Getachew Reda, Head of government communication affairs office with a ministrial portfolio [Photo: Awramba Times]
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Disagreements persist concerning the number of drought victims caused by El Niño weather phenomenon in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government estimated the number of Ethiopians who currently need emergency food assistance at 8.2 million. Some aid organizations however, put the number at 15 million.
Getachew Reda, the newly appointed minister of government communication affairs office, responds why aid organizations estimate the number of victims in an excessive manner. Please watch the press conference highlights below