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Ethiopia: The Access Real Estate saga which exposed the pernicious lies of ESAT
By Tadeos Anteneh
When the surprise but brief arrest of Ermias Amelga, the beleaguered head of Access Real Estate was announced last month, the cause of his arrest would have been obvious to the hundreds of customers who accuse him of letting them down by failing to deliver their long awaited dreams of owning homes that they could call their own.
His company, ARE, had collected cash advances in many cases the full amount of the purchase price to build and deliver apartments in 12 to 18 months in some of Addis Ababa’s highly sought-after locations.
To the dismay of nearly all 2000 or so customers across 11 construction sites, the company that Ermias has founded and led since 2008, however, completely missed the tight delivery schedules it set itself relentlessly advertising to lure customers desperate to put roof over their heads.
In fact, customers who spoke in the wake of Ermias’ one-day detention saw his arrest as the potential onset of bigger and perhaps long running lawsuits which may have been looming for quite some time.
However, in what must be a dramatic twist to the story, the Washington based pro opposition ESAT radio took to the airwaves on Tuesday 19th February claiming the arrest was proof of tacit government efforts to re-engineer in favour of ‘Tigreans’ the composition of players in the lucrative real estate sector.
The commentator Sisay Agena responded to carefully crafted questions by the host Mesay Mekonnen who didn’t hide the bigotry of the 5 minute broadcast as he went about echoing politically charged unverifiable claims aimed at one ethnic group.
According to Sisay, Ermias was but the latest casualty in the state’s long term plan of driving out non-Tigrean businessmen and women who have worked their way to the top - many of them with established reputations as ‘successful’ and ‘visionary’ entrepreneurs at home and abroad.
The ex-army lieutenant-turned-tabloid-‘editor’-turned ‘political pundit’, all through sheer dogged ideological antagonism to the ruling party, spun on end without proof about how a whole neighbourhood in Addis Ababa has suddenly turned into an exclusive settlement for those who have hailed from Tigray. A comment he made in open reference to uptown Bole Medhanealem which he dubbed Region 1.
Sisay had, of course, no quantitative or qualitative data to substantiate his hateful assertions. Not a single proof to justify the outrageous claim. His calculated anti Tigrean slander (intended to reach Ethiopian audiences in the country and outside) only listed the names of non-Tigrean businessmen known to have failed foul of the law as evidence for the allegation.
Ayat Real Estate’s Tessema Ayalew serving a prison sentence following tax related charges among others and Leikun Berhanu a former president of Awash International Bank also convicted of a foreign exchange mismanagement offence as well as Tekalign Gedamu another banker implicated in the loss of 57 million Birr at Abyssinia Bank were all names Sisay Agena bandied to justify his toxic internecine hate message.
None of these men were of course Tigreans and their court appearance and conviction (with the exception of the latter) had nothing to do with their ethnic background. Their fall from grace and subsequent imprisonment or exile was the outcome of their own misconduct and/or failure or incompetence to discharge the duties bestowed on them by customers and shareholders who trusted them with their money not to mention the general taxpayer which was put out of pocket by their unsavoury business practices.
The fact is there are Tigreans who had felt the full force of the law when they were found in contempt of it. The case of Askallucan Trading’s boss Girmay Yihdego is a perfect example. He was hunted and arrested from his hiding in Germany in 2010 after he swindled travellers to the tune of 40 million Birr by promising to secure them entry visas to South Africa and tickets to the 2010 World Cup.
Similarly, in 2010 when the Addis Ababa City Administration penalised real estate companies who had breached the terms of their land lease, Tekleberhan Ambaye and Samuel Teklay both businessmen of Tigrean extraction, had their land lease agreements terminated in much the same way as others’.
What’s more, there is no evidence to suggest that the Ethiopian real estate sector; from which the Access boss is allegedly being forced out by political pressure (according to ESAT) is being dominated by any single ethnic group.
The truth is despite its troubles, we are told Access Real Estate still remains a major player in the housing construction market despite the significant contraction it finally announced in the past couple of weeks as it prepared to abandon plans to commence construction at 30 of its project sites across the capital for purely business reasons (although that itself is now being denied by the CEO, Ermias Amelga).
But Sisay, who has got his own scores to settle with not just the ruling coalition but also with those who hail from Tigray in general, was not interested in finding out the truth. So he made no effort to check the veracity of his unfounded claim before rushing to spout it out live on air.
When the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) stopped Ermias from being chairman of Zemen Bank and banned him from serving in any senior position in the banking industry last year, the man who was elected to be director of that bank Tekle Alemineh received a harsher restriction banning him from taking any position in any bank. Though not entirely confirmed, rumour has it that Tekle himself is of a Tigrean background. And if confirmed to be true, it seems at least on this occasion his ethnic affiliation has not spared him the more punitive action.
As former colleagues testify, Sisay mislearnt the tricks of the journalism trade by dreaming up stories in the ‘Kat’ fuelled news rooms of Addisu Gebeya a short walk from the streets of Piazza where he used to spend his days gathering gossip in bars and cafes teeming with middlemen, retired fellow army officers and armchair critics of the regime. While there is nothing wrong with harvesting stories in this way, it is the prime requisite of any respectable journalist to carry out checks before printing lies and half-truths.
His record of going and in and out of prison on charges ranging from defamation to pure fabrication of lies in his days as ‘editor’ of the dust gathering Amharic tabloid Eth’op partly explains the underlying lack of professionalism which characterises the sort of journalism that cost him the licence to operate as an editor and publisher in Ethiopia’s feral private newspaper business.
However, politicising anything and everything that happens is not the folly of just one or two Ethiopian journalist types in the service of disgruntled politicians as all the hacks are in ESAT. It is a glaring turpitude from which many have been unable to grow out of as conscionable eyes and ears of Ethiopian society.
The trouble is such skewed take on events tilts perception among audiences who give credence to the shallow, the politically partisan and the opportunistic in the Ethiopian media. Unfortunately that adds to the problem of distrust and suspicion that exists among Ethiopians at home and abroad.
