“We have two options, either to swim or sink together” Tewodros Adhanom


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28 Responses

  1. Mario says:

    Good job Dr Tedros Adhanom! The Ethiopian extremists was trying to enrich themselves by being a stooges of Egypt , but here we go! Ethiopia is on right direction with the right leadership!

    God bless Ethiopia !

  2. idris says:

    Egypt has join the ten countries and sign the new agreement, if it needs to benefit from abay. otherwise, new agreements are not needed. Take care, Dr tewodros!

  3. teshome says:

    Nothing in the world mounts the political absurdity of Egypt politicians on Nile issue. The recently released cabinet meeting video is a good example.
    They say “Egypt is a gift of Nile and Nile is a Gift of God for Nile…” Seriously.
    This simply tells how Egyptians are living in unspeakable darkness of prejudice.
    We are living in 21st century but Mohamed Morsi doesn’t seem to know How to handle the recent dispute of Nile with Ethiopia….
    Moris said” All options are open to solve Nile issue with Ethiopia”. I believe Mohamed morsi is unable to educate himself on Nile, Mohamod morsi I would say this to you, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

    ..I am very happy the way Ethiopia is handling the Nile issue. Thank you very much Dr. Tewodros for you diplomatic skill. Every effort must be done to bring Egypt to negotiation table.
    Please keep up the good work.

  4. Gezaee says:

    Woyane did fart ; This is what I was saying. Woyane has no any firm stand; Woyanes firm stand is to sell Ethiopia only. Why waste time form any other panel? Why allow Egypt to manipulate how we build the dam? did we supervise, monitor or form panels when they were building all the dams in Egypt?

    Hope against hope, hope from woyane will not to be a good hope. Why waste time beating around the bush? What if the next panel says the dam has to be stopped ? is woyane is going to stop it?

    Egyptians professors has drafted a condition for Ethiopia which is given to Morsi. The Egypian Professors and engineers said Ethiopia must not be allowed to build this dam. They suggested Ethiopia could be permitted to build a dam that can hold 14 bill cubic meter water instead of 74 billion cubic meter and they said Egypt must not allow Ethiopia to build any dam after. Ethiopia must sign an official agreement it will not touch the water of Egypt?

    Egyptians Professors said that Ethiopia must appreciate Egypt because Egypt has allowed to build Tekeze, Tana Beles. I luaghed after reading this drafts by Egyptian top scientists and engineers.

    Ethiopians need to stand up and say no to Woyane. The zerkrk and useless woyane will again sign an EEBC. Ethiopians you need to wake up now before the Zerkerk woyane again sell our interest forever.

    It is better not to have this dam if Ethiopia has to sign any agreement that limits Ethiopia. Woyane must removed now before it kills those Ethiopians who are not even born. This organisation is a useless organisation that is hell bent to sell the country. They can never stand for Ethiopia. Hellish and damn idiots.

    • teshome says:

      What is this tangential thinking and loose association!!!
      Yesterday’s agreement between Ethiopia and Egypt is nothing but to study the impact of GERD on Egypt and the environment. That is all. The answer for any human kind should be positive on this regard. Where do you bring all these pessimism thought.
      I considered you are one of the confused toxic Ethiopian Diasporas who go fishing every day without knowing that it is not fish you are after….
      Still you are singing an old song Ethiopians forgot some twenty plus years that Asab is an Ethiopian port. How does a person with all its sense hiding himself in what happened twenty years ago? Though there were many important difference of interpretation and opinions by the then Eritrea referendum , Ethiopians shared a set of belief that Eritrea and Asab are no more belongs to Ethiopia. It is rather the people who belong to us.
      To come to the point of Nile politics we have all sort of well calibrated politicians who can handle this delicate issue to the best interest of the of Ethiopians people. So as a sane citizen you are expected constantly to provide a reasoned and fruitful politics in supporting the government decision.
      On one had your are acknowledging the protest of Anti-GERD in the street of Europe and US and one the other hand you act as if you are pro-GERD and meddle in non sense politics. We say apparently no to such absurd politics simply because there is a perceived motive behind it.

