Fitsum Aregaa has been the Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister Office for several months. He stated that he was leaving the office to serve the government in a different capacity.
I wanted to announce that I will return to the Ethiopian Investment Committee – as a commissioner. I enjoyed my time as a chief of staff, serving the historic prime minister, who will undoubtedly change the country for the better. #Ethiopia
– Fitsum Arega (@fitsumaregaa) November 5, 2018
He wrote yesterday on Twitter that he will work as Commissioner for the Investment Committee.
Who takes over the position of Fitsuma?
Shimeles Abdissa is the new chief of staff in the Prime Minister's Office. He is one of the members of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party in Oromo (ODP).
According to the reform, the Chief of Staff will oversee the secretariat's press office, which will be the former Ministry of Government Communication, Competence and Policy Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau, says the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (ECB) report.
Shimeles obtained a master's degree at Addis Ababa University in the field of human rights and post-graduate studies in political philosophy at the University of South Africa (UNISA), added the ECB report.
The prime minister chose Billene Seyoum as the press secretary, which seems to be an expression of commitment to further employment of women in government positions.
Billen she seems satisfied with the appointment and response she received from the Ethiopians. Yesterday she wrote on Twitter:
I am overwhelmed by the positive responses and wishes that I received during my appointment as the Press Secretary of FDRE PMO. It was an honor and privilege to give me this country's service. I am really humble and ready to give you all that I can. ?? #Ethiopia
– Billene ቢልለኔ Aster Seyoum (@BilleneSeyoum) November 5, 2018
Helen Yosef, which describes herself as a hipster-friendly, typical communicator and non-apolitical feminist, among others, is appointed as the deputy secretary of the press.
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