Ethiopian prime minister throws $173,000 a seat lavish dinner party in Addis Ababa
Tigrai Online, May 20, 2019
Abiy Ahmed throws $173,000 a seat lavish dinner party in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Abiy Ahmed Ali the man acting as prime minister of Ethiopia threw very expensive dinner party in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. The dinner party which was attended by 255 guests would cost you a whopping $173,000 dollars or 5,000,000 Ethiopian Birr per a plate. Abiy Ahmed organized this lavish dinner party to beautify the capital city Addis Ababa. Based on the number of attendees the Abiy Ahmed has collected about 44 million dollars in one night and last week we heard about 25 million dollars was donated by domestic and foreign donors. In total close to 70 million dollars was pocketed by the regime in Addis Ababa in the name of beautifying Addis Ababa. That is a huge amount of money and many awesome things can be done with it.
The Abiy Ahmed regime says it will use the money to build parks, bicycle paths, public walkways, and expanding green areas in Addis Ababa. The idea by itself is a great idea, but the question we should ask is, is building projects like this to beautify the capital city timely or should the country’s priority be in such secondary issues.
Ethiopia at this moment is in a verge of collapsing from the numerous political, social, economical and security problems the country is facing. Ethiopia is number one in the world for having the most internally displaced people. Nearly four million people, (3.9 million people) are displaced in Ethiopia. Majority of these people are displaced because of enter-communal and ethnic conflicts. All of the displaced people are in temporary camps where they are exposed to hunger, diseases, and further attacks. Dispite Abiy Ahmed regime’s best efforts to hide the gigantic human tragedy unfolding in Ethiopia most international news outlets has reported it, though not at the scale and focus it should be.
While almost four million people are displaced and starving then why is the Ethiopian regime spending millions of dollars to beautify Addis Ababa instead of saving the millions of Ethiopians from starvation? The answer is simple, Abiy Ahmed is trying to destruct the Ethiopian people especially the middle class and city dwellers with fake projects to stay in power as long as he can. Demonstrations are erupting everyday in every corner of the country by people from all walks of life. The Ethiopian people are demanding the mercenary man in Menlik Palace to step down or be removed so his handlers are devising artificial good news to deflect attention from this little man acting as prime minister.
The tragic team which is dragging Ethiopia to the worst disaster in its history calls itself “force of change”, but in reality the only change it brought to Ethiopia is more death, more destruction, and more displacement. The only people who are delighted and fulfilled by the covetous group in Addis Ababa are the government and the people of Egypt because their hard work and investment is paying off.
While almost four million people are displaced and starving then why is the Ethiopian regime spending millions of dollars to beautify Addis Ababa instead of saving the millions of Ethiopians from starvation?