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Ethiopia's PM appointed Bereket Simon as minister of the new Communication Affairs Bureau
By Staff Writer
nazret.com - Ethiopia's Prime Minister appointed long time spin doctor, Bereket Simon, as the minister of the newly established Communication Affairs Bureau. The new cabinet level office will replace the recently abolished Ethiopian Ministry of Information.
Bereket Simon who has been serving as advisor to Ethiopia's prime minister is a close ally of Meles Zenawi and just like Ethiopia's prime minister, he has blood ties to Eritrea, Ethiopia's former province.
Bereket Simon is one of the most controversial and unpopular public officials in Ethiopia, in 2005, he was quoted as saying "anyone who incites violence, other than those elected, will have to face the law."
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