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01/26/12

  10:59:09 pm, by admin, 1918 words  
Categories: Ethiopia, Yilma Bekele

Homeless at home – An Ethiopian story

Homeless at home – An Ethiopian story

By Yilma Bekele

That is not the worst that has happened to my beloved cousin but that is good enough point to start this tragic saga. I know you are the perfect people I can share this sad story with. I can picture you my dear Ethiopian cousins, upon reading the headline you will bow your head a little, tilt it to the left suck on your lips and make that peculiar hissing sound. Knowing that to be the extent of your sorrow and rage I am both touched and grateful.

My cousin is in deep shock. His once big and vibrant household has dwindled to a few young ones with no place to go. The once bigger than life, articulate, graceful head of the family now walks with his head down avoiding eye contact. His wife the most beautiful, generous, vibrant lady God has created has become a sickly woman that spends her days crying and praying. Their children left a long time ago.

Where the children went is another story to be told all by it self. I am not going to burden you with more sad tales. Let us just say no one left that Home in what is considered the proper way…..something like getting married, buying his or her own house or higher education. No, they all left in a hurry. No one was given a proper sendoff. They were dispersed into the four corners of the world. They have become what is known as the ‘Diaspora’ to use a modern phrase to describe those that left out of despair, been pushed out, nudged, escaped or encouraged to ‘leave’ while still alive.

Well because I write from America you are probably thinking that my cousin’s tragedy is a local event. You might think he probably got into drugs, became an alcoholic, was addicted to gambling or he was the victim of the economy or pure random bad luck. I don’t blame you. That does happen. I have seen many lives being ruined like that. I am afraid that is not the situation here.

My cousin became homeless in his own country. He was not a drug user, an alcoholic or a gambler nor did he lose his job. Did I tell you my cousin is a medical doctor? Yes, he is a highly educated, caring and productive member of society if that means anything these days.

He came from a good family. His grand father accompanied Emperor Minilk to the battle of Maichew in Northern Ethiopia. His father, my uncle never got tired of telling us the bravery of our ancestors. When ever we complained his response was to bring out the story of his father marching north walking bare feet, shield and spear as weapon and no food ration but resolved to defend what is his. We used to look at each other and snicker. Upon his return, King Minilk awarded him land to build on. Great uncle settled down and my cousin, the new homeless is his first child. He was the pride of the family. He never disappointed the clan. He lived up to expectations.

He acquired scholarship to a foreign land and returned back educated, handsome and a credit to his country. You should have seen the pride in my uncle’s and his mothers face when they saw their son wearing his clean snow-white jacket with a stethoscope hanging around his neck. They died happy. Their job was done.

My cousin inherited the house he was born in and started a family of his own. I am blessed with two nephews that I keep in touch with sporadically. They are the ones that left their home in the middle of the night. One traveled north to Sudan and now lives in Europe. The girl was accompanied south to Kenya and now lives in New Zealand. That sounds far. That was the day their mother died. Not physical death, but such agony that could only be understood by those that have children of their own.

My cousin and his wife settled to a life of getting old in an empty house. Migrating was not their style. They just wanted to die quietly in their own home. Well, they were resigned to it until now.

They are going to be homeless. The Ethiopian government is going to displace them from their home. The UNHCR will refer to them as “Internally Displaced Persons.” According to the UN the definition consists of two elements. 1) Coercive or otherwise involuntary character of movement 2) Such movement takes place within national borders. They fit both descriptions.

Even during the wholesale Nationalization without compensation crimes of the Mengistu era their house was spared. It was their castle. Their own liberated free zone. The Meles regime first demanded over $20,000 Bir to upgrade the Title and blueprint. They were forced to borrow to pay this arbitrary figure. There was no place to appeal. That was a few years back.

Today, as you read this my poor cousin was presented a bill for $350,000.00 Bir the price of the new lease. Ato Meles and his politburo have decided that amount to be the price of the land his house is sitting on. They have given him the choice to pay it or vacate. How these two retired elders will be able to come up with such outrageous amount of money apparently is not their concern.

The Mayor of Addis Corporal Kuma Demeksa and State Minster Mokria Haile were sent out to explain this new concept of leasing your own freaking property. The two TPLF errand boys have been trying to convince the people of Addis how this new Government sanctioned robbery is good for them. They have been wrecking their brains to convince the public to show enthusiasm while being raped by the TPLF mafia.

