Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Record nays

In what can be referred to as the first-of-its-kind session ever since the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power, 88 members of the House of People’s Representatives yesterday displayed strong resistance to the reinstatement of the state of emergency proclamation by voting the highest number of nay votes.

MP Hirpe Muleta passes away

Hirpe Muleta, one of the women lawmakers in the House of People’s Representatives, has passed away at the age of 64, the Communications Office of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), announced on Thursday.

Former census chief to run electoral board

The House of People’s representatives (HPR), on Wednesday, endorsed the nomination of Samiya Zekaria, former Director General of the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) for two decades before leaving her post in 2016 on an ambassadorial duty, to chair the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).

House approves 14 bln birr supplementary budget

Upon the request made by the government three weeks ago, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), on Tuesday approved a 14 billion birr (around USD 510 million) supplementary budget to finance natural and unexpected disasters, youth revolving fund and other activities that are being carried out by the federal government.

Whereabouts of over 2,000 adopted children unknown

In a shocking revelation, the Minister of Women and Children Affairs told members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday that the where about of 2,273 children, adopted before 2014/15, is yet to be identified as the Ministry is digging deep to improve data on the thousands of Ethiopian children adopted by westerners over the years.

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