    • ET says:

      If you think woyane must be removed then what are you waiting for? You know what; we don’t need you tell us that, every single Ethiopian know that woyane has to go even woyane itself know that it has to go. We have loads of and loads of I know it all and wanabe politicians and toxic journalist who are terrorizing and dividing Ethiopia and Ethiopians. If you think woyane needs to be removed then stop writing and move your ass gear up and get in to action. In case you dont know Woyane is not here in Awramba woyane is in 4kilo. Talk doesn’t help anyone
      Mr you need to put up or shut up.

  5. Alem says:

    I am worried Tedros might not be up to the job and a similar situation could develop to what Seyoum Mesfin did in the border arbitration. Ethiopian rulers should not be embarrassed to ask help from Ethiopian professionals and also tell the public what secret deals were signed between the then Presidents Meles and Mubarak; the country belongs to all of us, not just to current rulers.

  6. Solomon Medhanie says:

    Dear Dr. Tedros,



  7. Mario says:


    For these who don’t know you they might think you legit, but for these of us who know you very well, you are ranting here because of your mistake ! If I were at the ethio-eritrean boarder like you & chose to be Eritrean & voted for it I would have continued to respect my choice! You made a bad choice & you choice has turned against you, therefore that’s why you are ranting here!

    Ethiopian deplomates have stayed calm while Egypt politicians was ranting & freaking out in front of the whole world!
    We salute the EPRDFites for their great diplomatic deeds! I’m here congratulating the Ethiopian government & the people for their well done job! They said “the only choice Egypt has is to cooperate with Ethiopia ” & that’s what Egypt’s politicians chose knowing that the Ethiopia now is a country that no one can intimidate! Ohhhhhh yeah! Ethiopia is reviving its regal legacy! Lets be part & parcels of this great nation!

    Gezaee, the Nile river starts from Ethiopia doesn’t mean we have to hold Egyptians in the throat! What we are talking about is to use the Nile in an equitable manner & the trends are just showing that! Nevertheless , the Nile is the only source of water Egypt has & hence you can’t hold Egypt on the throat as it is against international norms!

    To protect its water security, Egypt must start to desalinate the water around the Mediterranean Sea ! Ethiopia is going to need more water resources to develop itself !

    • Gezaee says:

      Yesew sm matfat, sew megedl is the style of woyane. Murder, false accusation and corruption, racism is the style of woyane. You damn Keiltam woyane, it is you and Egypt who created Eritrea. You even claim you are Ethiopians? rfraf yeterk atelaloch

  8. Gezaee says:

    Where is the beef of the agreement?


  9. Dawit says:

    Mr. Adhanom, with or without Egypt, Ethiopia will never sink period

  10. Yoni says:

    Woyane`s so called win-win negotiations made us loose Asab port, badime, a big chunk of Amahara land (given to Sudan),..and now woyanes are working day and night on another negotiation to sell out Abay after that we will be like those people (GYPSYS) who live miserable life in many European countries. Gypsys completely lost their country because of colonization and now they are living miserable life everywhere in many European countries.

  11. Aleqa says:


    Do you really think that organized states and governments will just get up from their beds half naked and jump to a major warfare with out calculating the detailed pros and cons of the out come possibly commiting suicide only because you bray day and night non stop? Tomorrow again you you may right the exact oposite and sing non stop songs until the next turning point.

  12. Abel says:

    Dr. Tedros, let Egypt sign the Entebbe treaty before signing any agreement with Ethiopia!

  13. idris says:

    I am affraid with the result of this so called negotiation. As can be seen from the recommendations of the Cairo university and the already known stand of the egypt government, there is no way in which Ethiopia can agree with egypt on the nile issue. They have made their stand cystal clear.So,why Ethiopia is negotiating? they stand is 1)egypt must get a decision making role over the nile and 2) Egypt should be informed well ahead of any project on the nile. So, what are we going to negotiate if this is thier stand?
    why Ethiopia not simply proceed with the entebe agreement. That agreement is about equtable use
    I think the minister has come just to give further intimidation.
    Another possibility is both countries need to buy time to finish their preparations both militarily and politically.
    I guess the latter, otherwise non of the egypt’s chauvinist stands are acceptable by the Ethiopian people. If the government wants to stay in power, it should not make a horrible mistake on this regard. If any mandate like i) administration of the dame ii) making egypt a share holder on the dam iii) any reduction on the size of the dam or on the volume of water it contains iv) or on the amount of electricty it generates is totally unacceptable.
    We Ethiopians are giving our salary (myself so far given two months salary) just to see completion of the dam. but if the government changes his mind by the name of win-win; this is totally unacceptable by the Ethiopian people. Why not they finish their assignment first if they have such doubt. Meles were sure and clear enough about how to proceed with the completion of the dam and how to handle these chauvinsit egyptians. but now i doubt.