What gives the Government the authority to confiscate private property at will is a good question. The simple answer is it is legal. The laws of the land states so. Mengistu started the ball rolling when he was converted to Socialism and made taking what is not yours seem so natural. Ato Meles built on that foundation and added his TPLF’s Home grown enhancements. Callous regard for fellow human is the corner stone. He foresaw the possibility and made sure that the Judiciary he created would not one day mess with his plans. That is why the law prohibited the judiciary from looking into land issues. One can go to court to complain regarding the compensation amount but the Court does not have the authority to rule regarding ownership of land. The Law is clear on that. All land belongs to the Ethiopian Government. The TPLF Party runs the Government. Ato Meles is the de facto owner of the TPLF Party. You can fight all you want on what is on top but the bottom belongs to Ato Meles and his people. You Sir/Madam is subject to evection without notice. There is no appeal process, what Meles and his Party say is the law. No need to split hair, this is a fact.

Hold a minute, how about the Parliament you might ask? That has been taken care of. Kinijit almost rocked this important leg of ‘Revolutionary Democracy’ in 2005. Today it is working like a well-oiled machine. In fact it is ready to handle most situations without overt supervision. Ato Meles is in control of the Judiciary, the parliament and the Executive. He is three rolled in one!

The new Proclamation Land Lease Law 721/2004 is what gives Meles and TPLF Politburo the deeds to all land in Addis Ababa. How it came to be Law is a beautiful story all by itself showing us the workings of a Revolutionary Democracy up close. The Ethiopian Parliament returned from summer break and the President of the country gave a lavish dinner to members to welcome them from their vacation. While the exotic food was being served and liquor flowing like the Nile TPLF cadres were seen distributing the new proposal regarding land. The members were urged to study the brief.

They studied it overnight and the following day’s session of Parliament passed the Law with minimum fanfare. The people of Addis Abeba including my cousin were made home less by Parliamentarians that have not recovered from their hangover. Fifteen hours is the time it took our esteemed Parliamentarians to decide on such an important matter. That is Ethiopia in a nutshell.

I have been trying to come up with rational reasons why Ato Meles will risk getting the population angry at his Party. He has no choice. Running a criminal organization like the Ethiopian Government is a very expensive venture. Everybody has a handout. Most survive by corruption. The party needs money like a drug addict needs his fix.

We just have a very short memory. If you look back you will find so many instances where the search for more money has shown us the dark side of TPLF. To site a few: 1) switching lead and gold in the national Bank. 2) The disappearance of Coffee 3) the sale of part of Gondar to Sudan 3) the ‘Orphan’ adoption scam that generates millions 4) the maid trade to the Middle East 5) Lease of fertile and virgin land to foreigners. So on.

Regarding the new proclamation about Addis and other cities, according to Ato Israel Tesfaye a bureau chief in the Ministry of land Development and Administration the TPLF regime is free to give the land as gift, hold a lottery, ask for bids and lease the land they way it sees fit. You see my poor cousin’s land is in a desirable neighborhood. It became a curse.

The people of Addis were not consulted. The so-called ‘independent’ Kilils or Bantustans were not part of this discussion. The errand boys no matter how hard they tried they could not make the medicine go down easy. No one can explain how your own government can make you homeless in your own land. It is sort of surreal when you are told the house you father inherited from his father and you inherited from him is still not paid for. In fact today in fast growing Ethiopia you cannot afford your own house.

The regime got a few buyers in mind. The first in line is the dear Diaspora. They are the gullible that will pay real cash for stolen property. The local cannot afford any of that. Out of eighty million Ethiopians Seventy million cannot afford this insanity. Be it greed, ignorance or low self esteem those that left the country to make their life better are now destroying the life of those that stayed behind.

The abuse has become so much and frequent that we are completely desensitized to all kinds of atrocities. We feed the monster but we complain about it. We buy stolen property but when he sells it to the highest bidder we complain. Instead of building and strengthening our Associations and Civic Organizations, Churches, Mosques we break them apart and complain about the lack of unity. We make decisions based on Zer and Gosa, marriage, kinship, friendship and other trivia exposing our lack of convictions and stiff spine and we still complain and deny our role in this tragedy.

Hey the view that the sun revolves around the earth is just an alternative theory, right? You can add that selling land, selling people and selling country will bring peace and prosperity to that.

