅት ላይ ነው።

የሃዋሳ ከተማ ነዋሪዎች ቁጥር ከጥቂት ኣመታት ወዲህ በከፍተኛ ፍጥነት በመጨመር ላይ ከመሆኗ ጋር ተያይዞ በከተማዋ ያለውን የፍሳሽ ማስወገጃ መስመሮች ኣቅም ማሳደግ ኣስፈላግ መሆኑ ታውቋል።

የሃዋሳ ከተማ በኣገሪቱ ካሉት ከተሞች መካከል በደረቅ እና ፈሳሽ ቆሻሻ ኣወጋገድ ኣንጻር መልካም ተሞክሮ ያላት ብትሆንም በተለይ በክረምት ወቅት በኣንዳንድ የከተማዋ ቀበሌያት የተዘረጉት የፍሳሽ ማስወጋጃ መስመሮች በቆሻሻ በመዘጋታቸው የተነሳ የጎርፍ መጥለቅለቅ ኣደጋዎች እንደምከሰቱ ይታወሳል።

ከ10 እና 12 ኣመታት በፊት በሃዋሳ ከተማ በውጭ እና ኣገር ውስጥ ቱርስቶች ከምዘወተሩ ሆቴሎች መካከል ተጠቃሽ የሆነው የሃዋሳው ኦሲስ ከመንግስት ይዞታነት ተላቆ ወደ ግል ይዞታከተዛወረ  ወዲህ  የተላበሰው ገጽታ ምን ይመስላል?

ሆቴሉን በማስተዳደር ላይ ያለው ዩናትድ ኣፍሪካ ግሩፕ ሆቴል ስለ ሆቴሉ ምን ይላል?

United Africa Group Hotel, the former Wabe Shebelle # 1 Hotel, is found in Hawassa City ; the capital of Southern Nations Nationalities and People Regional State. The city is found 275 kms away from Addis Ababa in south direction via Modgo and Zeway towns. The number of tourists coming to the city is rising from time to time due to its beauty and tourist attractions development.
Since the hotel was one of the first hotels built beside Lake Hawassa with large multipurpose hotel compound, it has rich experience in serving tourists and other visitors. It has been offering hotel services for more than 50 years with quality standard and progressively growing scope. To address the wider demand of tourists and other visitors, the hotel is undertaking different activities to keep in line with the current tourism industry standards.
Located along side Lake Hawassa, you will enjoy beautiful topography view of Lake Hawassa and the surrounding area with gently kissing breeze. In addition the service offered in the hotel adds exceptional recreating service. The hotel offers varied services with the blessings of Mother Nature that leaves you with everlasting memories as individual or with your beloved one. The hotel has one of the largest swimming pools in Hawassa; secured camping and outdoor service, lobby with magnificent design, garden with endogenous tress and endemic birds , bungalous, villa and much more.

You can use the main road from the main gate to Hawassa around 'tikur wuha' area asphalt road that crosses SOS Villages Ethiopia to the city municipality square commonly known as 'ye fikir haik' area to come to our hotel. The area is quite, relatively free from urban noises and crowds that are common in most developing nation’s cities.

There are a number of endogenous and other trees and vegetations those inhabitants a number of birds and other animals to enjoy your stay in the hotel. Maximum effort has been made to keep the natural set up of the hotel and the surrounding area. The silence and relaxing birds’ voices are ideal values you will enjoy in United Africa Group Hotel Hawassa. 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Week 10 of the Ethiopian Premier League continued this weekend with Sidama Coffee defeating Mekelakeya 1-0 here on Saturday to consolidate its lead of the championship while defending champions St. George moved up to second place with a 1-0 victory over Dashen Beer today.
St. George is trailing Sidama just 2 points behind but it has one more game to play.
Fans of Dedebit FC rejoiced their team’s 2-0 win over EEPCo; Hawassa City suffered a 2-1 defeat at home at the hands of CBE; Arba Minch handed newly promoted Woldiya City its 7th loss of the season (1-0); Adama City and Mugher Cement played to a 1-1 draw at the Abebe Bikila Stadium and Ethiopian Coffee shared a point (0-0) with Wolayta Dicha in Boditi.
Addis Ababa (HAN) January 4, 2015 – Public diplomacy and Press Release news. By. Belay Fekadu, President of Unity for Democracy and Justice.
According to a sources of Geeska Afrika Online, and a new schedule released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, the country will go to the polls to elect a new government on 24 May 2015. This will be Ethiopia’s fifth national election.
Campaigning is expected to begin officially on 14 February 2015, ending on 21 May 2015. The final result will be announced on 22 June 2015.
I (Belay Fekadu, President of Unity for Democracy and Justice) hope 2015 will be a different year for Ethiopia