  14. Kal says:

    Poor woyane. It has poor record of giving away ethiopias interest in negotiation tables to the other side. Leave this negotiation dr adhanom I urge u to maintain high military prepardness and turn ur back on egypt. i dare the egyptians to shoot the first bullet that ll be the begining of the end 4 egypt.

  15. Gezaee says:

    Ethiopian must stop giving their hard earned money to the worn banda woyane. Woyane is a curse to Ethiopia. For woyane wrong is right. Woyane’s track record shows clearly it is the most ignomable entity. Do not expect anything from this rfrafs. I d do not even know if they are Ethiopians at all. I do believe they have arab bloodline. They are counting their ancestory and they wanted to sell Ethiopia to their kins in Saudi Arabia. I am hating woyane than ever before. They do not have stand all the time. Neither nor his followers are reliable. These worthless and mindless bandas who are destroying the county. these are much worse than Menelick who did many mistakes 100 years ago. Down to woyane, they should change their name from TPLF to APLF, Arab people liberation front. They people of Tigrai did not fight to sell land of Ethiopians to Arab. The people of Tigrai did not fought for Egypt. I am now with really oppositions who independent and home based one. My hope with woyane has dried up now. I have waited 20 years for this idiots to change; But they will only change when they die. Shame on them, zrkrk, rfraf. That is why they block me from Aiga and Tigraionline. Whatever I said is make them so angry because they are against Ethiopia. Do not trust this thugs. They do not represent tigrai leave alone 94 million Ethiopians. Ethiopia never cursed people like this. Even Mengistu is better than this idiots. Apart from killing people, Mengistu never negotiated on Ethiopian sovereignity. This idiots are after money and power. Ethiopians must never waste their money with this stupid and rfarfs.

  16. eden says:

    An Eriteran guy, what do you have to here speak about Ethiopia and Ethiopians.
    Get out oof here and look for your shabia web site

  17. Alex says:

    @editor why you tend to favor EPRDF supporters like teshome and mario?
    @Teshome ያንተው ነፍስ አባት መለስ ዜናዊ የኢትዮጵያን ህዝብ አስማምቶ ወደብ እንዲኖረው በሰላም ተከራክሮ በቅጡ ማኖር ሲያቅተው ዘሎ የምስራቅ አፍሪካን ሃገራት በሙሉ ፍቅር በፍቅር አደርጋለሁ እንዲሁም ከአረቦች እና ከኢራን ጋር ወዳጅ በመሆን አካባቢውን በሙሉ በwin-win ዎይም በሰላም እሞላዋለሁ እያለ የቀን ቅዠቱን ሲያልም ያልታሰበ ሞት ወሰደው:: ምስኪን መለስ እንኳን ምስራቅ አፍሪካን በwin-win ሊያስማማ ይቅርና ኢትዮጵያን እና ኤርትራን እንኳን በሰላም ማኖር አልቻለም::woyanes please get get life, win-win starts at home!!

  18. Gezaee says:

    Woyane win win theory to steal money from the poor Ethiopian. We are told now the dam is not only for power. As many oppositions guessed, the dam is not for Ethiopian. It is for investors and Woyane shareholders. Ethiopian must unite and kick woyane from Ethiopia. This is too much to take. It is time to unite regardless ethnic, religion, tribe or birthplace and … unite and say to kehadi woyane enough is enough. If Ethiopians keep on crying crying then woyane will make sure Ethiopia completely destroyed.

    With Arab leasing our land for 100 years, now the Arabs will marry 1000s of poor Ethiopian girls and multiply like coackroaches as they did to Nubia. Nubia was Christian country but it is assimilated to Arab culture and religion. With woyane handing everything to Arabs and completely landlocked. Ethiopia will be gone. Woyane must be removed before it is too late. I mean it. This is organisation hell bent to desecrate our county for money. You can see Betty is the product of woyane having sex on live TV in front the entire humanity? live, never happened any where in our planet. This is the Zemen wicked woyane where money defines than anything else. We have had nought. Ethiopians must think twice now. Giving money to his traitor organisation is gambling . There is win win in woyane, it is loose lose only. Wrong is right for woyane. Losing is winning for woyane.

