has a right to an opinion. My opinion is that the Ethiopian government has done
a lot to improve the lives of my country men and women. It has transformed
Ethiopia to become one of the most important countries in peace making in the
east and central Africa. The government’s policy in investment and
infrastructure building is unprecedented. The improvements in education, health
and agriculture are incredible. It has started to lay the foundations of
democracy in Ethiopia for the first time in its history. I can go on and on to
mention the great things that have been accomplished by the current government
of Ethiopia. When peacefully requested by its people to adjust and improve
things, it comes back with necessary improvements after going through
self-evaluation and self-criticism with feasible plan to correct the mistakes. There
are issues raised by the Ethiopian people that the government has to fix. To do
this, we don’t have to see the collapse of our country as the power mongers led
by the enemies of Ethiopia are instigating in the hopes this will happen.
We all know
that our region Tigray is much better than the way it used to be during the
Haile lassie and Derg regimes. We can’t even compare the improvements we see in
the lives of our people. Just the fact that we are equally treated as our
fellow Ethiopians is a great political achievement compared to the treatment we
had during the previous governments. So many Tigrayans have sacrificed their
lives for the Tigray that we see today and a better one to become tomorrow. But
there are some people who are filled with hatred and jealousy against the people
of Tigray who feel threatened by the treatment of Tigrayans as their equal.
They won’t rest until they bring back the political systems who put the
Tigrayans and other nations and nationalities dawn.
I would like
to call all members of the Ethiopian diaspora who are of Tigrayan origin
whether you are a supporter or against the Ethiopian government to stand up and
hold demonstration(s) against the hate genocidal messages being posted on
social media. Members of other nations and nationalities of Ethiopia should
also take part in such demonstrations as they are indirectly affected by this.
It is worth to mention that the members of the Ethiopian Somali nationality
have played a leading role so far. It is about time to learn from them.
UTNA (The Union of Tigreans in North America) and Tigray communities of towns and
big cities such as Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Toronto… to
play a big role in organizing and leading such demonstrations. I can’t believe
that the Ethiopian embassies and consulate offices in different parts of North
America are not organizing such rallies to oppose the extreme elements of the
diaspora who are using all their resources to disintegrate our country,
Ethiopia. We have witnessed an unfounded hatred towards our identity and our
people (as it was exhibited in Gondar and its surroundings and Alberta). And the
hatred still continues. It is a high time for us to react and show peaceful but
strong opposition to those power mongers who are spreading genocidal messages on
social media and otherwise.