The differences between the communities in certain parts of Ethiopia have been cited as the major reason behind its deadly ethnic violence, and that the nation is witnessing over the last couple of years.
Members of the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission, established one year ago, met with PM Abiy to go over and review progress of actions undertaken, according to the data from the Office of the Prime Minister.
It’s stated that the discussion includes the development of a strategic plan; forging partnerships with various entities and groups, stakeholder consultations in various locations and taking targeted interventions after battle in certain pockets of the nation.
“After reviewing the critical milestones presented by agents of the commission, PM Abiy provided leadership in how to further strengthen actions by focusing on the potential & capacity of the commission to perform key tasks through creating goodwill,” twitted the Office of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Reports reveal that one of the reasons for the recent clashes between different communities consist of various narrations and histories, which branded certain cultural groups as oppressors of other ethnic groups in Ethiopia.
One of the steps taken by the reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to power about two years ago include organizing a commission with spiritual and respected figures in the society to repair the narrations and bring peace among different communities. To attract national consensus, the nation has also been engaged in revising its history books over the last couple of years though the approach isn’t yet finished.