  19. Gezaee says:

    Woyane is rotten with corruption: smelling with corruption, immorality, nepotism, racism, ethnicism, kehdet, sex trade, sodomy, prostitution, money laundering. Ere, Egzhibiew, endesew erkus yelem ezih alem. Wickedness, corruption, immoralily, .. considered Zemene woyane civilization. Selling land to foreigners and removing land owners and making refugees civilization? shame on woyane.

    የቻይኖች የታክስ ማጭበርበር መበራከቱ የንግድ ማኅበረሰቡን አሳሰበ
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    June 19, 2013

    ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ኃይለ ማርያም ደሳለኝ ባለፈው ሳምንት በቻይና ጉብኝት አድርገው ነበር፡፡ ቻይና በኢትዮጵያ ብቻ ሳይሆን በአፍሪካ ተፈላጊነቷ እየጨመረ ከመጣባቸው ምክንያቶች ውስጥ ያለፖለቲካዊ ቅድመ ሁኔታና ከጣልቃ ገብነት ነፃ በሆነ መንገድ የምትሰጠው ድጋፍ፣ የምታካሂደው የግንባታ ሥራ እንዲሁም የምትሰጠው የረጅም ጊዜ ብድር ተደማምሮ አጋርነቷን የማይፈልገው አገርም መንግሥትም የለም፡፡

    ከዚያም በላይ በዓለም ላይ ልዕለ ኃያልነቷ እየጨመረ በመምጣቱ ቻይናን ወዳጁ የማያደርግ አገርም ሆነ መንግሥት ፖለቲካዊና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ስሌቱ ላይ የስህተት መስመር እንዳሰመረ የሚቆጠርበት ጊዜ ይመስላል፡፡ የአፍሪካ ድሃ አገሮችን ብቻም ሳይሆን የአውሮፓ ሀብታም አገሮችም ጭምር ከገቡበበት ማጥ እንድታላቅቃቸው ቻይናን መማጸን የያዙበት የዓለም ታሪክ የቻይናን የበላይነት እያሳየ ነው፡፡

    እንዲህ ያለው አቋሟ ግን እንደኢትዮጵያ ላሉት አገሮች ያስከተለው ጫና ጥቂት የሚባል እንዳልሆነ የሚናገሩ አሉ፡፡ ‹‹ገና ለገና ብድርና ዕርዳታ ይሰጡናልና በአገራችን ውስጥ እንዳሻቸው ሲሆኑ ዝም ማለት ተገቢ አይደለም፤›› የሚሉና ሌሎችም ትችቶች ከሚቀርቡባቸው ተቋማት አንዱ በሙስና ወንጀል ተጠርጥረው ከፍተኛ ኃላፊዎቹ በእስር ላይ የሚገኙት የኢትዮጵያ ገቢዎችና ጉምሩክ ባለሥልጣን ነው፡፡

    ባለፈው ሳምንት ከምሥራቅና ከምዕራብ አዲስ አበባ ቅርንጫፍ ግብር ከፋዮች ጋር ‹‹ግብዓት ለመሰብሰብ›› በማለት ባለሥልጣኑ በጠራው ስብሰባ ላይ ከተደመጡ በርካታ የግብር ከፋዩ ችግሮችና እሮሮዎች ውስጥ ያልተለመደና አዲስ ሆኖ የቀረበው ይኸው የቻይኖቹ አጭበርባሪነት ነበር፡፡ ቻይኖችን ብቻ ሳይሆን ቋንቋና ባህላቸውን እንደሚያውቅ፣ ለሰባት ዓመታትም በቻይና ትምህርቱን እንደተከታተለ የገለጸው ወጣት (ስሙን እንዳንገልጽ ጠይቋል)፣ ኢንቨስተር ተብለው ከሚመጡት ቻይኖች ውስጥ አብዛኞቹ አቅም ሳይኖራቸው፣ በአገራቸው መሥራትም ሆነ የሥራ ጫናውን መቋቋም ሳይችሉ የሚመጡ መሆናቸውን ተናግሯል፡፡ አቅም እንኳ ኖሯቸው ሲመጡ ቋንቋ የማይችሉ በመሆናቸው (ቢያንስ እንግሊዝኛ መናገር የማይችሉ) ቀድመው በመጡ የራሳቸው ወገኖች ሳቢያ ወደአጭበርባሪነቱ ጎራ እንዲገቡ ይደረጋሉ ይላል፡፡