The Ethiopian political landscape may be dominated by elite which stands for the nurturing of ethnic harmony through the strong expression of individuality and diversity rather than through the suppression or amalgamation of those diversities for fear of weakening national unity.
Yet, whilst it is every citizen’s right to oppose or support that belief, it is not up to those in the business of informing society to promote ideological bias by taking sides on one or the other side of the political divide. But that I think is where the fundamental defect lies for ESAT’s journalist types who toe the lines of their political masters in what is but a complete abandonment of their own self declared editorial independence and promise of providing ‘reliable and accurate’ information.
Otherwise, their reports and comments wouldn’t be painting a simplistic misleading picture of apartheid Ethiopia where one’s fate is determined by the accident of their ethnic identity. An appallingly misleading claim which does not stand up to a reasonable scrutiny but one, which if left unchallenged, will have catastrophic consequences for ethnic harmony in the country that we all call home. Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” And so it is incumbent up on all of us to challenge the lies of those who seek to sow the seeds of discord and division among us in order to achieve their political objectives.
THANK YOU NAZRET FOR EXPOSING ESAT AND ITS SILLY ORGANIZATION AND LIES!
Thank you nazret and shame you ESAT!
This is good article for BAHRENAGSH!!
Shame on those opposition media they dont contribute to development in Ethiopia
Ato Tadeos Anteneh!
What are you talking about? Of course, we all know that Ethiopia is a victim of an apartheird system with a government primarily dominated by individuals from the Tigray region. That is a fact that you can to your bank.
Are you, in your right mind, trying to defend an apartheid government that is indefensible? If that is your intention, I would say you are out of your mind.
The majority of the real Tigray people themselves are also the victim of the apartheid system since everyone in the Tigray region is not a beneficiary.
I trust ESAT for my daily news. No matter how much you write and try to discredit ESAT, ESAT is still our eyes and ears. Sorry, Ato Tadeos Anteneh!
Ok, his detention was not something you can call what ESAT called. However, gov’t has charged him (out of the law); land lease price for land he bought from private citizens- before the new law that enforces this practice is even master minded. They basically made him pay for land twice - trying to extract money and make him bankrupt. that is part of the reason that he is struggling to deliver. And that is ethinically motivated.
I dont think the question here is whether these peoples are guilty or not guilty[They deserve to be punished for wanton act they perform]. The question here is these laws need to be applied to every citizen impartially. could you please explain why every time the law applied , “Non-Tigreans” are captured, while we all know the ground truth.
What is all the politics about this guy. I was in Addis last year we paid access real state full price for one of the house in apartment complex. It was supposed to be delivered this year January but it didn’t let alone that the sight didn’t have any kind of construction undergoing even this month. There are families who did pay the complete price two years before me. They didn’t get any. Do you think this guy should not be accountable for this did? If he was in USA think what will happen to him. leave politics when it doesn’t matter.
ESAT is not a neutral media.In this regard i support you writer. ESAT is one sided who dissiminates hates among Ethiopians and it belongs to G7. But what you mentioned in your article does not justify the purity of EPRDF whose members are corrupt.
you are siding the government which apparently categorizes you are not in the side of the TRUTH and people of ETHIOPIA:
Good job Nazret for fair showing this fact no one under any circumstance get away with this kind of bogus business and then blame everyone for their own nonsence.To ESAT no one can build a bridge to nowhere in ETHIOPiA only somewhere in Alaska or we Ethiopia can’t afford to finance the big dig Washington style and the Billions $$$ dollars fighter jet.
This is article is spot on. To be fair, however, the case in the early to late nineties was totally different. The playing field is more leveled now (though some well placed tigreans still get preferential treatment but not to the extent it used to be 10 years or even 5 years ago).
ESAT will keep harping on the “Tigreans looting us blind” sob story because because it works like a charm. It is a smart media strategy for ESAT to look for “ethnic lining” in every story even when there is none.It enrages the average uninformed Amhara/oromo by shutting down his/her rational brain and awakening a darker hateful instinct in all of us. ESAT is just doing its job. In political warfare everything is fair.
No wonder Nazret never cover Muslims anti-government protest.
@ asteway, unlike your name, you couldn’t even see your self contradicting comment for failing to see the meaning of apartheid for one and for categoricaly rejecting any fact or proof accepting ESAT as your sorce of word of god.
YICHI NECH MASTEWAL! Telacha kale mastewal yelem, mastewal kelele demo helina yelem malet new wedaje
Interesting. The only way to get to the truth is to wait till Ato Ermias is given the ultimatum. Get out or go to jail. Then he will tell us what really happened. Not to discount he may not be delivering on time, which is true to all these developers, I will bet he did not pay something to the thugs of the GOE. As for ESAT’s attempt to create ethnic tension, it shames the newscaster and is unforgivable. Still, it is nothing compared to Mele’s ethnic federalism. Shame on ESAT for not getting their facts but lets wait and see who is going to take over Access RE.. cause I believe they got his number.
ESAT ESAT ESAT ESAT the lier born to be wushetam ye chat kamiyoch grups.
@ Tsila Hula
What’s is the point here? Are you saying is lying about Tigre domination in Ethiopia? You must me stinky woyane.
I will donate money to anyone who want to deport all Tigre’s back to Asmara and re-unite them with their lost CAUSINS.
Let’s all unite and get rid-off Tigre/non-Ethiopians.
ESAT may not be a very reliable source of news on Ethiopia. Rather it is a money making entity for Tamagne Beyene. What can not be denied as well is the fact that Tigreans are at the head of every government agency including the priesthood. They are given preferential credit, given preferential permits for all new businesses,and given preferential treatment for purchases from the privatization agency. When the AU building was constructed, it was under Chinese leadership, but the workers were bussed in from Tigrai.
I love esat sisay….from megenagn to meskel square 90% of the buildings are owned by tigrayans … where did they get the money???????