I (Belay Fekadu, President of Unity for Democracy and Justice) hope 2015 will be a different year for Ethiopia. I hope democracy will finally flourish in our country. History tells us that, Ethiopia’s present and future, for a long time, has been determined by not the will of our people but by succession of rulers who have subjected us to perennial repression. In a world where legitimate political power is talking precedence, even in many parts of Africa, it is our duty to our generations and the generations to come to change that reality for Ethiopia.
Take for instance, the current Ethiopian government and the way it its conducting itself to Ethiopia’s 90 million population. The current government has controlled state power by force and has failed to listen to the demands of its people as it has increasingly become a depriver of freedom and democracy to our people. That is nor right.
Despite having the opportunity of ruling our country for the last 24 years–albeit by force—the government is an unfortunate regime that has been unable to guarantee good governance, justice, democratic and human rights for which it had supposedly struggled in the name of the people. The fact of the matter is that, the Ethiopian government chooses to repress than listen to the people. (As has been said often, EPRDF has a mouth but does not have the ears nor will of the people). We should not allow shiny buildings nor instant created multimillionaires to help us be bling with what is taking place in Ethiopia.
When I came into politics, as part of my civic obligation, it was because I strongly believe that a better political culture can be created in this country. That this culture can be brought only by waging a committed struggle based on sound strategy and tactic; it was because I wish to contribute my share. I fully know that my county’s problems are numerous and complex and cannot be solved by an individual. However, I firmly believe that an individual’s share can contribute to hastening the process of change that we all long to see.
Our party, Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ), has paid, and is still paying, precious prices in order to extricate our culture of democracy from being a mockery and a fraud and to transit the Ethiopian people from oppression to becoming a source of power. The members of our party are engaged in a bitter struggle and are anxiously waiting for the change. When I was elected as the leader of this major party, my burden has been to see the realization of the change for which the members of UDJ have sacrificed so much. My further burden is being able to see the Ethiopian people regaining the power that has been taken away from them by dictatorial rulers, declaring a victory against hatred, limitless political abuse and selfishness and build our country on a solid foundation of freedom. The task before us is heavy; we have to work much and fast.
Soon after assuming responsibility in the party, we have been able, in close collaboration with our members and supporters at home and abroad, to lay the foundations that we believe would contribute to the success of our struggle. For example, UDJ has been able to print its newspapers with its own printer and take its political activities to the people. Because the media is considered as an enemy by the ruling party, it is subjected to a campaign of total eradication. As a result, we have been able to create an alternate media. We have two medias: Finote Netsanet and “The Voice of the Millions”. In addition, we have a monthly publication titled: DANDI, our theoretical journal for presenting the ideology and alternative policies of our party. It is ready for launching. Our alternative policies and Manifesto are prepared and will be presented for public discussion. These are the “trains” that are ready to take us to the “2015 for Change”.
UDJ has not only held a successful Congress within less than a week but it has also conducted a training for over 400 of its leaders coming from the country’s zonal and woreda party structure on how to use “2015 for Change” with the proper strategy and tactic. Furthermore, UDJ particularly
believes that genuine opposition parties should be engaged not in undermining each other but rather in working together for their common democratic cause.
We are prepared to mobilize our supporters, be sure that they are registered for the election, secure the ballot paper, vote and, above all, guard their voice from being stolen. This way, the people would be able to show that it is only they that can bestow or deny sovereign power. And to demonstrate this, we have put aloft our slogan: “2015 for Change”, and officially declared our broad campaign. If the people are denied their voice, they are prepared to force the regime to submit to their will with their power of disobedience.
The Millions of Voices for Free and Fair Election has been officially declared and implemented. As we promote “2007 for Change”, we must consider the objective reality of the political situation in our country and of the expectation of our people. The fact that UDJ has been able to organize a successful Congress within less than one week preparation, clearly demonstrates that it has the capacity to lead the “2015 for Change” effectively. But this does not mean that everything will be burned on UDJ. It will require individual, organizational and social collaboration. This is a time when every individual has to contribute its historic share and to ask each other what we have done to bring results. We are ready to do what needs to be done. What about you? The business of the nation is the business of each of us.
Finally, I wish to be allowed to put a short request. All supporters of change should have a firm faith in the success of “2015 for Change”. Each one of us Ethiopians at home and abroad must make ourselves part of this change. Let us be supporters. Let us demonstrate our change in practice. Ethiopian History is on our side.
- See more at: http://www.geeskaafrika.com/ethiopia-2015-will-be-a-different-year-for-opposition-parties/7518/#sthash.s6yh7fmu.dpuf