Building the Capacity of Competing Parties, Critical for a New Democratic Order: PM Featured

16 Apr 2018
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Addis Ababa April 16/2018 Strengthening the capacity of competing political parties and enhancing their involvement in the political course is imperative for consolidating a meaningful democratic system in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

While addressing some 25,000 representatives of civil society organization, youth and professional associations drawn from all parts of the country in Addis Ababa at the Millennium Hall, Premier Abiy said building a democratic system requires joint efforts of all concerned in carrying out their national obligations in line with the principles of building a democratic order.

In connection to this, he pledged that his government would work hard to make the upcoming election peaceful, free, fair and democratic.

Moreover, he underscored the importance of strengthening the justice system as one of the key pillars of establishing a democratic order with due consideration to the rule of law and administration of justice, the Primer noted.

He expressed the full commitment of the government in ensuring the right administration of justice and the rule of law.

The Prime Minister stressed on the current and future role of the youth in the process of the socio-economic development of the country and the decisive role to be played by the youth.

The government will make necessary improvement by identifying the underlying factors for the violation of human right and causes for miscarriage of justice.

Premier Abiy also indicated that the government will do everything to strengthen the national unity by ensuring the participation of the youth, women and other key stakeholders of the social fabric.

Furthermore, he assured that his country will work to improve the quality of education and work on the betterment of the livelihood of persons with disabilities by ensuring their participation in all sectors of the country’s development programs.

He stressed on the significance of quality education as the backbone of the country's multi-sector development.

The Premier had visited Somali, Oromia and Tigrai Regional States and conferred with the representatives of the public late this week.

He also hosted a welcoming banquet for opposition party leaders last Thursday, pledging to work together in the major national issues. 


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