As part of its ongoing multifaceted reform reform, the Government of Ethiopia today appoints 65 military generals of which five are women.
Out of the 65 military generals six are appointed as Lieutenant General, nineteen Major Generals and forty are Brigadier Generals, according to this evening state broadcaster EBC report. During the event held at the Prime Minister Office, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and the President of Ethiopia Sahle-work Zewdie, have urged the new appointees continue working hard for the stability and peace of the country.
Bringing forward heroes to the leadership position will continue as part of the multifaceted reform program the country has embarked up on, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. “Today’s appointment high ranking military leaders is also part of this history,” said Prime Minister Abiy, indicated that it is not very common for the country to appoint that much number of military generals at once.
The appointment of the 65 military generals has two messages, according to President Sahle-Work Zewdie. She indicated that the first one is a reward for the loyalty and hard work of the appointees to safeguard Ethiopia. While the second message is to put more responsibility on the appointees for the times ahead as the country is going through a complex and historic journey of multifaceted reform and development programs.
In a related development, the Addis Ababa Police Commission has also graduated 500 fresh police officers. As the east African country is set to hold its general election in the coming July, the peace and stability in Ethiopia is a concern for many. It is recalled that recently in its latest report of the International Crisis Group (ICG) has listed Ethiopia as one of the countries that may face challenges in maintaining peace and stability during the year 2020.