Monday 03rd August 2015

banner.png

news menu leftnews menu right

An old guard from SEPDM clinches post of chief-of-staff for PM office PDF Print E-mail
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:21

Debebe Abera, one of the senior founding members of the Southern Ethiopia Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM), has been appointed to be the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Prime Minister’s Office. The position was left vacant for the past few weeks after Muktar Kedir left the position and was elevated to the newly-introduced cluster, becoming Deputy Prime Minister heading the cluster of Good Governance and Reform and Minister of Civil Service, under Hailemariam Desalegn’s administration. He reportedly received the appointment letter on December 19, 2012 from PM Hailemariam Desalegn. Before his appointment to the PM’s office, which is located off Lorenzo Ta’ezaz Street, Debebe was running the Civil Service Office of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State (SNNPR). During his long tenure, both in the party and in the region, Debebe has assumed various administrative positions. He had also been serving as Deputy Chief Administrator since 2010 and Commissioner of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of the Southern Region’s administration. He also served as head, public mobilization and participation affairs, under the regional administration. Though Debebe is one of the old guards of his party, a few years back, he faced demotion to a lower rank at zonal level, after he was accused of being involved in a tribal dispute in Sheko Mezhenger. After spending a few years out of sight and party politics, he gradually climbed up the ladder to regain his old position. Some people, who claim to know him personally, describe him as “a humble man and a canny politician.” He used to be a close ally of the former chief of the region, Abate Kisho, Kassu Illala (Ph.D.), Tadesse Cheko, and other senior officials of SEPDM. He studied law at the Civil Service University and public governance at Hawassa University. He was also one of the founders of the Association of Rift Valley Fighters before SEPDM came into being.
(The Ethiopian Reporter)


blog comments powered by Disqus
 

POLL 1

1. Do you think Ethiopia will become a middle income country by 2020?

(7 votes)

71.4%   (5)
28.6%   (2)
0%   (0)
Loading...

POLL 2

2. Do you think Ethiopia will become the third largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017?

(9 votes)

44.4%   (4)
44.4%   (4)
11.1%   (1)
Loading...


Powered by Spearhead Softwares Joomla Facebook Like Button
Follow us on Twitter

PANKHURST'S CORNER

The Dramatic History of Addis Ababa Part 13: The Beginnings of Cabinet Government

The object of the present series of articles is to consider how the founding and early growth of Addis Ababa witnessed Transformation in other fields of Ethiopian economic, social and political life. read more...

ENTREPRENEUR PROFILE

Name: Adiam Kahsay Asfaha
Education: BA in French Literature and International Studies and  MBA candidate in Finance
Company name: Quaestus Trading Plc
Studio title: Co-founder and General Manager read more...

DOING BUSINESS

Think about it for a minute. Who do you really trust?  Maybe a friend or a colleague, your husband or wife, your boss, a worker? Any of these people maybe somebody you really trust, read more...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

WikiLeaks released the first batch of the so-called Saudi cables on June 19, 2015. By June 22, a total of 61,214 of the documents were released online. More than half a million of these cables are in the hands of WikiLeaks. read more...