    ለቻይኖቹ ብቻ ሳይሆን ለባለሥልጣኑም ቻይንኛን (ማንዳሪን) በማስተርጎም ሲሠራ የቆየው ወጣት እንዳስረዳው፣ ለአገሩ እንግዳ፣ ለሕዝቡ ባዳ የሆኑ ቻይኖች ወደአገር ውስጥ ሲገቡ ካለባቸው የቋንቋ ችግር ሳቢያ ነባር ቻይኖችን ለመጠቀም ይሞክራሉ፡፡ ነባሮቹ ደግሞ በማጭበርና ጉቦ በመስጠት የተካኑ በመሆናቸው መጤዎቹን በዚያው መንገድ ያሰለጥናሉ፡፡

    ከባለሥልጣኑ የሒሳብና የኦዲት ባለሙዎች ጋር በመመሳጠር፣ ጉቦ በመስጠት የታክስ ክፍያ ያስቀራሉ፣ አለያም ያሳንሳሉ፡፡ ለዚህ ውለታቸው ኦዲተሮቹና አካውንታንቶቹ ጠቀም ያለገንዘብ ይቸራቸዋል፡፡ እንዲህ ያለውን መመሳጠር ተክነውበት በቅርቡ ሦስት ቻይኖች የሐሰት የቫት ደረሰኝ አትመው ሲጠቀሙ መያዛቸውን ወጣቱ ለሪፖርተር ተናግሯል፡፡ ሪፖርተር ያነጋገራቸው ሌላ ግለሰብም የሐሰት ቫት ደረሰኝ ከሚታተምባቸው የአዲስ አበባ መንደሮች ውስጥ ንግድ ሥራ ኮሌጅ አካባቢ አንዱ እንደሆነ ተናግረዋል፡፡ ባለሥልጣኑ በአካባቢው በተሠሩ አዳዲስ ሕንፃዎች ውስጥ ድንገተኛ ጉብኝትና ፍተሻ ቢያካሂድ በቀላሉ ሊደርስበት እንደሚችልም ጠቁመዋል፡፡

    በኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ከ600 ያላነሱ ቻይኖች ‹‹ቢዝነስ›› እየሠሩ እንደሚገኙ መንግሥት አስታውቋል፡፡ ሆኖም ከእነዚህ ውስጥ ምን ያህሉ ትክክለኛና የተፈቀደላቸው መስክ ላይ እየሠሩ እንደሚገኙ፣ ምን ያህሉ በትክክል ታክስ እንደሚከፍሉ መንግሥት ከመናገር ይቆጠባል፡፡ አይከታተላቸውም፡፡ ከዚህ በከፋ ሁኔታ በቻይና ድርጅቶች ውስጥ ተቀጥረው በሚሠሩ ኢትዮጵያውያን ላይ ቻይኖቹ የሚያደርሱትን የጉልበት ብዝበዛም ሆነ አካላዊ ጥቃት አይቶ እንዳላየ፣ በማስረጃም ሲቀርብለት እንዳልሰማና እንዳላወቀ ማለፉ ክፉኛ ቢያስተቸውም ዝምታን ይመርጣል የሚባለው መንግሥት፣ አሁን ደግሞ ቻይኖቹ በሙስና አገሩን ከማበላሸት አልፈዋል የሚል ስሞታ እየቀረበለት ይገኛል፡፡

