The Past 27 years were Ethiopia's Renaissance Era
By Molla Mitiku
Tigrai Online Feb. 3, 2020
The 45th founding anniversary of the Tigray People's Liberation (TPLF) will be colorfully marked with the highest festivity and glory in Tigray on the 20th of 2020 at regional level; the landmark event which heralded a turning point for the socio-economic and political changes in the country.
As the result of the sacrifices of more than 70 thousand youths , tte countrt managed to realize its plitical, economic and social changes in the entire country, which was confirmed and overlty witnessed by by the Ethiopia people at large and the international organizations like world bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Above all, nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia have been enjoying their rights of developing their culture, language and other values in addition to building their country having joined their hands.
Despite the betrayal of the fruits of the past 27 years in this country, what is available on the ground could be a living witness.
In fact, that was the result of the fallen heroes and heroines who fought bravely for 17 consecutive years in uprooting
the butcher dictatorial military regime and bring the severe repression in to an end.
Following the 17 years of bitter armed struggle, TPLF with the people of Tigray and other democratic allies managed to overthrow the military junta in Ethiopia in 1991.
In contradiction to the expectations of the international community at that time, Ethiopia managed to be one of the countries that registered fast economic development. The over all political, economic and social progress as well as tge human development in the country was really incredible.
The various mega projects including the Grand Ethiooian Renaissance Dam which were expected to play significant roles in alleviating poverty. Investment boomed at large in Ethiopia in those years. Besides, there was a lot of infrastructure development both in urban and rural and overall changes in the country. Above all, the country managed to ensure lasting peace within the country and in the horn region.Although there were various problems in political, economic and social aspects, it cannot be an exaggeration if we describe the past two and half decades as "The Era of Ethiopia Renaissance".
Nowadays, situations have altogetger altered in the country. All the fruits of the past 27 years were denied and those who were part of the gains and losses betrayed their ally. The economy of the country has been began deteriorating. According to World Bank's 2019 report. the country's economic rate reduced to 6 per cent from double digits registered in those past years.
TPLF and the people of Tigray were celebrating the founding anniversary before 2018 commorating their indispensible contribution to Ethiopia was being tonned even by those who betrayed the reality today.
The 45th founding anniversary of TPLF differs from previous celebration as it is now a critical time, a time when peace is poisoned throughout the entire country except Tigray. It is undertaking at a time where the federal system and the constitution have challenged by the force emerged out of EPRDF. The situation is now dark. If it continued this way, it will be the " The Dark Era for Ethiopia."