Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: Parliament

PM Abiy addresses House, elucidates soldiers march to his office

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has finally addressed the parliament on why he did press-ups; which he described as a punishment for hundreds of members of the armed forces for improperly marching to his office unannounced two weeks ago.

MPs pass landmark amnesty bill

In an extraordinary session held yesterday, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) passed a landmark bill which will grant amnesty for individuals and groups either under investigation or convicted of treason, crimes against the constitutional order and armed struggle. The bill was passed with one abstention.

Blue, Patriotic Ginbot 7 to discuss cooperation, merger

Following the decision by the House of People’s Representative (HPR) to delist the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Patriotic Ginbot 7 from the terrorists list, the executive committee of the Blue Party (Blue) announced that the president of the party, Yeshiwas Assefa, is currently visiting the US to discuss with the leaders of Patriotic Ginbot 7 on matters ranging from working together to merger.

House scraps OLF, ONLF, Ginbot 7 off ‘terrorists list’

In a landmark decision that comes with the ongoing reforms, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday unanimously voted on a motion to resend the designation of three political groups – the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and [Patriotic] Ginbot 7 from its “terrorists list”.

Sugar Corporation accuses contractor of harassment

The Head of the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Endawek Abite disclosed to the parliamentary State Enterprises Affairs Standing Committee that they are unable to terminate its contractual agreement with the government owned Metals and Engineering Corporation (MetEC) as officials of the Corporation have been subject to harassments by the latter.

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