The constitution of Ethiopia unequivocally stipulates that any public official or an elected representative is accountable for any failure in official duties. The reality on the ground cannot be further from this though.
The presser given earlier this week by the Federal Attorney General has left the public aghast at the extent of the horrifying acts committed during the reign of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
Most government institutions in Ethiopia are the epitome of purposelessness. Although the powers and duties they are vested with are set out in their establishment legislation, the performance of the vast majority leaves a lot to be desired.
History is an embodiment of the heritage of a nation’s people that is passed down from generation to generation. It is manifested in nation building, the defence of national sovereignty, the expansion and demarcation of territory and numerous other forms of interactions at various levels.