Goba February 19/2013 Construction of a museum being carried out in Medewelabu Woreda of Oromia State at a cost of 11 million Birr is well in progress, the Woreda Culture and Tourism Office said.
Office Head, Kassahun Haile told ENA over the weekend that 70 percent of the construction of the museum has so far been finalized.
Up on going fully operational at the end of this fiscal year, the museum will help the State to promote cultural and historical heritages of the Oromo People among foreign and local visitors, he said.
Kassahun said the museum, which is being constructed with the budget allocated by the regional culture and tourism bureau and with the participation of the public will have eight halls.
In the 13th century Medewelabu had served as a center for practice of the Geda system, an Oromo People administration system.
The Bale Mountains National Park, the mosque of Dire Sheikh Hussein, Sof Omar Cave, are among the historical sites and heritages in the zone.