WHY do you sound like a wounded animal when you can come up with your own supportive argument about ESAT.THIS is the problem when you and your kind just swallow every little garbage that this so called media outlet spews.I know you have a brain that is somewhere in your body just find your brain and separate it from your emotion that is if you want to live long and see your so called beloved country.
grow up and think like one. ETHIOPIA HAS CHANGED SO DEAL WITH IT.NO army or in your case no mouth piece will change the corse that ETHIOPIA is on ,not you not the traitor almatiam or your lovesmiten ESAT
“it is the prime requisite of any respectable journalist to carry out checks before printing lies and half-truths.” Just like ETV journalists right? Haha, what a funny article.
I am not a wounded animal at all, as you stated. I am just fine; I am just speaking the truth like ESAT does.
When ESAT reported first about the death of Meles Zenawi, you guys labelled it a liar. But, we now know that ESAT had been reporting the truth all along.
Actually, it is the TPLF government, Bereket Simeon, and ETV that need to be investigated for not telling the truth to the people of Ethiopia about the death of MZ.
ESAT is just fine and enjoying a world-wide support currently. That is what made individuals, such as, Tadeos Anteneh, come out screaming foul!
You are nothing but, “the devil’s advocate". What the evil Tigrayans (woyanes)did to non-Tigryans so far since they took power is indefensible.
How shameful it will be to come in defense of the refined Apartheid system they put in place against non-Tigrayan Ethiopians? Will you defend that too?
Here is the thing: Unless people like you and woyanes stop ruling Ethiopians by lies and deceit, the rest of us will never stop telling the truth. How about that?
Please leave victims of injustice alone. Victims or not victims, non-Tigrayan Ethiopians know who is who and what is just and unjust. I do not think they need such a make-believe testimony here.
In closing, here is an African adage that fits your narration. “The witness of a rat is another rat".
Someone has to rule, people! We all can’t lead this country. Before the story used to ‘who got something?’ now the story is ‘who got more?’ You gotta be thankful haters! Ofcourse the one who paid more got the more ladies! …….. people rule this Earth, ……….. rule Ethiopia. Source: conventional wisdom.
TOLA- 100% support your idea, kick them out of our country.
“I will donate money to anyone who want to deport all Tigre’s back to Asmara and re-unite them with their lost CAUSINS.
Let’s all unite and get rid-off Tigre/non-Ethiopians”
If Tigreans are kicked from Ethiopia, which Ethiopia? By then this country should be name Kenya or Sudan lol. But seriously Tigrians belong in the spot. Axum (and ofcourse Lalibela),Ezana, Kaleb, Geez, Yard, Ezil, Araray, ‘Derfi mis Gualay’, Nejashi, Yiha, Yohannes, Alula, Adwa, Meles ……. what else? Come on! We deserve it.
Liers,hassawi Feger,wushetam Amharay!
Amharay ena shinfla aysedam……
you can easly check the amhara character by watching Esat
Mimi-shint mewtat embi alesh endie ?
anchi ena beteseb endatbareru Timboch!
WUSHA YEWUSHA ZER !!!
What a joke ,as this Banda childish argument none agazi goat herders own any bole Raod Buildings ,EFFORT is not controled by the evil widow ,the Blood Sucker Sebehat Nega has never herd of Wogagen Bank ,none Tigre Mafiosis own business in the country .
TPLF is the poorest political party in the country .Why not Agazi bandit officilas walking bare footed ,with only 100 birr of Salary /month .Their family and relatives just living on goat herding and korkoro Lewatch the same as by the past times…LOL !!!!! This banda stinks more from the Azeb Gang ,the Amice Bereket ’s gangs and the Sheraton whorshipers groups such as Pig Ben ,the Viper Mimi the Adgi Forum and Bandalandonline Thugs . Thank you ESAT for making known to the public Agazi Bandits hidden agenda
by denouncing the Tigre Mafiosis Ethno based socio economical and political Apartheid .
Tell me how many individuals suffered because of ASKALUKAN? he got 40 million Birr fraudulently and the verdict was not more than 4 years. So this is fair verdict to you(the writer)?
Take the blinders from your vision,
take the padding from your ears,
and confess you’ve heard me crying,
and admit you’ve seen my tears.
Hear the tempo so compelling,
hear the blood throb through my veins.
Yes, my drums are beating nightly,
and the rhythms never change.
Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.
By Maya Angelou
Tadeos, what is your real name, by the way? When you last time wrote about the disappointing performance of the Ethiopian real estate business in general and that of Access Real Estate (ARE) in particular, your article gave me the impression of a balanced reporting because there were some facts you highlighted which I personally knew about. I cannot, of course, confirm the veracity of all claims and accusations packed in the article, as this is not expected from readers, who trust the source assuming the latter does the reporting professionally and based on facts.
Now, it seems that you, as a journalist, if you are one after all, are abusing this valuable trust. I can see you hiding under the skirts of frustrated citizens, who are victims of undelivered promises by ARE, and shooting at your presumed enemy – ESAT. This is typical woyane style and extremely sad. As much as I believe that ARE should be legally held responsible for its failure and undelivered contractual promises, I am also inclined to believe that Ermyas is being sabotaged by corrupt officials, whom you are undoubtedly rendering a relentless service.
As in most cases currently in Ethiopia, it is the grass suffering for which I am a living witness, when the hyenas (not the grass-eating elephants!) are fighting for what they have never worked for. At stake is my saving from many years of hard working with the hope to finally have a roof over my family’s heads. Oh fellow Ethiopians, what have we done to deserve this?
Tadeos, you have a big problem with your conscience. You can not see the failures of this government. But, you try to discredit the voice of the voiceless, ESAT indirectly defending TPLF and its mouth ETV. Shame on you !!!
Eyassu ,go back to your own desperate rocky land full of Bandas of your own Agazi Stinky medias ,TPLtv ,Weslata ,Adgiforum ,Bandalandonline etc….Agazi Ass Hole ,Agame Cockroach ,Anbetta Banda .