22 comments

Comment from: anonymous [Visitor]
anonymous

Mr. Writer

Don’t you get it?. TPLF is taking your family hostage and asking you or their diaspora kids ransom money?. You have got to pay the ransom and redeem them!.

BTW, if Emperor Menilik’s generosity to your grandfather by way of giving him handsomely the land (somebody’s land of course) for the compensation of the ’service’ he rendered to him [the emperor] was okay and commendable, why is it a crime (questionable) if Emperor Meles do the same thing for his servants?. Basically they are both doing the same thing at two different times.

if you were genuinely concerned for justice and fairness, you would have mentioned what has been happening to so many farmers in and around Addis Ababa who were dispossessed of their ancestral farm lands and forced to be homeless.

Your criticism of the ‘hodam’ diaspora who buy poor people’s land is commendable,though. You know this fact reminded me my own grand father. My grand dad used to be a well known patriot, may god bless his soul. While he was fighting the then fascist army of Italy, he used to sell his land to buy him ammunition. you know who buys the land my grand pa sells? They are fellow country men (the bandas) who he fight along with the their fascist master. Life was so good for the Bandas, they acquire lands from my grand pa. But my grand pa knew at his heart what his priority was. He was confident that he was going to defeat the Bandas and fascists. Defeat, yes he did!

01/27/12 @ 00:24
Comment from: LIDYA [Visitor]
LIDYA

IT IS ALL THE FAULT OF ETHIOPIANS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20-40 commonly known as THE MENGISTU HAILEMARIAM GENERATION . THEY HAVE NO SENSE OF TOGETHERNESS AND SUPPORTING THEIR GOVERNMENT In NECESSARY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS LIKE THE NILE RIVER DAM . THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO FORCE THEM THROUGH LAND LEASE LAWS AND LEASE DEALS TO GET THE EXPECTED MONEY TO SUPPORT THE DAM .

01/27/12 @ 00:59
Comment from: samnv [Member]  
samnv

It is very sad and what is next for this sell out banda western puppets meles and co,Ethiopian people need to revolt or at least some kind of show down to reflect the anger.
weyane is killing Ethiopia slowly but surely.

01/27/12 @ 01:17
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

No more comment .A naked fact how much the Invaders are looting the country and oppressing the peoples !!!So what ignorant diasporas as
Pig Ben and kilib Hypo Banda as Selomon are blindly arguing their so
called great achievements of their
leba master !!!!

01/27/12 @ 02:34
Comment from: heny [Visitor]
heny

Yilma,
“His wife the most beautiful, generous, vibrant lady God has created….”
Is she more beautiful even than that of Cleopatra of Egypt?
If you lie with this simple truth, no one will take you seriously with what you are writing about here. You are just a liar. ለራስ ሲቆርሱ አያሳንሱ ::

01/27/12 @ 05:59
Comment from: halima mohamed [Visitor]
halima  mohamed

well ethiopians this days are the most stupidest people i never seen in ethiopian history selfish and all they do just watch while their country is in huge danger by meles adminstration i’m marid to ethiopian man i’m UAE national for the past 14 years we have our place by hayatt but the government try to get to us by telling as lie we bout the place from the family that we trust and still contact evry day but they came up with totaly fabricated story then my husband contact higer outhority when they knew that we know big people they go away for good my qustion is how many poor ethiopians are going through under such bad leadership why where is that good name of ethiopia we know in history go i love that country but this days all we see is majority ethiopian are to poor and young beautiful girls on prostituation why the ethiopians that i know never like this before all i say allah save that country as i say even i’m UAE nationalmy kids and my husband are make me love ethiopia i hate to see the country value go down it is not big deal tall bulding all over first of all the people need to be happy my cuntry dubai never have tall bulding 14 years a go but my cuntry people was all treated equal and there was no mistreatment now my country be came good place to be again we all need to make cange to this type of leadership never get better

01/27/12 @ 06:19
Comment from: Fasil [Visitor]
Fasil

What a senseless person you are, heny. Why you hung-up on a simple description of once beauty than the main topic. Your behavior clearly reveals who you are. You are a senseless, rude, uneducated & illiterate bastard I have ever known.
This is really sad. My heart goes to the couples. I supported the government on some of his policies in the past and continue to do so. But the land policy is way out of line. I don’t really understand why the government is doing such atrocity to his people. Wouldn’t the government better of looking after his people so that the people will always support its ideas and administration?
Mr. Meles, I have been your fan but disappointed on the new land policy. I hope you use your executive authority and repeal this madness.

