Dictator Meles Zenawi said his country is expected to achieve the World Banks’s (WB) lower-middle income level classification by 2015, under the recently launched development and transformation plan – a new strategy aimed at creating an ambitious 15% growth in the Ethiopian economy over the next five years.
By his country what Meles refers to is Tigray, not Ethiopia. To Meles Ethiopia is a country to be looted, not developed.
Also it is to be remembered that 15 years ago he promised that Ethiopians will eat 3 times a day in 10 years. (watch the video on the right) Now, 15 years later, millions of Ethiopians face starvation, while Meles and his TPLF mafia are amassing enormous wealth, most of which are being invested in the U.S. and other developed countries.
Conveying good wishes for the Ethiopian New Year 2003, which was celebrated on 11 September, Meles said that his country will join the lower-middle income category, provided that the nation successfully implements the five year growth and transformation plan set by the government.
He went on to say that – “Ethiopia will then be among the upper-middle income countries in the world in ten years from now.”