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Over 30,000 Jamaicans coming to Ethiopia for Millennium celebration
March 3, 2007
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENA) - Over 30,000 Jamaicans are expected to come to Ethiopia to celebrate the Ethiopian Millennium, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced here on Saturday.
More than 115,000 tourists visited Ethiopia during the second half of last Year.
Public relations and information department coordinator with the ministry, Dr. Solomon Ali told Ethiopian News Agency that the Jamaicans have informed the Ministry that they have begun preparations to come to Ethiopia.
The Ministry is undertaking activities aimed at making the tourists stay in Ethiopia comfortable.
The Jamaicans are believed to attract tourists from other Ethiopian loving countries, he added.
Dr. Solomon urged the public to demonstrate the usual hospitality to tourists coming to celebrate the Millennium.
Meanwhile, over 115,000 tourists visited Ethiopia from January to May 2006, he said.
Dr. Solomon said over 600 million Birr revenue is expected to be secured from tourists visiting the country during the period reported.
Some 1.2 billion Birr revenue was obtained from more than 227,000 tourists who visited Ethiopia in 2005, he said.
Ethiopia is securing a considerable amount of revenue from the tourism sector next to coffee and oil seeds’ export.
The Ministry is engaged in wide-ranging activities of increasing the revenue the country obtains from the tourism sector through promoting its tourist attractions, he said.
Ethiopia is among the 10 major tourist destinations in Africa, he said, and added that the tourism sector in the country registered a remarkable growth over the past decade.
“Some 1.2 billion Birr revenue was obtained from more than 227,000 tourists who visited Ethiopia in 2005, he said.”
Where did the money go? These bandas are robbing Ethiopia from left to right.
I have mixed feelings about the upcoming tourist “invasion".I hope the people involved in the “hospitality” sector are well- trained in defensive hygiene. Ethiopian women’s vaunted good looks make them targets of sexual advances which could result in STDs.
“Advice when most needed is least heeded".
We are tired of the bandas. But sooner or later all the bandas will go where they belong,may be to dark jail.
What a poor comment, Thunder!!!
It’s good to hear that many tourists r visiting our homeland.
How many Anbanians are expected?
Welcome 30,000 Jamaicans coming to Ethiopia for Millennium celebration.I can’t wait to happen until then.
Thunder you and others like you Amhara tribal baboon will bark and cry forever against Ethiopian development. Indeed the country had been secured Some 1.2 billion birr revenue from tourist in 2005 a lone. I can understand your frustration because your tribal thug ruled the country without no progress what’s so ever for the last 100 years. Now 16 years of EPRDF administaration, Ethiopian situation is changing dramatically at sound of speed every day. Can’t you see that blind? And yet Millennium is approaching and expected to be another 600 million birr revenue from tourists.
What can I say viva Millennium with great expectation a head.
Abet..Ewnet Kehhone Jasdesital…But, Turist Belaw Yemiterut Tewlde Ethiopijawjanen newEko Beteseb selam lemalet yemetutinem Turist Ejalen Kekoteren Awo eske 10Nja YeTuris agere enehonalen Gen Pure Turist Enekoter ketebale 20Nja bet Enehonalen.
What else can I say?
BRAVO Meles administration
that is 5286 dollars per tourist. It must be the most expensive country in the world to visit!
[worldtraveler, the amount mentioned is in Ethiopian Currency Birr. 1 USD = 9.24 Birr Oanda.com]
Welcome to the Future Christian Republic Of Ethiopia, brothers!
Good job if it is true and really if we use the income properlly and write way.
And we should stop to ask help from other if we have our owen good economy and income is that it?
God bles Ethiopia and the poor people
not the rober ledears pocket.
AGIFT FROM TPLF/AGAME GOVERNEMENT FOR MELLENIUM.
1.Stay in power by destroying the opposition and dividing the other political parties by all means possible,by all means necessary.
2.Forming Pupet,symbolic,false political parties,social organization ,false local and regional administrators as true political parties while in truth they are creation of TPLF /AGAME goverement.
2.Keeping and stregthing the economic power of TPLF/AGAME tribal group by looting,corruption,bribery and day light robbery of its foreign currency.
3.Strength TPLG/AGAME troop war machine strong by getting military support from USA as agent of war aganist terrorism in the horn of Afriaca.
4.keep the large population of the country poor,uneducated ,an organized ,terrorized and divided so there will not be any political challange.
ON THESE LAST DAY THE PRISIONORS SAY NO FOLLOWING REASON
1.No power monopoly of one tribal group over the larger population power belong to the larger pupulation choice.
2.No triabal and ethnic dictator ship rather freedom,jusctice and equality under the law for all.
3.Economic,educational,press and human right for all.
A DAY OF COMMITEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY,FREEDOM JUCTICE,LIBERTY FOR ALL WITH THOSE WHO ARE KILLED THE PRISIONORS AND THERIR FAMILY.
That is just a public propaganda perpetrated by the TPLF government. Most of us, including the Jamaicans, are not planning on coming to Ethiopia unless the imprisoned democracy leaders are freed and there is freedom in Ethiopia.
With our elected leaders in prison, it is a time of mourning for all of us and not of celebration.
The Ethiopians of the Diaspora and our Jamaican brother and sisters are planning to celebrate the Ethiopian Millenium rather in the US and Europe and not with our oppressors, the TPLF regime. Millenium Celebrations are already in the making in various big cities in the US and Europe.
NO MILLENIUM WITHOUT FREEDOM !!!
Tessema and bekagne
What a foolish neftegna mentality it is?
EPDRF ist the 1st Govt, who make our country full of Democracy and Freedom.
You have A racist policy, that will never exist in Ethiopia.
our People need at 1st Food not your Teretteret…
Your Derg and Amhara Time is gone,
Ethiopia for all Ethiopians ok..
It would have been fitting if you said Ethiopia for a handful of hateful, racist, skinny, locusts, with a number eleven on their eye brow. Askeyami werari, your invasion will be reversed soon
Mongols and Manchus come and go China always is for Chinese.
End the occupation now.
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