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Dr Debretsion Geberemichael elected as Deputy Head (President) of Tigrai

Tigrai Online, Jan. 10, 2018

Dr Debretsion Geberemichael elected as new President of Tigrai
Dr Debretsion Geberemichael elected as new President of Tigrai state


Tigrai State council has elected Dr Debretsion Geberemichael as Deputy Head (President) of the regional state. He took the oath of office as a deputy head of the state because the state’s law states the president of the state should be member of the state council and Dr Debretsion Geberemichael is not member of the Tigrai state council. Until the recent changes Dr Debretsion Geberemichael was working at the federal government of Ethiopia in different capacities.

Despite the technicalities about his title Dr Debretsion Geberemichael will be working as president of the state of Tigrai.

At the recommendation of Dr Debretsion Geberemichael the state council has approved the following new members of cabinet to the state government.

  1. Dr. Addisalem Balema as Deputy Head of the state.
  2. Ms. Keriya Ibrahim Head of Civil Service Office.
  3. Mr. Daniel Assefa Head of Finance & Planning Bureau.
  4. Mr. Teklay Gebremedhin Administrator of North Western Tigrai.
  5. Mr. Mamo Gebreigziabiher Administrator of Central Tigrai.

Expectation is high in Tigrai the new administration will make drastic changes to the state government. People are looking forward to see the new administration in Tigrai to openly and clearly advocate for them in the country. In the past the state officials were not speaking on behalf of the people they represent at the federal level. When so many people of Tigrai origin were maltreated in different parts of Ethiopia, the state officials didn’t speak as strong as they should. The voice of the people of Tigrai is in limbo and no one knows who speaks for the people of Tigrai. We hope this will not be repeated in the new administration.

Luck of good governance and corruption are the two most argent issues that need to be tackled immediately. Youth unemployment, land management, immigration, and high-tech investment should be some of the priorities of the new government.


Many say there are more projects that are started, or their corner stone laid than completed projects in Tigrai. It will be refreshing to hear some of the dormant projects are completed and they are up and running.

We wish the new Tigrai administration good luck.

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