Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received a warm welcome during his visit to Ambo yesterday.
He tasked citizens to join hands and make history by focusing their attention towards peace and development. He also highlighted the importance of resolving differences through dialogue.
The Premier pledged utmost efforts by the government to ensure benefits of all Ethiopians, including women, and urged scholars to conduct problem-solving researches.
Abiy was accompanied by his deputy Demeke Mekonnen who hailed the efforts of the youth in the sustainability of reforms currently underway.
Chief Administrator of Oromia regional state, Lemma Megeressa, said: “we are here to announce good news and strengthen our hope for tomorrow.”
The regional state has passed through several ups and downs as well as paid sacrifices in the past, Lemma said, adding “it is important to work together to pass on this glorious history to the next generation.”
Present at the discussion were residents of Ambo town and its environs as well as representatives drawn from 22 woredas of West Shoa zone.
After expressing their pleasure and highlighting the importance of the visit for peace, participants of the discussion raised various questions for the Premier.
Among the questions raised by the residents include infrastructures and unemployment problems. The residents also pledged to be part of the solutions for these problems.
Several high ranking federal and regional governments officials attended the discussion.