You miss the point. Does good investment climate (assuming even that is true) give Weyane the right to institute a state that is dominated by one ethnic group representing 6% of the population?
This was rationale of white South Africans (20% of population in 1980s) when they said that black South Africans are doing better than other Africans. Do you agree with this? If so, then Weyane should openly say this instead of pretending to have democracy and "multi-ethnic" ruling party.
The reality is that if every Ethiopian became a millionaire (in US dollars) under TPLF rule, they would each donate $100,000 to a political party or liberation army that promised to end the 6% ethnic minority rule . If they really think TPLF are doing a great job managing economy, then they would just support a group that promised to maintain all of TPLF's economic policies but would get rid of 6% ethnic minority rule.
Jason wrote:Hello All,
I just got back from Ethiopia a few days ago and i promised few months back to blog from there. A few month back i was managed to elude the censorship by using proxy but after few days later i couldn't get to the proxy sites to blog ER.
Here is my honest opinion and i will discuss in detail over the next few days if you guys are interested.
Investment: When i went to Ethiopia few years back, my views were shaped by politics so i was disinterested in listening my relatives brag about the huge growth they saw in terms of their own wealth and the country transformation. At first i was dismissive of their opinions because i honestly believe at the time seeing brand new buildings doesn't mean Ethiopians are doing better rather i made a point of mentioning that the building are owned and operated by Woyannie. Today i partially feel the same way. Sure most building i saw are owned by Woyannie folks but they are employing Ethiopian men and women and these folks will one day going to open their own company and compete with their former employer. In fact it's happening as we speak. There are many Ethiopians who worked for Woyannie affiliated companies in the past and went ahead and become successful business men and women.
The economic policy makers inside the government are doing tremendous job in terms of setting the right policy when it comes to investment. For instance, my good friend went back to Ethiopia to do commercial farming in southern Ethiopia. He tells me the government doesn't tax the produce for 5 years and the equipment he brought from abroad is duty free, The government also provides farming experts to commercial farmers free off charge. and many incentives to insure their success. This sort of things never been done in country history and we should give a credit to the government for setting the right policy.
I'm going to continue to blog about investment and education etc...I have to go for now. Please be civil about this topic. No name calling.