Tigrai Online, September 28, 2013
The Amhara Development Association (ADA-UK) urged members and supporters to diversify and deepen engagement in all fields of endeavour for the successful implementation of Ethiopia’s sustainable development plan.
The London-based organisation was established in 2008 by Amhara nationals residing in Great Britain, to support the health and education programes in the region as well as to enhance the active participation of the Diaspora in the overall development of the region.
H.E. Berhanu Kebede, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK and Scandanavian countries, speaking at the London annual event organised by the Association, appreciated contributions made by members of ADA in promoting trade and investment and their active involvement in providing financial and material support for the construction of health and education facilities for rural communities.
As we are halfway through the Growth and Transformation Plan, he said, we have to commit more energy and resources to successfully carry out the mega projects including the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), rail networks, sugar factories, communications and various schemes in a number of economic sectors.
Ambassador Berhanu Kebede called on participants to remain seized with the battle against poverty to see the vision of the Great Leader, Ethiopia’s Renaissance, come true in the shortest time possible.
Speaking at the gathering, ADA-UK Chairman, Zelalem Yibzawork, said members have to shore up support and involvement in the implementation of regional as well as national development programmes and keep up the momentum in raising the resource vital for the construction of social facilities including schools, clinics and bore holes. The Association has raised £11,000 in its bid to construct a school in the Amhara Regional State.
Members and supporters of ADA, he said, should reiterate their resolve and commitment to take part in the national drive for speedy economic development and intensify their active engagement in investment, trade, tourism and knowledge transfer.
A musical show with sweet melodies and folk dance was staged and refreshments, including traditional cuisines, were served to members of the Ethiopian community and invited guests.
Present on the occasion were representatives of the Ethiopian Consensus Forum, the Tigray Development Association, the South Ethiopian People Association, the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora Forum-UK and members of the Ethiopian Diaspora as well as invited guests.
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