Ethiopian premier begins 100th assessment of ministries

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed hold hands during a concert at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa. Photo : REUTERS

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADV) – Ethiopian Prime Minister on Monday began presiding an assessing exercise to evaluate the performance of his ministries that coincides with his 100th day in office.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s assessment started with four ministries, official sources told ADV.

The first four ministries include the Ministry of Finance, Peace, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sources in the Prime Minister’s office said the evaluation exercise dubbed the “planning, execution and review process” was intended to ensure institutional accountability and performance of the ministries.

The performance evaluation process of the other ministries and other responsible organizations is expected to continue tomorrow, Tuesday, the sources said.

No reports of the results of an assessment of the first four ministries was immediately issued on Monday.

But analysts told ADV that the most of the ministries will score high marks because of the profile of ministers that were manning them.

It can be recalled that Mr. Ahmed came to power last year at the height of a contested governance issue that rocked the government of Hailemariam Desalegn who stepped down after ruling the country from 2012 to 2018.

Since 1995, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia is not only the head of government but also the commander-in-chief of the Ethiopian National Defense Force.

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