    መጤዎቹ ቻይኖች ወደተለያዩ የመንግሥት መሥርያ ቤቶች ጉዳያቸውን ለማፈጸም ሲያቀኑ፣ የመንግሥት ኃላፊዎች ጉቦ ካልተሰጣቸው በቀር ጉዳያቸውን እንደማያስፈጽሙላቸው በአስተርጓሚ ስለሚነገራቸው፣ ለባለሥልጣኑ ሁሉ ገንዘብ ይሰጣሉ የተባሉት ቻይኖች ከዚህም የከፋ ሥራ ይሠራሉ፡፡ አብዛኞቹ ቻይኖች የባንክ ሒሳብ መግለጫ የሌላቸው ስለመሆኑ የአደባባይ ሚስጥር እንደሆነም ሪፖርተር ያነጋገራቸው ይናገራሉ፡፡ ቻይኖቹ አዘውትረው ገንዘባቸውን ወደአገራቸው የሚልኩት በባንክ በኩል ሳይሆን በከተማው ውስጥ የቻይና ሬስቶራንቶች ባለቤት ከሆኑት ጋር በመመሳጠር፣ በእነሱ በኩል በጥቁር ገበያ አማካይነት ገንዘብ የሚያስወጡ መሆኑን አጥብቀው የሚያውቋቸው ይናገራሉ፡፡ ጠጠር አምርተው የሚሸጡ ሁለት የቻይና ኩባንያዎች ሹዋን ሎንግ እና ጁ ሎንግ እንደሚባሉ ጭምር ተገልጿል፡፡ እነዚህ እንግዲህ ጠጠር ለማምረት ፈቃድ ያልተሰጣቸው እንደሆነ ይታወቃል፡፡ ከአትክልትና ፍራፍሬ ጀምሮ እስከ ራቁት ዳንስ ቤት ሳይቀር የሚቸረችሩ ቻይኖች በአዲስ አበባ መበራከታቸው እየታየ፣ በየጓዳው ያልተፈቀደላቸውን ሥራ በድብቅ ከመሥራት አልፈው በኢትዮጵያውያን ስም ፈቃድ በማውጣት የሚነገዱ እንዳሉም ወጣቱ በስብሰባው ወቅት ተናግሯል፡፡ በዘበኞቻቸውና በሾፌሮቻቸው ስም ንግድ ፈቃድ እያወጡ ለውጭ አገር ዜጎች የተከለከሉ መስኮች ላይ በመሠማራት እንደሚሠሩ ሲነገር የቆየ ቢሆንም፣ አንድም የመንግሥት አካል ዕርምጃ ስለመውሰዱ አስታውቆ አያውቅም፡፡ የቻይና መንግሥት እንዳይቀየም የሰጉ ይመስላሉ የሚል ስሞታ ለመንግሥት ባለሥልጣናት እየቀረበባቸው ይገኛል፡፡

    የቻይኖቹን የገንዘብ መንገድ የሚያውቁት የገቢዎችና ጉምሩክ ባለሥልጣን ኦዲተሮችና አካውንታንቶች፣ በአንድ ወቅት በቡድን ሆነው የባለሥልጣኑን ማኅተም በማስቀረፅ በየቻይኖቹ ደጅ እየሄዱ ከባለሥልጣኑ የተላኩ በማስመሰል ከፍተኛ ገንዘብ ይቀበሉ እንደነበር፣ ይህንንም ጉዳይ ለባለሥልጣኑ ኃላፊዎች አቤት ብሎ እንደነበር ወጣቱ የሪፖርተር ምንጭ አስታውቋል፡፡

    ባለሥልጣኑ ከውስጥም ከውጭም እንዲህ ለሙስናና ለማጭበርበር መጋለጡ ብቻ ሳይሆን በእውነት ለመሥራት ብለው የሚመጡት ቻይኖች የአገሪቱን ገጽታ በመጥፎ መልኩ እንዲገነዘቡት የሚያደርግ መሆኑ እንደሚያሳስበው ወጣቱ ተናግሯል፡፡ ‹‹ኢትዮጵያ በቻይናውያን ዘንድ በሙስና የታወቀች ሆና ተገኝታለች፤›› ያለው ወጣት፣ በትክክለኛው መንገድ ቢዝነስ ለመሥራት የሚመጡ ቻይኖች በየቦታው ሲሄዱ ገንዘብ እየተጠየቁ ደንግጠው እንደሚጠፉ ተናግሯል፡፡ በቅርቡ የዓለም ባንክ ይፋ ያደረገው ጥናት ሙስና በአገሪቱ ሕዝብ ዘንድ እንደሚሰጠው ግዙፍ ሥዕል የገዘፈ አይደለም ማለቱ ቢታወቅም፣ ዋናውን የመንግሥት ገቢ ሰብሳቢው አካል በከባድ ሙስና ወንጀል የሚጠረጠሩ ባለሥልጣናት ሲመሩት እንደቆየ ከሰሞኑ ግርግር ለመረዳት ተችሏል፡፡