TPLF has a big problem for appointing only one ethnic group for the top position of government jobs.The majority of the country’s economy also controls by one ethnic group.ESAT also has not been fair and balanced for covering news about Ethiopia.Only bad news count as news for ESAT.They don’t report when Ethiopia builds large hydroelectric dams but they have breaking news when one Kebele of Addis Ababa is blackout.They don’t report when Ethiopia builds thousands of health centers and millions of people gain access to health care,but they have big news coverage if a malaria epidemics appears in one Woreda of the country.No news coverage when Ethiopia builds thousands of schools and many universities,but they have big news coverage when one university students protest because of food problem in their Cafeteria.Both TPLF and ESAT are unfair and biased!If they want continue as a political organization and a news media in the future Ethiopia they have to listen their people’s voices.
We all know that Tigres now control the business in Mercato. They have systematically uprooted the Guragie from even the smallest businesses by deliberately bankrupting them with series of ‘Memmerias’ and ‘tax awages’. One of the worst things they do is imprisoning successful business men in the name of VAT etc and taking over the same business. (and Tigrai online was not even afraid to mention they do that deliberately).It is just a matter of time before all this anger explodes before their eyes unless they change this dangerous attitude of having everything for them.
The fascist woyane cadres are screaming to the top of their voice because ESAT is ‘burning’ them. The truth always irritates these scum of the earth woyanes. May the truth prevail. ESAT prevails.
ESAT = YE-DEDEB DIASPORA TV
What do we expect from ESAT, It’s simple the so called news agency main principle is based on pro-dereg, pro-group of friends, and always aganist any types of Development in Ethiopia…to me this junk, tabloid, their tactic to survive by the name of ethiopia one day will END.
Adgi ,amice wusha banda .Knowing that your agazi masters are in trouble your are simply crying as a dying goat on the way to be slaughtered .Time to pack your things and go back to your Eri Motherland than stinking patriotic free forum of discussions with your usual Lies and Fairytales .LEKAMMI ,MOLATCHIA ,BOZENE KEBT BANDA !!!!!!!
Mimi (Sebhatu ?)….LOL !!!!
ETV = Ye ADERBY BANDA MESEBASEBIA .
ADGIFORUM = LE AGAZI ANBETTOTCH ,
Gebre Wettu ,ESAT Ye Ethiopia Hizb Ayenena Djorro nehu ,not as your Agazi propagandas outlets supposing fooling peoples with Empty Speeches .
Does this mean that you do not have ears and eyes of your own?
Thus you are ewr + denkoro (dida)
“Israel, Obama, and other people’s oil”
If the US stops Genie Energy from going ahead with oil contract, it invites the wrath of myriad pro-Israel groups.
“Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, “Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task right here at the Temple.” So they began by killing the seventy leaders. “Defile the Temple!” the LORD commanded. “Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!” So they went throughout the city and did as they were told.” (Ezekiel 9:5-7 NLT)
hyena if peoples in the country are denkorro because your Agazi masters wanna to keep them in ignorancy ,dida because they are musled by the Goat Herder Bandits and Tigre mafiosis .So why ESAT is finally here to open their Eyes (Ke ewurenet awteto) showing them the way to a brighter era of peace and Freedom .ESAT YE AGAZIN MENGA EYAKATELLE ZARE LE HIZBU BERHANE HONEWAL . AGAZI SLUT TOOTHLESS HYENA
DEDEB BANDA !!!!!!
Esat is like it’s name….a fire that will engulf Ethiopia IF and when it gets a chance..
ESAT is simply an extention of the now tired Eri-TV..
A tiny island Cyprus is going bankrupt as we speak, and they said if some one couldn’t bail them out, the whole global economy woud be affected.
Amazingly this tiny nation is only 0.2% of Europe’s economy, with one million people, and 40% of bank accounts held with none residents.
The most frietening part is if they go bankrupt the govt will take all bank saving deposits of individuals no question asked!
Anyone with bank account in Cyprus?
Let them gossip each other in the name of Ethiopia which is pathetic rather than facing the reality and doing the right thing.
What I have to appreciate and also give some credit to the Ethiopian government and also ETV is that for telling us about German’s President Visit in Ethiopia with the message to transfer clean Energy and greening Ethiopia. German is the leading development partner to Ethiopia despite there are lots of aid propaganda intended to cheat the people thinking about them on Ethiopian TV and other medias too often about aid from England.
We are saying all along to the Ethiopian government and people about having close relation with Europe mainly Germany, France and the likes from Euro Zone. We also are saying and still asking the Ethiopian government and people to make every possible effort to have a very close and solid relationship With Russia. No nation has a very long historical, cultural, economic and political relation with Ethiopia than Russia. Russia has done lots to Ethiopia including during Atse and derge era giving education to tens of thousands Ethiopians for free and building the country despite cold war was an obstacle to see the benefit.
now and in the future Russia and other Slavish nations will be benefiting Ethiopia in many ways including Ethiopia can export all her quality flowers, fruits, vegetables, Cloths, Shoes and so on to Russia.
Of course Africa, China, Japan, Korea, India and the likes will be always in our mind that no one would take their place in our heart. Because of them, Ethiopia is become the way she is. They will be always remembered for being such good and useful friends and allies to Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian government must continue learning and copying good things from China and implementing in Ethiopia based on with the Ethiopian situation. Transferring power within every 10 years is one of the many best things to learn from China.
Big love to the great and generous nation of Japan. They are smart, nice and respectful people. when they come to Ethiopia, they are easily and quickly integrating with the Ethiopian ways unlike the English lead west trying to impose their values on us in our country.
today a lots of buildings are being built in addis and other cities, therefore it will be natural to see the owners come from different ethnic background. if you ask deep and see who owns which building you will find out it is a tigre, gurage, oromo amara welamo etc not just tigre as its alluded by esatoch.. this doesnt mean to deny tplf led by tigrians dominate the country political and military power.it does! the problem with esat presentation is they assume people like ermias to be innocent simply because they are not a tigre but that is dangerous and a diservice for the people of ethiopia. and if you think about it how this people became millioners if they were victims at the same time. doesnt that contradict itself. in ermias case it is not clear exactly what happened, after all it is business and it is ethiopia we are talking about.
