22 June 2018
Dr. Abiy, the change agent Ethiopia needs.
The past few months have seen unprecedented but long sought changes in Ethiopia. It is all due to the new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed who has exceeded expectations, took all by surprise and brought many on board. He has proved his doubters wrong and showed that Ethiopia is a country that only needs a leadership that can listen to the aspirations of its fellow citizens. He has showed that it only takes an honest will, courage, sheer determination and hard work to change the course.
Yes, Ethiopia is on course thanks to this great son of ours, the people working with him and of course the change aspiring Ethiopians. These changes are the results of blood, sweat and tears (borrowing words from Churchill) of our sisters, brothers and kids. This is a once in a life time opportunity and hence it takes us all to be on the wheel of change, sustain and defend it. We cannot afford to lose this opportunity. We can, however, help Ethiopia become a successful and strong country by standing in solidarity with Dr. Abiy and his team. We need to be hand in hand and give it our utmost. High time to be in a journey together and contribute our bits. It is only us who can change the course forever and come out victorious. This is a challenge set for all freedom loving citizens. Called for action; action that should happen now. If it is not now, then when? If it is not us, then who?
Ethiopia on transition.
One Love; One Ethiopia!
I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a country dubbed to be the cradle of mankind. I live in London, one of the greatest and cosmopolitan cities in the world. In love with this amazing city of ours. I also have seen beautiful cities in Africa, Europe and North America. Thanking God for these great experiences in life. Professional wise, I enjoy my Community Organising job in UK. This rewarding job brings me in touch with people from across the globe who relentlessly work hard to bring the kingdom of heaven on earth. People ready to change the world from ‘as it is’ to ‘as it should be’. I am concerned about the current refugee crisis. Many people across the world are persecuted for their religion, race, political belief, sexual orientation and other reasons. It is disheartening to see fellow humans denied the right to a decent life. I hate it when some abuse others using their POWER. I also hate it when leaders cling onto power by force. Hence defending human rights is more than important for me. It is down to my generation to identify, train and coach the next generation of leaders and empower them with hope and love. The next generation deserves better.
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