    እንዲህ ያሉ ወቅታዊ የቻይኖችን አሳሳቢ እንቅስቃሴ ይፋ ያደረገው ስብሰባ፣ የተለመዱና ባለሥልጣኑ ላይ ሲሰነዘሩ የከረሙ ሌሎች ትችቶችንም ያስተናገደ ነበር፡፡ የማዕድን ዘርፍ እየተቀለደበት ነው ያሉት ከምሥራቅ አዲስ አበባ ቅርንጫፍ ግብር ከፋይ የሆኑ ነጋዴ ናቸው፡፡ ምንም እንኳ የከበረ ድንጋይ አገር ውስጥ የማይሸጥ ቢሆንም 20 በመቶ ኤክሳይዝ ታክስ እንደተጣለበት፣ ይህም ሳያንስ ለሚያመጡት ማሽን ቀረጥና ታክስ ክፈሉ መባሉ (መንግሥት ቅርፅ ያልወጣለት የከበረ ድንጋይ ለውጭ ገበያ እንዳይቀርብ ዕገዳ ጥሏል) መስኩ በማኑፋክቸሪንግ ዘርፍ የሚመደብ ቢሆንም፣ ባለሀብቶች እንደማይበረታቱበት ሲናገሩ ለውጤቱ ማሳያ ያደረጉት አገሪቱ በየዓመቱ ከዘርፉ የምታገኘውን የ4.5 ሚሊዮን ዶላር ገቢ በመጥቀስ ነበር፡፡ በአንጻሩ እንደህንድ ያሉ አገሮች ከኢትዮጵያ በጥሬው የሚረከቡትን የከበረ ድንጋይ (ከራሳቸውም ጭምር) በማስዋብና በቅርፅ በማበጀት በዓመት እስከ 35 ቢሊዮን ዶላር ገቢ እንደሚያገኙበት ተናግረዋል፡፡

    ከዚህ ሁሉ ባሻገር ሙስና ሲሠራ ያየና የጠቆመ ሰው ‹‹አንተን ብሎ ጠቋሚ›› ተብሎ መታሰሩን እንደሚያውቁ የገለጹት እኒህ ባለሀብት፣ ሥጋታቸውንና ምክራቸውን ጨማምረው ተናግረዋል፡፡ ‹‹ግድ የላችሁም እንተማመን ወንጀል ሠርተን የትም አናመልጥም፡፡ እናንተም የትም አታመልጡም ሰሞኑን እያየነው ነው፡፡ ለአንድ ዓላማ ከቆምን (የአንድ ዓላማ እኩል ባለድረቦች ነን የሚለውን የባለሥልጣኑን መፈክር በመንተራስ) ባለማወቅ የሚፈጸሙ ስህተቶችን ሆነ ተብለው ከሚፈጸሙት ጋር ለይታችሁ ተመልከቱ፤›› በማለት አስተያየታቸውን ያቀረቡት ጋስ የተባለውን የግል ኩባንያ ወክለው እንደመጡ የገለጹ ነጋዴ ሲሆኑ፣ ይህንን ቅሬታቸውን ያቀረቡትም ከሽያጭ መመዝገቢያ ማሽን ጋር በተያያዘ የሚፈጸሙ ቀላል ስህተቶችን ባለሥልጣኑ አክብዶ በማየት ለከፍተኛ ቅጣትና እስር እንደሚያበቃ በማስታወስ ነው፡፡