በጭፍን ለምታወሩ እንዲህ እንላለን፦ ውሾቹ ይጮሃሉ ግመሉ ግን ጉዞውን ይቀጥላል።
I smell pure jealousy of Nazret.com by the success of ESAT. ESAT is the voice of the voiceless Ethiopians at home that includes the poor Tigres in Tigray. While Nazi.com turning into Woyanne website like EthiopiaFirst, Aiga Forum, Tigray Online etc. EAST success will continue triumph, and The above Leba woyane called Tadeos Anteneh no where near excellent journalist like Sisay Agena and Mesay Mekonnon. You bastards jealousy will kill you destroy individual character rather than focusing on the bloody system of corrupt woyane killing the country. I have direct debit with ESAT account, I’m more than happy to pay for ESAT every month, and I’m not the only one and my brother in law friends etc. you go kill yourself with Jealousy. I used to respect Nazret a lot very disappointed posting woyane propaganda.
Erer_Bekentu ,before opening your stinky mouth ,go back and revise your own History who did creat your Ethno-Mafia Firm (TPLF) and the goat herder Agazi bandits milicia forces .The response is clear as a clean Water :SHABYA…LOL !!!
dagme ,ye woyane gimel gin ,tekekelegnaw aktatchia tesinot beketeta wode gedel be megwaz layi yigegnal….LOL !!!! Be ESAT ye nesanet wolafen la lemekatel sil yehone ende be endezih Ayenet huneta Layi endih yemibaknehu…LOL !!!
Can ato Tadeos Anteneh explains why Woyane companies below never been audited let alone going to prison????
Mega Net Corp
Hitech Park Axion Association
Fana Democracy plc
Ethio Rental Axion Association
Addis Consultancy House
Birhane Building Constructio
Sheba Tannery Factory Axion
Africa Insurance Axion
Global Auto Sparepart
Experience Ethiopia Travel
Addis Engineering Consultancy
Hiwot Agriculture Mechanization
Berhe Chemical Axion
Rahwa Yebegina Fiyel Export
Almedan Garment Factory
Mesfin Industrial Company
Mesob Cement Factory
Almeda Textile Factory
Saving & Loan
Ezana Mining Development
Addis Pharmaceuticals Production
Tana Trading House Axion Association
Dinsho Share Company
Tigrai Tagai Association
Brook Chemical Share Company
Dashen Beer Factory
Express Ethio Travel Service
Tigrai Development PLC
Computer Networking Technology
Amhara Meleso MaquaQuam
Berhan Building Construction
Star Pharmaceutical Importers
Guna Trade Services
Oromia Credit Bank
Adwa Flour Factory
Tikal Agri Tigrai
Alage Forest Products
Sebhat Nega PLC
Dima Honey Processinf plant
Zeleke Agricultural Mechanization PLC
Tikur Abbay Transport
Beruk Tesfa Plastic Factory
Aberdele Animal Export Company
Hey AZ, you think Meles, Azeb & Co. keep their billions there? KakakaHA!
addis zemen [Visitor]
A tiny island Cyprus is going bankrupt as we speak,..”
This article is a little biased as is GOE’s ETV, as is ESAT. what we have here ladies and gents is, a “failure to communicate” both sides are right rarely, both are wrong constantly. But both are 100% ethnocentric. If this guy, Ermias, was a tigrian he definitely would have been riding a different wave, my opinion. Being that as it may, communication is the key my people.. GOE is ethnocentric, ESAT is as well. They are both wrong. I for one choose not to engage.. Etv nor ESAT? They are both not what Ethiopia should be a representation of. What divides us should be political and not Ethnic I am sure the nazret member guys who seem to turn pro woyane by the day will agree that the opinion of one does not necessarily mean it is true. Really. I’m sure they also know the right of the individual to his/her view should be respected. But I vote GOE’s Etv is more wushetam than ESAT. Furthermore, we should demand ESAT clean up its ethno views, remarks and accusations or else we will turn off our TV/Internet.. cause you are turning us OFF. ESAT should hold a value better, cleaner and higher than that of Tplf’s GOE ETV, if not why bother to be in the same field playing the same game? What say yo’ll?
PS: AZ and group, like the Challenger said if you do not behave he will delete, goes for all sides right Mr. member? Just passing on the warning given only to one side, to reach the other.
Lets get real!
I can’t comment on this article because I didn’t have the time to read it. However just browsing thru some of the comments, a few things jumped at me.
@Yonas- “Ofcourse the one who paid more got the more ladies! ” wow! what a chauvinistic attitude, my bro. Don’t know where you are coming from but you don’t buy ladies!! Then i noted your other posting “If Tigreans are kicked from Ethiopia, which Ethiopia? By then this country should be name Kenya or Sudan lol.” I don’t exactly understand what you mean by this, because it doesn’t make sense however, it sounds very like the divisive postings that are typical of you. Tigreans are Ethiopians and nobody wants them out! The few thugs who are ruling DO NOT represent Tigrayans! Ethiopia will survive the apartheid system that is imposed on it and come out united and stronger! They say what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger! What is in it for you if all the tribes are at each other’s throat?
