With regards to statements claiming that the government is too weak to take actions, Dr. Abiy answered that the results from projects and changes in the state of debt the country was in show that the country has a qualified government.
Money and time has been spent in search of the students that were kidnapped a few months ago. The PM stated that the administration sympathizes with the parents and the situation mustn’t be used for a political gain on social media.
The unethical exchange between TPLF and Prosperity Party must stop. TPLF claims the region has been excluded from countrywide benefits but Dr. Abiy stated Tigray’s budget increased by 42% in the past two weeks and even been awarded 46 million birr in cash and equipment to combat the pandemic.
Regarding the situation at the border with Sudan, the PM stated that Ethiopia does not want war with Sudan and the situation will be resolved through peaceful negotiations.
Sudanese border, many troubles together don’t want war but there are forces that want the two sides to fight, weeks ago, trouble in borders, through peaceful talks resolved
Amnesty International reports on the humanitarian crisis will only motivate the administration to review its actions and take responsibility for what happened.
The 6 years’ delay of the completion of the grand renaissance dam has cost Ethiopia 6 billion birr. The electromechanical works on the dam are being done as new and when completed, the dam will be capable of carrying 4.9 million cubic meters of water. The negotiation with Egypt continues.
Thorough conversation was held between the PM and W/rit Birtukan from the national election board. The board aims to direct a fair election and its decision concerning the delay is final.
Criticisms regarding the Ethiopian Airline’s continued flight to China at the peak of the pandemic are misdirected. Even though the Airline had a major loss, it has not let go of its employees and had not asked for aids from government.
Criticism was raised following the plantation of 5 billion trees in accordance with the delay of the election. Dr. Abiy stated that the delay is due to the need for properly trained overseers of the election.