    ግብር ከፍለው የማያውቁ ሰዎች ግብር በመክፈል አበሳውን ከሚያየው ዜጋ እኩል፣ አንዳንዴም ከዚያም በላይ የጥቅም ድርሻ እንዲያገኙ መንግሥትም ዕድሉን እንደሚፈጥርላቸው የገለጹት ደግሞ ሚካኤል መኮንን የተባሉ ነጋዴ ናቸው፡፡ ከኪነ ጥበብ ሙያ ጋር የተገናኙ ሥራዎችን የሚያካሂዱት እኒህ ግለሰብ እንደገለጹት፣ መንግሥት በቅርቡ እንኳ ገቢያቸው ዝቅተኛ ለሆኑ ሰዎች በማለት የቤት ልማት ፕሮግራሙ ላይ ማለትም የ20/80 አሠራርን ምሳሌ ሲያደርጉ በዚህ የቤት ባለቤት ለመሆን ከሚመዘገቡ ሰዎች ውስጥ ግብር ከፍለው የማያውቁና ቅድሚያ ሁሉ የተሰጣቸው ሰዎች የሚያገኙትን ገቢ ጠቅሰው እንዲመዘገቡ ማድረጉን በመግለጽ ተችተዋል፡፡ በአንጻሩ ግን ከ151 ብር ጀምሮ ገቢ ያላቸው ሰዎች ግብር የሚከፍሉ ሰዎች ከማይከፍሉት ጋር እኩል እንዲጋፉ መደረጉን በመጥቀስ የመንግሥትን አሠራር ነቅፈዋል፡፡ ለግብር ከፋይ ቅድሚያ የማይሰጥ ብቻ ሳይሆን ማግኘት የሚገባው ጥቅምም በመንግሥት ዕውቅና ግብር ከፋይ ላልሆኑ ሰዎች ተላልፎ እንደሚሰሰጥበት ተናግረዋል፡፡ ባልተከፋፈለ የትርፍ ድርሻ ላይ የተከማቸ ፍሬ ግብር ከነመቀጫውና ወለዱ እንድንከፍል ተደርገናል (ምንም እንኳ መቀጫው ተነስቷል ቢባልም)፣ የጉምሩክ ዋጋ አሰቃይቶናል፣ የግብር ከፋይነት መለያ ኖሮት የፌደራል ግብር ከፋይ ያልሆነ ነጋዴ በክልሎች አሠራር መቸገሩን የሚተቹና ሌሎችም ስሞታዎችን ያደመጠው የባለስልጣኑ ስብሰባ በለውጥና ሞደርናይዜሽን ሥራዎች ዘርፍ ምክትል ዋና ዳይሬክተሩ አቶ አብርሃም ንጉሤ፣ እንዲሁም በምሥራቅና በምዕራብ አዲስ አበባ ቅርንጫፍ መሥርያ ቤቶች ኃላፊዎች ታጅቦ የተካሄደ ሲሆን፣ ከሌሎቹ ጊዜያት የባለሥልጣኑ ስብሰባዎች በተለየ መልኩ የተካሄደም ነበር፡፡ እነዚህ ኃላፊዎች ለተሰነዘሩባቸው ተችቶችና ጥያቄዎች ምላሽ መስጠት ያልፈለጉበት፣ ይልቁንም የቀረቡትን ሐሳቦች እንደሚቀበሉና በቀጣዩ ጊዜ ሲገናኙ ምላሽ የሚያቀርቡ መሆናቸው ገልጸው፣ ግብር ከፋዩን ያሰናበቱበት መድረክ ነበር፡፡ ከአንዳንድ ታዛቢዎች እንደሚደመጠው፣ በአሁኑ ወቅት ያሉት ኃላፊዎች በእስር ላይ ከሚገኙት የቀድሞ ባለሥልጣናት መታሰር ጋር በተያያዘ ድንጋጤ ብቻ ሳይሆን በቀጥታ ውሳኔ መስጠቱን እየፈሩ እንደሚታዩ፣ አንዳንዴም በአደባባይ ‹‹በሕግና በመመርያ ብቻ እንሠራለን እስር ቤት የሚወረወርላችሁ የለም›› እስከማለት መድረሳቸውን የታዘቡ አካላት የሚናገሩት ነው፡፡

  20. GS says:

    I have a fear. The egyptians are trying to come up a reason for the world that the dam should not be built. The agreed upon study is a backdoor. Money and infulence can by any scientist. Look US courts for expert testimony. The egyptians think they will not allow the kind of report that is created by the first panel of experts. We are going into a trap. We should standby what we have and continue negotiating side issue.

  21. Gezaee says:


    I have said many times; Woyanes lose lose theory again visiting us. Do not expect this from woyane. The only option to save the blue is to mobilize the public to protest to any agreement woyanes does. Otherwise, never expect woyanes to do anything good.

  22. Mario says:

    The renaissance dam is in the process 24/7 nonstop ! Nobody is going to stop it at all! Egypt had fired up in the past , once it knew that the government in Ethiopia is like the past chicken governments who don’t bow for anybody, then shose to accept Ethiopia’s term to cooperate!

    Gezaee, you don’t have anything to do so you are here 24/7 ranting! Woyane will be there whether you like it or not!

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