‘Independence and promise of providing ‘reliable and accurate’ information’ I wonder how he can expect the ESAT currently operating under complete blanket policy of prohibiting any indepedent investigation. Most of the people who run ESAT are people who were unable to do journalistic work in the country. I do not see any reason why they do not have to provide as much as information possible they could get hold of. Always there would be two version of a story. Most of time the govt does not avail itself to provide the other side of the story. In such circumstance, I do not see ESAT has any option than to report rumour as story. In current Ethiopia, nepotism is rampant. No body deny that. If you hail from the region most of the current regime officials belong, it would be natural to see favouritism. As an Ethiopian civil servant, I have seen myself when a tigrain born person is given every contract without any public bid. Ethiopia is a country where government is deeply involved in what one could call the petty trade, strangling every other venues for ordinary citizens to earn decent life from reputable business venture. Recently the installed none functioning prime minister proposed the university students to work in cobble stone industry as daily labourers. The reasoning the prime minister offered was that the university student would save money from cobble stone work and they would establish enterprise. However, the writer of this post very much doubt the feasibility of such justification. As far as my knowledge is concerned one would not earn enough money to save from cobble stone work. the current govt should be the source of all the problems in the country not the vice versa. Let the TPLF govt open democratic principles in the country. One of these is allowing press freedom. Please blame the regime not ESAT tv which simply trying to provide independent news in as much as possible way in current tight circumstances in the country.
according to amharic saying ‘fish starts to smell from its head’, and all our problem emanate from the govt we have now in the country. ESAT please do not be disappointed by people who simply blame the innocent just to gain priviledge from the ruling junta.
Can you tell me one business man that is put in Jail for fraud or business mismanagement? Name me one you idiot. Go and fool someone else you dumb leba. All Ethiopians know about you leba Tegras and we don’t believe anything you said. You have fooled many people for too long now your game is up and no one will believe you anything you said even it is true. It is a matter of credibility. Every Ethiopian knows you and Tegrays like you are all full of crap and nothing else.
Yes we do need a media that broadcast the correct information to the public so that the public can use the infomation to solve any problem as it happens. The public has to be able to ask a clarification as needed too. There is no reason to favor one media over the other if they do their job following the journalizism ethics. Other wise it will be cosidered as a cult to beleive one media is the only correct and the others are not. We have to learn from our invironment how much the media is responssible to any misleading information they broadcast. We have to apprecaite their work based on their work not name or a group they present. Thank you.
TEDDY the moron,
STOP BARKING AND START TAKING YOUR MEDICATION. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY FOR YOU TO GET IN THE PROCESS OF BEING CURED AND NOT YOUR USUAL INCOHERENT, IDIOTIC AND DELUSIONAL MUMBO-JUMBO.
ESAT has been formed, and funded by an external/internal enemies of the Ethiopian people just to spread a baseless propagandas…
Their “BERIE WELEDE” lies wouldn’t attract any normal human being, but those crazy individual whom are dependent or being a play stuck in such kind of manufactured stories….
However, their propaganda wouldn’t change the reality of the today’s Ethiopia that the Ethiopian people are working hard to transform their country from poverty and backwardness to have a prosperous and a civilized sociaty…
God bless the world!!
Adgi ,time to go back to your own Amice_Agazi websites than jerking for nothing on a FREE PATRIOTIC MEDIA .Addicted to Agazi Bandits empty speeches and Baseless propagandas .
For a recycled cockroach Banda like you ,Democratic rights ,Free Medias and open discussion are simply wild words ; than Talaku Tigrai ,EFFORT ,Azeb Mesfin ,Adgi Forum ,Sebehat Nega ,Bereket Simon ,
Bandalandonline.com ,Weslata News Agency,Bale raeyu Meri ,Mimi Sebehatu ,Alahmoudifirst.com ,Fake Renaissance Dam Bonds ,WoyanETV ,Little Tyrant HMD…LOL !!!DEDEB TCHEBERRE WUSHA BANDA !!!!!!
Keep barking Tigray this Tigray that because all of you are lazy and jelousy people.
The heroic Tigray people gave you freedom after sacarificing hundred thousands of thier children.
The heroic Tigray people are working hard to liberate your dirty coward ass from poverty while you are working hard wishing us all evilness.
The heroic Tigray people are protecting you from various powerful enemies that you cowards will never dare to fight.
The heroic Tigray people are sharing power with all ethiopians,despite non of you cowards scarificed your selves to defeat the largest army in Africa.
It took the ordinary Tigray people sacarifice and meager resources to defeat the largest army in africa and stabilize the country.
No dirty Gurage,Dirty Gonderes,Dirty Eritreans have one ounce of the bravery,kindness,fairness of the heroic Tigray people.
We will deport all of you dirty cowards who are wishing ill to the brave ,gallant Tigray people back to where you come from.
Because the heroic Tigray people are the true endgenous Ethiopia people that protected all of you dirty Gurages,Dirty Gonderes and the rest of ethiopia people from various would be powerful foreign & domestic invaders.
Keep on dreaming wishing ill to us in the end we will see who will laugh last.
Just in case you cowards forgot how brave,fierce are the people of Tigray let me give you a reminder of our bravery fierce war fighting culture that oblitrated,crushed,destroy that our enemies such as the following—-
JEBHA/ERITREA liberation front
SHABIA/eritrea people liberation front
I.C.U(islmaic court union/moqadishu
Al ithad/islamic terror groups
these and others would be Tigray/Ethiopia enemies were CRUSHED DESTROYED ON THE BATTLEFIELD by the heroic master of war the people of TIGRAY.
ASTEMKA HAZOM ,is what AGAME WAR LORDS say to AGAZI tigray fighters that knocks out the teeth of our enemies on the battlefield.
Who wants to battle us the heroic AGAME PEOPLE who are known to worship the Tigray people before any so called gods.
Long live TIGRAY PEOPLE!
Long live honest EThiopians!
Betbethu ,so for you the then Siad Barre ,Mohammar Kadhaffi ,Numeiri ,Sadam Hussein ,Afez Al Assad and Hosni Mubarak ,including Issayas Afeworki ,Pakis Jihadists ,Saudis and many more Arab Emirs and Tyrants are the most best friends of Ethiopia .Who most of them armed ,trained and gave many more financial and materials assistances to your Goat herder Bandits …LOL !!!!GENA MINU TAYTO YE ETHIOPIA HIZB NESANETUNENA BEHERAWI KEBREHUN ESKETEGONASSEFFE DERES ESAT YE AGAZIN MENGANA BANDA AKATELLO LELIBO YAGAYATCHEWAL !!!!!!!
