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Guns drawn in dispute with Ethiopian housing agency

Following recent consolidation of power by Ethiopia’s despot Meles Zenawi and his wife Azeb Mesfin, several high-ranking and mid-level members of the ruling Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) have lost their jobs. Many of these TPLFites have been living in houses given to them rent free by the Rental Housing Administration. Now that they are no longer working for the “government,” the agency asked them to move out, which led to armed confrontations in some instances.

During the past few days, the agency has been trying to enforce its order by sending its staff accompanied by police officers who are armed with hand guns and eviction notice. In every occasion, the agency personnel and the police were chased away by the TPLFites who pulled out bigger guns.

The housing agency has also been going after several large, multi-million-birr houses that were confiscated during the Derg regime but later returned to their owners. Last week the agency told hundreds of home owners to evacuate, or else face forcible eviction. The agency’s reason is that the owners did not present enough evidence showing ownership. Many of the houses were returned over 15 years ago. One family Ethiopian Review associates spoke with has been given less than a week to evacuate, even though they have provided all the necessary documents that prove their ownership.

Meanwhile, after a great deal of public outcry, the Meles regime has temporarily halted its plan to uproot the St. Yoseph Cemetery in Addis Ababa.

12 thoughts on “Guns drawn in dispute with Ethiopian housing agency

  1. You are truly a gift of god to all Ethiopians. I like to help you and your staff financially . How can I go about it? You do a fantastic job as a reporter yet you never ask the public for any help.what a guy. May god bless you truly

  2. One can smell something fishy here, Meles’ regime is slowly but surely implementing its policy of ethnic cleansing in major cities. Meles has been openly speaking of ‘Neftegna’ elements who dominated the cities,,,, as the major reasons for the unpopularity of EPRDF. All the policies and actions (in the name of economic growth and development) after the 2005 election has the effect of selectively impoverishing and disenfranchising ‘undesirable’ groups of people.

  3. As it is difficult to settle the legal argument,the house owners should be given time until they provide evidence that the house belongs to them. But in a relaton with the former high ranking Woyanes,it is too hard to discuss with them. so i would suggest that the Rental Housing Administration must be given the right shoot.

  4. As much as melese is revered by his close loyalists as the brightest star in their midest,the fact is he is one of the few morally vacuaus person alive.Last week He announced the families of Addis to remove the remains of their loved ones in St. jopseph church before his government dump the remains in a mass grave.Today, the order of of many home owners to evacuate or face evection is unfathomable.

    One thing is is clear all that can be knowen about melese is already in our repertoire.If that be the case with us there need not be excuse for the right course of action against the regime.We need to have a convection about an issue as to give our life to defend it.The crisis of the moment is there is not such conviction among us.Left unchallenged by the uproar of public indignation,melese and his syndicate won’t leave anything debase the degnity of Ethiopians.

    There is such a thing as just war that must be waged agains EVIL. I believe this is the moment fast aproaching to bring the wrath and the might of Ethiopians against it and stop his madness. Meles’s decion to uproot and remove the dead body of Ethiopians just to generate revenue from this lot seals the faith of Ethiopins that life with weyanes is impossible. We must stop this dracula ,who probably is under the influence some dark power,before he leads the country to the brink of desaster.

  5. I think this is the beginning of the end of weyanes,in 2005 i remember kinigits Dr. Birhanu said these people made politics their life and it entirely govern them.that is why they went up to the gun point when asked to leave houses belong to the people of Ethiopia.
    thanks Elias, yosef may have been saved to those who need to rip.let us pray the Lord especially to the month of November that marked the sacrifice of brothers and sisters and bring the end of tyrany.

  6. Meles don’t know what the word fair means.For example he returned the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa to His Imperial Majesty Hailesselassie the 2nd families to win the Rastas votes in the begining of this year while openly selling other previously privately owned hotels and properties to the highest bidder for the last two decades.He didnot give a damn about the process of returning properties that were illegally taken from their rightful owners ever since he got power.A lot of advices were pouring down his way which he did not even bother to consider a single one of them.He must have just waken up but it is too late. The damage has been done to the extent it cannot be reversed specially not by him.He was favoring the TPLFites in all aspects making hard working , law abiding upcoming Ethiopians feel like slave to the TPLF in their own country . Those Tplf elites that learnt how to make easy money by corruption and robbery are not about to let their accumulated privilege evaporate.They rather see everything burn to the ground .ATFITO METFAT has been their motto all along.The only choice left now is to be ahead of the game and destroy all TPLfites before they destroy everything.

