Jawar Mohammed | Teyiba Hassen | ODP
The Oromia Regional State, which has been the epicentreof public protest from 2015 to 2018 propelling the reformist government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and co. to power, was rocked by a new wave of protest this week in relation to a planned transfer of condominium housing units to residents of Addis Ababa, which was constructed in the outskirts of Addis Ababa inside the special Zone of the Oromia Regional State, The Reporter has learnt.
This time around,the protests were sparked after the Addis Ababa City administration’s announcement to handover thousands of condominium houses. The houses, around 55,000 units,were built in and around Addis Ababa City Administration,where some were inside Oromia Regional State’s special zone.
On March 6, 2019, in a ceremony attended by Mayor Takele Uma and a number of officials, Addis Ababa City Administration Savings & Houses Development Enterprise (AASHDE) announced that it will transfer around 55, 000 houses under the 20/80 and 40/60 housing schemes.