Andafta Daily Ethiopian News September 18, 2020
Minister Lia Tadesse told the House of Peoples’ Representative (HPR) that national elections can be conducted amid the current pandemic. The House is deliberating today its third emergency meeting to hear and discuss the report on the national pandemic response from the Ministry of Health.
It is to be recalled that due to the threat of the current pandemic, Ethiopia has announced postponement of the periodic national elections for the House of Peoples’ Representatives and Regional Legislative Councils which was slotted for last August.
Presenting its report to HPR, the Minister pointed out that the national elections can be conducted by taking cautious protection measures against the current pandemic.
However, Lia warned that adequate preparation for possible aggravated spread of the pandemic in some areas.
Ethiopians have contributed more than 272 million Birr over the past two months to support the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Office of the National Council for Coordination of Public Participation on the GERD, disclosed.
Public Relations and Media Communication Director at the Office, Hailu Abraham told ENA that the support was obtained in the form of bond purchase, donation and through mobile short message fundraising campaign via the “8100A”.
- Ethiopian News