Is the Constitution replaced by “I” in Ethiopia? If there is nothing there is something
By Amleset Tesfay
Tigrai Online, August 1, 2018
Prime Minister “I” and the seventh King of Utopia.
I am the leader of myself. What I do and what I say may not have impact on other people. But, at least I feel responsible for what I do and say. If you are the leader of a nation of 100 million people, People expect the highest ethical, moral standards and legal responsibilities for what you say and do. At this time, I cannot understand the legal and constitutional responsibilities of team leaders and a prime minister. Still nothing has been done except irresponsibly trying to demonize our hard working citizens and trying to tear-apart Ethiopia irreversibly. Except making speeches and trying to build a cult of personality nothing fruitful has been done yet. I believe this is a sign of lack of experiences, skill, strategy, maturity and sign of excessive obsession for power. Unless the collective and experienced members of the government take thoughtful measures things may get worse and worse.
If a government cannot catch a criminal and cannot keep peace and security in Addis Ababa at Mesqel Square in a broad daylight, then citizens would be forced to raise a legitimate question about their government. Let us do something fruitful beyond the words of promises of “love and MEDEMER” while the nation is practically disintegrating. Let us not cheat ourselves, in reality the Ethiopia is in the verge of disintegration. The people are asking for mutual respect, harmony, peace, rule of law, security of the nation and respect for our constitutional-order-the supreme law of the land. The Ethiopian people are demanding the team leaders and/or government to tell us openly and frankly the killers of our two citizens on June 16 and the killers of our beloved hero leader Engineer Simegnew Bekele. As the saying goes, “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”
I know our respected mothers may tell us at age seven what our future fate will be. I would say the story of becoming a king and the fulfillment of a prophecy should have not been narrated at the Ethiopian parliament, because the narration about becoming a king is provoking people to ask many questions at this time. In any case, we are in the 21st century and a civilized society. We have a party and a chairman of the party who is elected by the EPRDF. I believe a chairman abides by the rules of his/her own party and the constitution of the land. Or we need to be informed openly if the Ethiopian constitution is lost and replaced by the supreme “I” and my team.
Good leader’s words have the power to motivate people to work together and bad leader’s words have power to tear people and a nation apart. A good leader respects all, becomes a role model of good works, shows integrity, and dignity. People in a position of power are using words of wisdom or scriptures such as “love and harmony”. I urge you to abide by the words of the wisdom that you use without mixing the words of “love and harmony” with the words of a hypocrite person Such as “YeQen Jiboch”.
If I am allowed to borrow phrases from the same scripture that the leaders use, it is written, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take a tiny spot out of your brother's eye”. “By your own words you will be free, and by your words you will be condemned”. “If anyone thinks he is religious and cannot control his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.” Among the sayings of the wise King Solomon, in his book of proverbs he wrote: “By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man's hands will reward him. When words are many, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.”
God bless Ethiopia