Tigrai State government announces names and positions of new state officials
Tigrai Online, September 25, 2015
Tigrai Online has received the list of newly elected state government officials including their names and positions in the new regional state government of Tigrai
Tigrai Online has received the list of newly elected state government officials including their names and positions in the new regional state government of Tigrai. The list was sent to us from the Tigrai State Media Agency.
H.E. Mr. Abay Woldu remains president of Tigrai State and H.E. Ambassador Dr. AddisAlem Balema becomes the vise president. Ms. Kidusan Nega is the Speaker of the House.
Twenty two men and seven women make up the list of government officials.
We hope the new government will do its level best to address the tough issues of corruption, water shortage, good governance and unemployment.
There is some resentment the state of Tigrai is not up to par with other Ethiopian states for different reasons. One of the reasons people say is the more educated experienced and dedicated sons and daughters of the state; such as Dr. Arkebe Enkoy, Dr. Debretsion Geberemichael, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom are serving in the federal government instead of the state of Tigrai which needs them badly.
As long as the overall policy is fair and just and government officials follow through things will get done. Some problems arise because the execution of policies at the grass root level is messed up and the high government officials don’t care to check or they are not aware of what is going on.
The first responsibility of a public servant is to the public not himself or herself. A self serving politician is not a public servant, but a greedy business person.
We should judge our politicians and government officials not by the eloquent speeches they give, but by the actions they take to serve the public.
We wish all the new and returning government officials good luck and remind them to take their public duties very seriously.