He should have known a long time ago. It is a little known secret that the Kleptos running the country has been at odd with this gentleman starting from his days at Access\Zemen bank
It is too late now; they are zeroing on him. the northern Hyenas and vultures are already hovering over his remaining assets.
AGAZIT WOMAN [Visitor],
What a loon. AGW/Halafi, you are totally fakd in the head.. wow.. woman you need help cause that dejachwebe sefer thing you do, got you pretty screwed up.
WOW my bro. ,you should read what you just posted ,,,,,You just proved my point.YOU believe everything ESAT sprays as fact and you want me to believe you and ESAT to be telling the truth? This is proof for you and your kind that
you all will be heros for yelling and cyber bulling while your country moves on. I will leave you with this ,what have you gotten out of 22 years of yelling just one thing please…….YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF SO CALLED ACTIVIST IN JAIL…….. YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF FOOLS PRETENDING TO BE JOURNALIST IN EXILE…. SHOULD I SAY MORE ,DON’T THINK SO
Woyannie released all political prisoners in Tigray in advance to the big woyanne meeting.
Why the same is not applied the rest of Ethiopia?????????
ato Tadeos Anteneh please explain where is the fairness???
you are trying to justify corrupt tribal bandit system by going on and on about one non-Tigre individual rather than condemning the rotten stinky system.
Toxic Extremist Diaspora “Fools and Idiots"…. This nazret.com put a little dent in your perfectly built up world of ignorance and hate didn’t they…..?
Cry on “Fools and Idiots"…. Cry on…..
Toxic Extremist Diaspora “Fools and Idiots"…. This nazret.com post put a little dent in your perfectly built up bullet proof world of ignorance and hate didn’t they…..?
Cry on “Fools and Idiots"…. Cry on….
Ermias is great man he is victem of woyane look all of you act stuppid here
I know his famíly to Well his wife brother all of them have property here on addis. Tigre màfia try to control. Evrything in ethiopia you all never get it.
Tadeos Anteneh must be a Tigrean or a servant to Tigrean Ruling elite. Ethiopian say “FES YALEBET ZELAY AYCHELEM"…The preson who wrote the above article, who may have changed his name just like his masters, only want to prove the oppostion struggle is based on hate, which is a propaganda for idiots. Whether one likes it or not….there is an ethnic aparthied in Ethiopia…the rulers being from Tigrai….The idiot even attempt to tell his readers as there is a rule of law in Ethiopia? His delusional self serving propaganda is nothing but the barking of criminals and their associates. Enough!
The writer Tadeos is the main attorney, for the Looting Shifta circle at Arat Kilo.
He has to be one, otherwise how can he write such filthy article about the good intellectual,business minded, Ermias Amelga!!
As for ESAT,
ESAT is the only “eye ” & “ear” for all of us expatriates. The TPLF “hooligans” don’t like when their secret agenda is exposed by ESAT. Now we see all the cyber cadres are “ganging up” on ESAT.
If it wasn’t for ESAT we would have been in the dark, so to speak, about our motherland.
I agree with Mesfin B, I’m not easy guy to get brainwashed by anybody unless I see there is fair truth in it, ESAT is not propaganda machine for a political party, ESAT reports the reality on the ground plus gives good analysis based on evidence, and ESAT makes interviews with the person concerned such as Sebhat Nega, Merara Gudina, Gambella leader etc. ESAT’s source of news are ordinary citizens in Ethiopia who have no voice in the past. ESAT announced Meles Zenamwi death a month in advance before government official announcement. Lebba woyane ass has been exposed by ESAT. viva ESAT!!!!!!!!!
Mesfin B [Visitor]
You are a Shabia Cadre why don’t you leave to your desert and mind your own business.
You lost hope in your barred land and now you think you can make Ethiopia hopeless! IDIOT ARAB SLAVE!
Extraidiot-Assab Already Sold For Shabya ,why don’t you fetch your own family Back Ground than barking days and nights against patriots ,crying as your Donkey bros Adgi ;Shabya ….You and your thuggy bros are the most Shabis ,Agazis ,Issayasist ,Racist ,bandit ,Stupid …LOL !!!!!
Tadeos Anteneh who the fuck are u? are you one of the woyeane kit lash? or fucken agameeeee? you must be banda tigrea. Nazret must be the woyene mouth piece…..
አቶ ኤርምያስ አመልጋ የ አዲስ ዘመን ባንክ መስራች የሆነ የ ቢዝነስ ሰው ነው::
ወያኔ አዋቂ ሰራተኛ ሰው ሲያገኙ በምን እናጥፋው ብለው ያሴራሉ::
ዳሩ እነሱው ፈላጭ ቆራጭ የሆኑ ግብዞች ያለነሱ በ አገራችን ሰው እንዳይኖር በመጣር ላይ ይገኛሉ::
ኢሳት የ አገራችን አይንና ጆሮ ሁኖልን ውጪ ለምንኖረው ኢትዮጵያውያን የ ወያኔን ጉድ በግልጽ ያሳየናል::
የ ኢ ህ አ ዴ ግ ን በደል ሌብነት ቁልጭ አርገን ያወቅነው እድሜ ለ ኢሳት ነው::
የ አገራችን እስላሞች ንቅናቄ የታየው በ ኢሳት ዘገባ አማካይነት ነው::
የ ሽፍታ ጥርቃሞ በ አራት ኪሎ ተሰግስገው ሲያስሩ ሲቀጥፉ እናም ሲስረቁ የማይታወቅ ምስሎዋቸው ነበር::
Ermias is a white collar criminal since his days from Zemen Bank and there are ample evidences with Access Real Estate’s failure on delivering or keeping its promises to almost all its clients. Although Ermias deserves to be incarcerated for the many crimes he committed he has the regime’s people on his payroll and has been let out through the revolving door reserved for tplfits and their askaris. As to the tigrean elites controlling the economic sector there’s no better example than EFFORT (so called tigrean endowment registered under the ministry of justice to avoid paying taxes or get publicly audited) having over 80 billion dollar companies making profits for the tigrean masters in unfair field of trade in Ethiopia - whose Chairperson is none other than the dictator zemawi’s wife azeb, publicly declared to industrialize tigray at the expense of others in Ethiopia. So no one in his right mind should try to remotedly argue that there is no ethnic aprtheid system in tplf’s Ethiopia today. Btw, Tsehay and previous Bank Governor and founder and long time Awash Int’l Bank (AI’s President Leikun became targets by ethnical apartheid regime because AIB became very profitable and tplf’s Wogagen and Alamoudin’s Dashen would like the pie for themselves. ‘nough said! http://allafrica.com/stories/201211190035.html
Has Ermias fled the country leaving hundreds of shareholders and people whose payments he collected to build houses ? Apparently 2 weeks since he left the country and his customers are flooding his office for refund.
