A speech Addis Ababa mayor Adanech Abiebie gave at the beginning of this week is the latest such controversy that has caused a furore. She said the phenomenon constituted an unacceptable security risk and that no one stood to benefit from it. The blatant infringement of the right to liberty of movement jeopardizes the bedrock of Ethiopia’s nascent democracy—the rule of law. If Mayor Adanech has any semblance of respect for the people of Ethiopia, she needs to offer them her apologies. If she feels she cannot do that, she should do the honorable thing and resign from office.
Source: Ethiopian News March 18, 2023 07:53 UTC