01/27/12 @ 11:29
Comment from: Zebbedy Ceequinn [Visitor]  
Zebbedy Ceequinn

Yes poverty is a global pandemic, as ethiopian’s who left our great country being the god given demi class, we now live as forth class citizens abroad, this in its self is unforgivable, but yet we suffer, we must understand running away from our responsibilitys as god fearing people to live out our lives as oppressed by enemy people the world over is not an option, we know we should never of left but yet we did our ancestors, had greatness and fortitude in their demeanour, but yet we have fell far short of this,being stolen away by the white man world idealism is nothing but a die hard senario of giving our melanin planet away to the nephilim arsenal of falsehood, deception, imposing,oppression, servatude,mulilation,fraud, and devilled
Warlock obsticles of destructive bondage.
We must come away from giving our selves life sentences of being the Babylon baby sitters on being bonded to their white slave catchers for their ends No No No.
Never suicide our aims and retoric, in seeing and understanding how we should be this is immperative for us to survive in this world where we ethiopians have been marked by the world and the nephilim as a trophy to be burnt as a satanist burnt offering, we must see our ethiopian time and never go escape goat our real demi classes who have been stolen human cargo to the 4 corners of the earth,
Poverty is an enemy pepole decree of divide rule and conker, with poisoning and murder thrown in to deconstruct Us as a race and creed.

01/27/12 @ 13:45
Comment from: Abalone [Visitor]
Abalone

Yilma!!! ayalmh ena
Who try to confuse ? I am in addis Ababa now
No one will pay leas if in your own house.
The only time you pay leas is when you buy a house the buyer has to pay not a seller
Your cousin didn’t tell the true
Now I am not meles or tplf supporter just to let you know
And I live in USA but own 3 houses in addis
Pleas don’t confuse our brothers
Grow up

01/27/12 @ 14:25
Comment from: ቤዛይት እንድርያስ [Visitor]
ቤዛይት እንድርያስ

አማራ ‘መገፋት ጥሩ ነው’ ይላል ሲቀጥልም ‘ምቀኛ አታሳጣኝ’ ይላል። ምክንያት ቢኖረው ነው። አዲሱ የመሬት ሊዝ ቀመር አማራውን በአዲሳባ ላይ ያለው ተጽእኖ ለመቀነስ ታስቦ የተሰላ ይመስላል።

እስከመቼ ‘እህህህ’ እንደሚባል አይታወቅም፡ እስከመቼስ አማራው ላይ የተከፈተው ዘመቻ እንደሚቀጥልም አይታወቅም የአማራውስ ጀርባ ምን ያህል ግፍ እና ብሶት መሸከም እንደሚችል ተሰልቶ የተቀመረ ነገርም የለም።

በርግጠኝነት መናገር የሚቻል ነገር ቢኖር ያኔ በበቀለኝነት እና በጥላቻ የዘመተው ወያኔ፤አሁንም በመንግስትነት ደረጃ ተቀምጦ ከእንደዚህ አይነት አባዜ ብዙም አለመራቁ ነው።

በውነት የአማራው ጀርባ ቆስሎአል፤ ጎርብጧል፤ በግልፅ በፖሊሲ ደረጃ አማራውን የማቆርቆርዝ ዘመቻ ተከፍቶበታል። ይህ ሁሉ በግልፅ እየተከናወነ የአማራ ደሀ ገበሬ ና ሰርቶ አደር የሚወክለውን አጥቷል፤ የሚሰማው የለውም። የክልሉ ተወካዮች እነ በረከት ስምኦን እና አዲሱ ለገሰ በዚህ ኩሩ ህዝብ ላይ ይቀልዱበታል።ተቃዋሚዎችም ቢሆኑ በውል ባልታወቀ ሁኔታ አማራውን ለመወከል ይቅርና በክልሉ ያለውን ችግር ለመወያየት እንኳን አይነ አፋር ናቸው።

ብዙ አማሮች ከሚደርስባቸው በደል እና እንግልት በሽተኛ ሆነዋል: ቃላት አጥተዋል: በንዴት ጨጉዋራቸው ተልጧል። ምን ያህል ብሶት በቂ እንደሆነ የሚታወቅ ነገር ግን የለም። እስከ መቼ አማራው በንዴት እየተንጨረጨረ መሬቱን፤ ጤንነቱን፤ ኩራቱን፤ ኢትዮጲያውነቱን፤ቅርሱ እና የአባቶቹን ገድል እንደሚገብር በውል የሚታወቅ ነገር የለም።

