Foreign Affairs Ministry raised 14 Million Birr for “Clean Ethiopia” Campaign

Addis Ababa, May 23/2024 (ENA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent living abroad, have continued to support Prime Minister  Abiy Ahmed's "Clean Ethiopia" campaign.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nebiyu Tedla, announced this today during the Ministry's weekly press briefing to the media.

The Ambassador stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs set a target of raising 20 million birr for the "Clean Ethiopia" campaign and has thus far successfully collected 14 million birr. 

Some Ethiopian community diaspora living in the UAE and the US have pledged to build 15 model public restrooms on their own, which is estimated to cost around 22.1 million Birr, the spokesperson added.

Ambassador Nebiyu also stated that the diplomatic community and international organizations based in Addis Ababa will be encouraged to support the campaign, further reaffirming that efforts to mobilize support for the campaign will continue. The press briefing also covered about the event of laying a cornerstone for the construction of Ethiopian Embassy in Dodoma, Tanzania on a 2.6 Hectares of land. 

Ethiopian State Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, had the honor of placing the cornerstone along with Tanzanian government officials and MPs.

The spokesperson additionally addressed the major diplomatic events that took place over the week.

In relation to that, he mentioned the appointment of 24 Ambassadors by President Sahle-Work Zewde. 

The Spokesperson stated that these appointments were made based on the appointees' diplomatic competence and extensive experience - qualities that are essential to further advancing Ethiopia's interests on the global stage.

Ethiopian News Agency