ESFNA finance head resigns

The finance committee chairman of Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA), Ato Abework Abay, has announced his resignation today citing financial irregularities, lack of transparency, and ineptness on the part of the chairman and many of the executive committee members.

Abework explained in a letter of resignation today that payments were made without proper approval and documents. In one instance, an individual was given a $2,000 tip in cash.

The vice-chairman, Ato Abiye Nurelign, has told his colleagues that he is also considering resignation.

Meanwhile, the Ethiopian community in Atlanta is organizing a boycott campaign against the ESFNA annual event that is scheduled for July 2011.

ESFNA has been on a downward spiral ever since it was hijacked by the agents of the Woyanne junta who have made the organization a political tool for Ethiopia’s despot Meles Zenawi.