ብሶት ወለደኝ የሚለው ኢህአድግ ታድያ ኢትዮጲያ እነሱን ወልዳ መሀን የሆነችም መስሎት ይሆናል።

01/27/12 @ 19:51
Comment from: ejole bishoftu [Visitor]
ejole bishoftu

I wonder why wirters like Yilma praise the old leaders/shifta(like Minyilk, etc.These shifta have done so many bads rather than the good ones.They oppressed,killed,have taken the land of Oromos and gave to few Neftegnas.History never forgets this d
evil did.

Dear Yilma ,Minyilk is worest than Meles.You must keep this in your mind.

01/27/12 @ 21:39
Comment from: HaK [Visitor]
HaK

Here is analysis of a law expert on the proclamtion on the new land lease..It is imperative to understand what it is and its implications throughly before taking any sides or starting to pitch emotional responses:

“Conversion of old possessions to leasehold

The proclamation clearly declares that all land in urban areas shall henceforth be transferred in to lease system. Although many people are surprised by such measure, this idea was from the beginning, incorporated in the previous proclamation. It emphasized that lease system would be the cardinal landholding system in the country. The difference between the previous and the current proclamation is that the current lease proclamation attaches mandatory lease payment to the status. Transfer of land holding into lease system means that all land in urban areas, after being identified and registered by the municipality, shall be named as lease land and the holder shall enter with the government a lease contract that, among others, includes lease period and lease price to be paid. The lessee will then after be issued a “lease certificate” that shows name of lessee, land size, location, land use purpose, lease price, lease period and so on.

Although the timing of transferring all “old possessions” which were acquired during the Derg era and before as well as those acquired then after through informal means is not yet decided, the proclamation declares that lease payment would be made in the event of the following three situations: when land is transferred to a third party via a modality other than inheritance (e.g. sale, donation, and exchange), when old possession and newly leased land are amalgamated/merged, and when informal settlement land is being regularized.

The effect of transfer of land right or status of landholding in the event of the above three situations is that people will pay “lease benchmark price” (minimum lease price), which shall be set by every urban center, multiplied by the area of the land size. The calculation of this price takes into “account the cost of infrastructural development, demolition cost as well as compensation to be paid to displaced persons in case of built up areas, and other relevant factors”. According to an interview of a government official given recently for the Amharic Reporter, for example, the maximum “benchmark” lease price fixed for Addis Ababa is 600 birr. It means there are other lesser prices for other lower graded areas in the city. Hence, a person, who would like to buy a house built on 200 square meters area, will pay (200 x 600) 120,000 birr lease price. The initial payment will be no less that 10 percent and the remaining will be paid over a long period of time that shall be decided in the contract.

The concerns of the general public are whether or not land holders [old or new] would pay for their holdings even though there is no transaction of the sort. In other words, could they be surprised edby a load of debt of lease price without any activity of the above sort? The proclamation says that it should be decided after a thorough research is conducted in the coming four years. So, at least, it will not be a concern for now.”

source = http://chilot.me/2011/11/13/the-new-land-lease-proclamation-changes-implications/

01/28/12 @ 15:44
Comment from: A Diaspora Sad by the Diasporas [Visitor]
A Diaspora Sad by the Diasporas

Indeed Ethiopia is held hostage by a callous, money addict TPLF mafias regime. If there is a homegrown friend like TPLF and Meles who needs enemy?

Meles makes Mussolini a saint when it comes to Ethiopia.

Italy with its colonialist evil intention has at least built good roads and buildings during the 5 years stay. Meles and his mafia greedy callous groups are making Ethiopia and Ethiopians poor and poorer while they are coughing up money through their mouth and nose.

I agree the diasporas are also contributing to this cause. Meles would not have been addicted to money if he wasn’t getting it from the opportunist diasporas. They must start to think for the helpless who are suffering daily by the abuse of Meles because one day they are going to face them. Soon Justice will come either from above or from them.

