Monday, November 30, 2009

Seena Nairobi xiqqoo ishee (Walaloo Suraa Dhugaa)

Seena Nairobi xiqqoo ishee

Suraa Dhugaa irraa

Mee wattii dubadhuu?
yoo kan na dhagesuu,
barri darbuu geessu
kan ati cufaa tessuu
firi nabarbadee eessaa ana haabaasuu?

Akkuma karchallee kessan si shoggorruu
hairan jedhaan kana akam baruu
hugaamoo ajadhaa ana kani ol nagurruu?
warrii achi jirtaan isiin haa bararruu
bishaan lafaa gurruu
hammii achii kessaa isaa walgurgurruu
du'aaf wal aburruu
waaqayyoo guddaan isiin haa bararruu!!

Wayyaa nairobii silaaf maalan godha
bakka dhoksaa kooti maafan siti dubbadha
baayyee baayyeen dannun si jaaladhaa
akka fedhee ba'ee akka fedhee yooman galee beekaa
kanan sirraa dhabee isa kana beekaa
polisiin na helmaa hunduu harka harkaa
wan qubuu qixxeedhaa yoo ta'aa na harka,

Kan mulangoo kubbaa
isaa fiqlachoo hiraani gubbaa
yemmuun sii yaadadhuu garaa koo naguba
basee himmachuu dhaf hinqabu ka abbaa!!!

Jabbadha lammii koo rakkoon hunduu ni darbbaa!!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Treatment of members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), including members of their family

CORI Research Analysis
Date: 6th July 2009
Country: Ethiopia

Issues: Treatment of members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), including members of their family
Query ID: HCR00006E

This CORI research analysis was commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Status Determination and Protection Information Section, Division of International Protection Services. CORI research analyses are prepared on the basis of publicly available information, studies and commentaries and are produced within a specified time frame. All sources are cited. Every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy and comprehensive coverage of the research issue, however as COI is reliant on publicly available documentation there may be instances where the required information is not available.The analyses are not, and do not purport to be, either exhaustive with regard to conditions in the country surveyed, or conclusive as to the merits of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Any views expressed in the paper are those of the author and are not necessarily those of UNHCR.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Press Release by Mr Belete Etana (Ethiopian MP and D/ Chairman of PAC of Ethiopian Parlament)

Press Release by Mr. Belete Etana MP &

D/ Chairman

PAC of Ethiopia Parliament

To introduce myself, I am MP and D/ chairman of Public Account Standing Committee (PAC) of the House of People`s Representatives of Ethiopia, elected as a representatives of Oromo People`s Democratic Organization (OPDO) from Limu Kossa District, Jimma zone, Oromia region.

I want to give my honest and sincere testimony of the conditions currently prevailing in Ethiopia. This testimony is in no way intended to defame the ruling party and its cohorts. The main purpose of this letter is to expose the hidden facts in Ethiopia.

Today in Ethiopia there is no democracy, rule of law, respect for human and civil rights. The judiciary system in totally under the control of TPLF There is no justice and independent court proceeding.

If you are an MP you are liable to ask questions. But if you ask questions you are branded as OLF and you are a terrorist and a criminal. But Article 54(5) of the FDRE Constitution, states that ``No member of the House may be prosecuted on account of any vote he cats or opinion he expresses in the House, nor shall any administrative action be taken against any member on such grounds`` But the person who asks the democratic and human rights of the people to be respected is automatically branded as OLF member and I am one of the victim.

EPRDF/TPLF regime is simply a dictatorship. It does not respect its own constitution. It kill, detains torture and arbitrary arrest innocent citizens without any evidence or crime committed. The regime is on a wide campaign of detaining Oromo nationalists. Totally human rights abuses are common and a day to day activity of the regime particularly in Oromia. Authorities imposed the new structures the`` Garee`` and ``Goxii``system to monitor the speech and personal lives of the rural population, to restrict and control the movement of residents, if you oppose the system you thrown into prison to stay there for years without appearing before appropriate court.

Article 12 (1) and (2) of the FDRE constitution states about transparency and accountability but on the ground the fact is different.
In 2008 from the 20 Federal Government Institutions, over 192.5 million birr was detected as deficit (misuse).
From this money, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia account for the biggest share of improperly spent money. The finding also states that 560 million birr from Revenue Authority and 121.9 million birr from the Ethiopian Customs Authority, revenue has not been backed up by any documents.

On the other hand the Ethiopian Mapping Agency and Ministry of Mines and Energy for billing customers without the proper tariff that has been approved by the Council of Ministers. Furthermore the former Ministry of Infrastructure has collected over 47.2 million birr annual fee with out any approved tariff.

Our finding also reveals that over 226.5 million birr worth of purchase by six institutions were not in accordance with the purchase manual of the government. The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has also paid 98,000 birr to its former head as salary and allowance when the head was not at his position for 27 months.

The NBE on the recent gold scandal scam reveals that contrary to the bank procedure, one individual has been supplying gold to the bank without registering.Package that contains the brick of gold has not been properly inspected after it was certified it was gold by the Ethiopian Geological Survey office. The bank has also paid the gold value without properly weighing it and has accepted 38 similar gold bricks that weigh the same and with equal carat levels.

The finding also revealed illegal procurement, unlawful payments, spending beyond the allocated budget, and expenditure that could not be accounted , amounting to more than 2.5 billion Birr. Also the government of improperly borrowing an extra 3.3 billion birr from banks. This borrowing brings (couse of) infliation to the country.

In all indicators reflect that corruption remained a serious problem in the country.As of our responsibility to investigate this fact the response of the government is disparage and disqualify the activity. On the other hand the government officials appeared to manipulate the privatzation process, state & party owned businesses received preferential access and misuse of public funds.

This has been giving me a mental torture for the last three years. Now it become so unbearable that I had to make my decision. I have been receiving death threats for speaking up against the wanton disregard for the rule of law. Under the circumstances my conscience could not allow me to continue member of the party, an MP and D/chairman of PAC of the House.I have chosen to desist myself from the regime and its rubber stamp parliament.

Belete Etana Disassa

MP and D/chairman of PAC

Of Ethiopian HPR