A massive swindle if he manages to get away with his money leaving customers and shareholders stranded !! Massive fraud.
we all know the tigrian are killing ethiopians and ethiopia all of you out there keep caling ESAT lier NO ESAT telling the truth
ermias is great ethiopian he have so many enemy out there all tigrian team up on him they the one control the country they push him .you all ethiopian out there try to understand what is going on in country
A patriotic Diaspora Media who let TPLF supporter as Mekonen Abebe exposed his point of view ,interview even the evil Sebehat Nega can not be considered as one sided .It’s certainly not Woyane opponants like Dr Berhanu Nega even Seye Abreha who would be interviewed by ETV or any of their ass hole medias .Didn’t Pig Ben himself publish that his website is opened to any point of view …LOL !!!To this sellout Banda who is laughing on himself by calling Sisay Agena as Derg Remainant ,time for him to watch this link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdaVKltk_O8.
Hey Ahya ,what about Adgiforum and bandalandonline.com Cracks addicted ,ye Fiyel Tebakkina ye korkoro yalesh shekalli tebiawotch messebassebia ,azebfirst.com ye sheraton sheik hotel ye whisky melekyas atchalatchina ye kelewatch gora…LOL !!!ETV :Hoder Ader ye Kebtena ye Agases Meterakemia…LOL !!!!!
To the bunch of TPLF Thugs with their Gilgel bandas we invite them to watch this link ,where they coould have the chance to understand the real meaning of a Free Press Patriotic Journalist .First of all ,the real meanings of the Ethic of Journalism :http://ecadforum.com/ethiopianvideo/esat-latest-videos-ethiopian-satellite-television/
Sisay Agena was the one who spoiled the Hiland water when he was working in Ethop(remember when Ermias was so sad by tabloids), and do not be amazed when Sisay is trying to defend him. He is confessing to ESAT for his sin that he had done by hurting the Amahara Business man. Now Sisay is Vindicated(ESAT)
alubalta ,who the hell has asked you to spread such childish rumor ,the evil widow ,Pig Ben or Mimi Sebattu…LOL !!!!!
Please give us some facts about Eryias Access Bank. You know banking real-estate laws are backward in Ethiopia, it the pre-1933 depression of United States. The only way Ermias could have done well is had to perform on step ahead of the TPLF government. This people mind set is still communist they have no clue about finance and banking. If they understand your business model they would duplicate themselves, if not they will be your partner, if you refuse you would go to jail. Don’t forget the most important capital in Ethiopia land is still in the government hands. As ESAT you need to have enough to re-check your resource. I again please share with us an independent media in the World. None of this western media outlets are independent and un biased CNN liberal media, CNBS liberal media BBC owned by British government, Alzeria owned by a UEA. China and Russian news outlets, I am sure you know who owes ETV, WALTA and Aigaforum. Please share with us what we don’t know.
do you really think that is a childish rumor? no it is not, it is in fact behind ESAT staffs. Politicians are changing side evertime, you embrace them when they come to your stands and hate them when they are not. In reality they are not on your side or they were pushed by others. Please believe in reality not by false rumors
Why everyone talks about politics about Ermias and its feudo empire. Are you stake holder. i wait for 2 years to see my dream home and i am the real victim. simple at that. no more politicising it. Ermias if your reading this blog please give me my 1,600,000 birr. I don’t hold grudges, you are ARADA
Ary you sure Ato Tadios? Did you know what you are trying to say who you blame? It is like fooling all of us here and friend victims. Please come to your sense!!! What ESAT and Sisay said was real and correct. You are so dumb and need data like the 11% growth of our Econmy. Do not waste your time. Try to use your time. Hope you are paid for this. This is pity.
alubalta ,I have never heard peoples considering Ethiop as a tabloid but more as a nice paper making serious inquiries before publishing any kind of informations .Of course it was unusual ,in a country where peoples are used of one sided informations most of the Time for the sake of the Ruler,a new type of Journalism has made its apearance .Also never heard anyone acusing Sisay Agena for spoiling with his papers the private life of this guy .
Thanks Nazret FOR EXPOSING ESAT AND ITS SILLY ORGANIZATION AND LIES. ESAT is a terrorist under basement Tv station anyway. What do they contribute for their country instead of spreading lier…lier.
This is not about ESAT but of the level of corruption in our country.
It is like the saying.. “Teketel alekahen, temelket alamahen..” I have done a bit of investigating on the dude and found out he is a slippery slope. Still, for all the crookedness and embezzling he did, he had the backing of government officials. If that was not so, he would never have been able to do what he is doing for so long and avoid being exposed. As such, he is doing what the alekas of the nation allow him to do. He pays them, they let him do it. Get the picture?
This is the growing economy the woyanes on this site try to sell. This type of white collar crime is called “business” It is the norm in Ethiopia. It has become acceptable to steal so long as one does not go against the politics of those holding power. It is sad Ethiopia has become ripe for such predators, so many of these high end criminals aided with officials of the GOE have become very wealthy in the mean while Ethiopia has become the corruption capital of Africa. I’m sure the so called 11% growth is as corrupt as those who make it up.
The truth is Tigrea domination in Ethiopia past 20 years is unquestionable. So Mr. Writer stop lying - may be you are one of them.
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