The Premier made the remarks yesterday while addressing a gathering of 25,000 members of the society drawn from all parts of the country at the Addis Ababa Millennium Hall.
The conflicts that brought the country into problems during the past two years were eased by the unity of the people, he said.
The Premier called on all citizens to fulfill their responsibilities and safeguard their country to lift the economy out of current slowdown.
Prime Minister Abiy added that the government will do its level best to dress shortage of foreign currencies, which is the main bottleneck of the economy.
He said due attention will be given to the manufacturing and import substitution through building the capacity of local investors.The Premier also pledged to take measures to tackle delay of mega projects.
He further said works will be carried out to maintain education quality and improve the agricultural sector as well as to fight against corruption, maladministration, and bad governance.