Friday, August 31, 2012

Ethiopians expressed their sorrow on the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Artists, journalists and  Sports family have expressed their sorrow on the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

''We are in a deep sorrow as we have lost our great leader. Yet, mourning and weeping is not enough. Every Ethiopian needs to work hard to bring the premier's dream true.''

Friday, August 24, 2012

Raw Meat!

ቁርጥ ከተበላ አይቀር

Children and older people should not eat raw meat, because they don't have as good immune systems as a highly adult. People with stomach problems or people vulnerable to infection or with compromised immune systems should also be suspicious of raw beef. Raw beef compared to say raw pork is much safer. Same goes for chicken. Chicken and pork are very very risky to eat raw, you could end up getting very sick if you under cook pork or chicken.
In conclusion, raw beef is safe to eat as long as you take precautions first and inspect the meat for parasitic activity and clean and prepare it properly.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

More than 700 Condominium House Assigned in capital ,Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa city administration, Ethiopia assigned 7300 condominium houses to lucky beneficiaries through random lot.
The houses to be transferred to owners are located in 8 0f 10 subcites: Addis Ketema, Lideta, Bole, Kirkos, Nifassilk Lafto, Yeka, Akaki-Kality and Kolfe Keranyo.
The government has invested more than 15.4 billion birr in the construction of housing since it first started  the condominium housing program in 2005 according to State Minister for Urban Development Engineer Haile-Meskel Tefera,
7.8 billion birr of the money invested by the government has gone to housing projects in Addis Ababa as proof of the government’s commitment to alleviate housing problems in the capital city said Haile-Meskel.
More than 207 thousand houses have been built by the program with more than 140 thousand constructed in Addis Ababa.
The transparent way that the drawing of lots was handled is expected to lay to rest various rumors about unethical practices in assigning condominiums in the past and the fears raised about Lideta site according to Kuma Demeksa, Mayor of Addis Ababa city.
It is to be remembered that the city administration of Addis Ababa has finalized preparations to construct 35,000 condominium houses in the next financial year. The houses will be constructed at the Yeka Abido, Arab and Kilinto sites all reserved for the construction of condominium housing. The administration expects to build more than 170,000 condominiums in the coming three years he added.
The buildings are intended to be cost effective and in line with the master plan established for the city explained Getachew. More than 340 local contractors are expected to take part in the construction activities.

Demeke Mekonnen

Demeke Mekonnen Hassen was born in Wello Region, and later was resettled to Chagni Woreda of Agew-Awi Zone in Amhara Regional State when the Derg Regime relocated people to resettle in other areas. He joined the Addis Ababa University science Faculty  and studied Biology received his BA in 1988.
After graduation, he returned back to his native region to begin his career in teaching. Demeke was sent to a high school in Feres Bet, a small town located in Dega Damot Woreda in West Gojam Zone, off the main road from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar. He taught biology in Feres Bet High School, for two years, before he was transferred to Bure town in the same regional state.
It was in Bure, which housed the lone high school in the area named after former governor of the region, Ras Bitweded Mengesha Atikim, that Demeke met Alemitu Kassaye, a student of the high school at that time, and later on a mother of his three children.
Demeke joined the ruling EPRDF in the early 1990s.
Demeke first took part in the national election held in 1995, and won a seat in the Amhara Regional Council, where he was appointed general secretary. In the middle of his term, he went to England to do his post graduate studies in conflict management. Upon his return, he was assigned to establish and lead the ethics and anti-corruption commission of the region.
He was then moved to head the administrative and security affairs bureau of the region, where he had served up until 2005. He was then promoted to the vice presidency of the regional state following the highly contested election in 2005, under the presidency of Ayalew Gobeze. A year later, he was elected to the executive committee of ANDM, a member of the EPRDF coalition formed in 1983, in Jerba Yohannes of Wag Himra Zone. Finally, he was elevated to the position of deputy chair of the party replacing Tefera Walwa; and in 2010 became the first non-combatant chairman of the ANDM,replacing Addisu Legesse

His service terms have been as follows:

Public Posts: Commissioner of Amhara Region Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission;
Head of  Amhara  Region Administrative & Security Affairs Bureau and Amhara Region Cabinet member( till – 2005);
Vice President and Head of Capacity Building Bureau of Amhara Region (2005 – 2008);
Minister of Education (2008 – present);
Member of House of People’s Representatives (2010-present).