01/28/12 @ 17:12
Comment from: Heny [Visitor]
Heny

Halima,
How dull. Do you think Nazret is qreta semi committee? Fuzo,

01/28/12 @ 20:34
Comment from: aster gemechu [Visitor]
aster gemechu

@ ejole please if u are oromo i’m an proud ethiopian oromo when u say minilik took land from oromo all i want u STOP //
coz with your vary small information u mess up the all oromo so u need to get to know the history of minilik he was one of the most gretest ethiopian hero and we all have special regard for him
he never give away ethiopian sea port for nothing from 80.000.000 million people hand as all ethiopians this days we hate melse adminstration so minilik is the father of all again my good friend due to respect stop puting great ethiopian defender and leaders next to dirty low life country killer woyane
ethiopians we will run them over vary soon the fire is burning under ground just wait // wait /then u see

01/28/12 @ 22:43
Comment from: Bad EPRDF Land Policy [Visitor]
Bad EPRDF Land Policy

It the worst land policy ever known in the world.

Even Cuba the last known Communist Country did not touch its people primary homes.
Actually Cuba is returning properties and houses that was confiscated during its communist revolution. EPRDF land policy is out of the jungle. It is as the one with guns steal and snatch.

I also know so many prople that lost their houses and become homeless due to Meles’s unusual bad land policy.

EPRDF is sharpening its teeth every day to go after people’s money, houses and property.

It shows how the government is so addicted and focused on snatching and stealing its subjects in the name of a government.
It has gone after any money generating business and property so far.

The question is, is it going to stop here or what is coming next out of Meles looting administration.

No one will excape form the looting. It is a matter of time.

01/29/12 @ 18:15
Comment from: Tadesse [Visitor]
Tadesse

Dear Yilma,
Although I oppose the new TPLF lease law on urban land, your information about the law is completely wrong and miss-informative. As long as your cousin is living in the house there is no bill or payment of the lease money. The case is, when your cousin wants to sell his property, the lease will be applied on the land, in fact. Hence, the buyer must pay the lease price in order his/her name to be registered as the new owner. This does not mean that the seller is free from loosing any value on his/her property, because the price of the property will be downgraded as a result of the lease cost.

01/30/12 @ 00:09
Comment from: ALEM [Visitor]
ALEM

Yilma,
I know your cousin very well I don’t think his family knows him like I do. No disrespect intended but he has been a gambling addict as long as I have known him. He had been going through money faster than a bullet.He has little to no knowledge of the concept of saving. I suggest you do some digging about him before anything.

01/30/12 @ 14:41
Comment from: Observer [Visitor]
Observer

HAK,

What the f**ken are you talking about. Who gave them the right to comeup with this garbage land lease and all the trash you were talking about. You have the f**kin parliament that is not fairly elected, you have a stupid government that was not ellected and you are talking about a fucking law. There is no law that is done by a legit government and any law it presents is irrelevant ones the government is gone. What they are trying to do is trying to move all the old settlers of the Amhara families out of the city and out of any possible power. All the BANDA Tigreas I talk to in America they talk about their fear of Amharas going back into power and they want to break their back to they will never be in power. That is what the TPLF BANDAS are doing. I have 4 family members they were given warning at first to build 4-7 stores build or they have to leave. When they comply and indicated they will they said they made a mistake it should be 7-10 stores, they said they will comply. Finally the government indicated they made a mistake again and it should be 14 stores or above. They family said they can’t afford to do that and now they have been given notice to leave. They are milking the public dry. I promise you all this will be a turning point to the public reaction to this Leba government.

01/30/12 @ 17:04
Comment from: Belay [Visitor]
Belay

My understanding about the lease law is like what Tadesse wrote above.

01/31/12 @ 02:55
Comment from: loonmalee [Member]  
loonmalee

This is fiction. I know you very well. Where is the homeless man ynow? I can find and interview him if you tell me where he is. If you cannot do this you are a lyer mr.

01/31/12 @ 19:24
Comment from: EPRDF Land Policy is Bad [Visitor]
EPRDF Land Policy is Bad

The so called

Tadesse

First this article is addressing the current problem people are faced with in Ethiopia. I said the article is true because I know many peope that have become homeless by EPRDF’s thievery land policy.

It is true EPRDF is forcing people out of homes that they built with their money and sweat. EPRDF government should not touch or force people so that the government can own it. It is a very bad and callous government.

Second government should not be the one to lease once land it never bought or own. It is absurd and right out of the banda’s looter book that government automatically takes over once land if one want to sell their house.

You are defending the indefensible law that never exist in the world but only in EPRDF lawless world.

01/31/12 @ 20:21

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