EPRDF must touch base with the people and overhaul the Party and government!

EPRDF must touch base with the people and overhaul the Party and government! Not too many people would fail to see how much Ethiopia has changed over the last 25 years. What the country has achieved over the last 15 years has been particularly impressive, leading many to take the “Ethiopia rising” narrative quite seriously. The African Economic Outlook recently reported that the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and UNDP all say “Ethiopia has experienced double-digit economic growth, averaging 10.8 percent since 2005, which has mainly been underpinned by public sector-led development.” The IMF’s latest statistical estimates also indicate that “Ethiopia [will] overtake Kenya as Eastern Africa’s top economy” this year. No doubt those who are astute have wondered whether the country has the wherewithal to insure this historic economic growth will be sustainable. Friends of the country kept their fingers crossed, while those who saw Ethiopia’s progress as a threat watched the situation with trepidation.

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