  7. ኢትዮጵያውያን ቆም ብለን እራሳችንን የምንጠይቅበት ብቻ ሳይሆን እርምጃ መውስድም የሚገባን ታሪካዊ አጋጣሚ ላይ ነን፡፡ለኢትዮጵያውያን ቅንጣት ፍቅርና አክብሮት የሌለው መሰሪውና ውሸታሙ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በልማት በእድገትና በትራንስፎርሜሽን ስም ከራሱ ስብስብ ውጪ ያለውን ኢትዮጵያዊ ለማደህየት ለማሰቃየትና ብሎም ጭራሽ ለማጥፋት በአልሞት ባይ ተጋዳይነት በሰፊውና በረቀቀ መንገድ እየተንቀሳቀሰ መሆኑን ከማንም ማስተዋል ከሚችል ቀና አስተሳሰብ ካለው ኢትዮጵያዊ ብዙም የተሰወረ አይደለም፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ በተለይም አዲስ አበባ ላይ እያደረጉ ያለው ነገር ከራሳቸው ስብስብ ውጪ ያለውን ሌላውን ብዙሀን ህዘብ ማፈናቀልና ማህበራዊ ኢኮኖሚያዊ ፖለቲካዊና ባህላዊ መሰረት ማሳጣት ነው፡፡
    ይህም በተዘዋዋሪ ዘር ከማጥፋት የሚተናነስ አይደለም፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ እኔ ከሞትኩ ሰርዶ አይብቀል እንዳለችው አህያ አላማውና ፍላጎቱ ይሀችን ሀገር ማፈራረስና ለባእዳን ሀይሎች ጥቅም አሳልፎ መስጠትና ህዝቦቿንም በድህነት አርንቋ ውስጥ ለመክተት ነው የሚፈልገው፡፡አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ለምን ይህንን ለማድረግ ፈለጉ ለሚለው ጥያቄ መልሱ ብዙ ምርምር የሚፈልግ አይደለም፡፡የመጀመሪያውና ዋነኛው ለኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ቅንጣት ፍቅርና አክብሮት ስለሌላቸው ነው፡፡ሁለተኛው ደግሞ አሳውን ለመያዝ ኩሬውን ማድረቅ እንደሚባለው የራሳቸውን ስግብግብና መሰሪ ፍላጎት በአስተማማኝነት ለማሳካትና ለማስቀጠል ሌላውን ከነሱ ስብስብ ውጪ ያለውን አብዛኛውን ኢትዮጵያዊ በማንኛውም አቅጣጫ ያለውን አቅሙንና ጉልበቱን ማዳቀቅ ነው፡፡
    አቶ መለስና ወያኔ የዚህችን ሀገር ውድቀት ለዘመናት ለሚመኙ የባእዳን ሀይሎች ዋነኛ የተዘዋዋሪ መሳሪያ ሆነው በባንዳነት በማገልገል ላይ ናቸው፡፡ይህንን ደግሞ እያስፈፀሙ ያሉት እጅግ በረቀቀ መንገድ ነው፡፡በአሁኑ ዘመናዊና ውስብስብ አለም ውስጥ አንድን ሀገርና ህዝብ ለማጥቃት ለማዳካምና ለማዳቀቅ የግድ ጦር ሰብቆ ጎራዴ መዞ ፊት ለፊት መጋፈጥ የግድ አይልም፡፡
    ስለዚህም ተስፋፊዎችና ባእዳን ሀይሎች ይህችን ሀገር ለማጥቃትና አላማቸውን ለማስፈፀም ለህዝባቸው ቅንጣት ፍቅር አክብሮትና ታማኝነት የሌላቸውን እንደ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ያሉትን ከሀዲዎችና ባንዳዎች በተዘዋዋሪና በረቀቀ መንገድ በመሳሪያነት መጠቀም ይቻላልና፡፡አቶ መለስም ህዝባቸውን የቱንም ያህል ቢያሰቃዩትና ወደድህነት አረንቋም ቢያስገቡት ባእዳን ሀይሎች ከንፈር ከምምጠጥ ባለፈና ለውጪ ለታይታ ከማውገዝ ውጪ የራሳቸውን ጥቅም በተዘዋዋሪ እስካስፈፀሙላቸው ድረስ ያን ያህል ጨክነው የከፋ እርምጃ እንደማይወስዱባቸው ጠንቅቀው ያውቃሉ፡፡እባብ ለእባብ ይተያያሉ ካብ ለካብ እንደሚባለው ነው፡፡ብዙ ኢትዮጵያውያን ያልገባንና እየተሸወድንብት ያለነው ይህ ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ባእዳን ሀይሎች በእንደኛ ባላደጉ ሀገሮች ውስጥ የሚፈልጉት ለህዝባቸው አክብሮት ፍቅርና ታማኝነት ኖሯቸው ዲሞክራሲንና መልካም አስተዳደርን የሚያሰፍኑ መንግስታትን ሳይሆን የሚፈልጉት በተቃራኒው የራሳቸውን ጥቅም የሚያስጠብቁላቸውን እንደ አቶ መለስና ወያኔ ያሉ ዱርዩና አምባገነን የሆኑ አሻንጉሊት መንግስታትን ነው፡፡ከውጪ ለታይታ ዲሞክራሲንና መልካም አስተዳደር እያሉ ቢያደናግሩም እውነታው ግን መቼም ቢሆን ስለኛ በዚህ መንገድ ተጨንቀው እንደማያውቁ ነው፡፡ቢመርም እውነታው ይህ ነው፡፡

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