Addis Ababa October 11/2017 The House of Federation has approved the result of the self-administration referendum held in eight kebeles (sub-districts), where the Kemant and Amhara people have co-existed.
According to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), seven of the eight kebeles voted in favor of the existing administrative, while one kebele - Quaber Lomye - preferred to join the Kemant self-administrative zone.
The Kemant who live inside the Amhara regional state gained self-administrative status two years ago.
The referendum held last month in the eight kebeles where the Kemant and Amhara people have co-existed was to choose either joining the Kemant self-administrative zone or to continue in the existing administrative level.
Some 20,824 people in the kebeles, took part in the referendum held in September 2017