Capital: What was next for the returnee, most academics prefer to stay away from politics, why didn’t you?
Hailemariam: After I came back I rejoined the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute and served there for thirteen years in different positions, including as registrar, vice dean, and dean of the institute.
My political participation also started at that time. I was as young as a seven grader when the Derg regime swept all of the young people and academics out of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Party (EPRP). I was too young to join them but my father was a member of EPRP and I read some of the pamphlets he brought home. I used to hear him discuss with his friends about the setup of a popular government of the public’s choice.
I can say I was brainwashed by then, but I have always been interested to see justice prevail, which wasn’t the case during the Derg time. So when the EPRDF took control of the country, I wanted to work to see it realized. Yes you are right, academics were too scared to join politics after the Derg actions, but things changed for my generation.
Adamu wrote:Obamajr; ante Woyane qushasha member, you don't understand the English language which was written in the report. This is what Hailemariam said, and not me or you. From I realize now you are actual Tigray's good father (selay) in the SNNP region and also in this forum.
Obamajr. wrote:Adamu wrote:Obamajr; ante Woyane qushasha member, you don't understand the English language which was written in the report. This is what Hailemariam said, and not me or you. From I realize now you are actual Tigray's good father (selay) in the SNNP region and also in this forum.
Ante hodam under cover agent you need to answer my question. He said was "he brain washed then" [size=200]while he was 7 years old. Dork
Aba-Dula wrote:He said he was a seventh grader, not seven years old. A seven year old does not comprehend politics or read leaflets, he was a seventh grader and perhaps knows a little reading and not much. Seventh grader is about 13 or 14 years of age. The diffence between seven years of age and 13/14 years of age is HUGE, its more than a 100% number difference, its probably 1200%, if you include psychological and physical strength as well as mental maturity. I hope I did not offend you, I know you are too sensitive in the correction department.