What is Enemy for Ethiopians and Patriots is not Necessarily Enemy for Minors

By Yelfiwos Wondaya 


The TPLF/EPRDF is an enemy of Ethiopia as ever, EPRDF is a coalition in disguise and TPLF is the power at the center binding the sworn enemies of Ethiopian nation-state under the umbrella of so-called EPRDF.   The purpose of bringing them under EPRDF is nothing but to dismantle the nation-state of Ethiopia into teeny, tiny regions in which narrow-nationalists and regionalists speak, act, and vote on behalf of their own respective regions.  All of them are agents for TPLF serving the interest of TPLF at the expense of the people they claim to be representing.  In such a way, EPRDF is making sure that the union is weakening and no longer be viable in proportion to their ethnic based federation.  That is the fact on the ground!  The TPLF/EPRDF hates and harms individuals and groups whose national agenda is unity, democracy and justice for all Ethiopians and discriminates them based on their political believes, ethnic origins and languages and imprisons, prosecutes and kills them just because they opposed to its political ideology.  So in a case like this, why on earth the TPLF/EPRDF is not considered to be the enemy of our nation and people?  TPLF/EPRDF is an enemy for the fact that its values and behaviors are also in conflict with the very values and behaviors of Ethiopiawinet itself.  In reality, in the eyes of Ethiopians and patriots, EPRDF is seen in two ways as the long hand of foreign powers and the arch enemy of Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet.  Knowing that TPLF and associates are that enemy and rival of Ethiopian national interests at the core, one wonders why the word enemy becomes an offensive term for minors when used against the very enemy of our nation’s fate and all of a sudden come out to be an ardent defender of TPLF/Woyane itself. 


However, some already have done that distinction from the outset while the others are still dunking themselves into a quagmire of confusion.  Confused or not, what is good about this trend is that it is no longer threatening for the unity forces.  Because, Ethiopians are no longer interested in playing with words against their own rather they need to buckle up in short and fight injustice wherever it strikes.  In other words, Ethiopians do not need to have no spaces for those who are preaching hope against hope anymore.  After all, those who are preaching peace where there is no peace to fit in to begin with are well exposed to the point where their track record is quiet clearly controversial and divisive all along.  As a result, one has to urge unionists to end an association with them for good.  Minors as ever, also they are no longer important in Ethiopian national struggle in comparison to those organizations whose sense of balance in Ethiopian political landscape is momentous and influential.   Insignificant as ever also, professor Mesfine is venturing to succeed in persuading Ethiopians in the Diaspora but in vain.  Isn’t that a dangerous trend for him in particular and for some wana be oppositions in general to carry out such mission abroad on behalf of TPLF/EPRDF and appearing to be monk devoting himself to prayer, solicitude, and contemplation and yet the purpose of all this is nothing but to appease Ethiopians not to rise up against woyene?  Whether or not they will survive the popular rejection of the public is yet to be seen.  However, just because Ethiopians are exposed to hundreds of political messages from dozens of political groupings does not mean that Ethiopians are as confused as the massagers are.   Not quite yet the public is at a complete loss as those who are acting as a diplomat on behalf of TPLF/EPRDF think so and wish for.  Ethiopians are not interested in a party of two or more private clubs formed for the purpose of fame and prominence either.  A party of two or more elites that adopts a wait-and-see policy toward the arch enemy of our nation cannot be a political party by any measure. 


Besides, Ethiopians are well-informed on issues relating to a particular topic of who the enemy is and is not and could not be that difficult for them to tell the bad from the ugly either.  Ethiopians know full well what TPLF stands for and what party objects to TPLF’S rule and adopts objective measures against notorious TPLF.  So it is better for those who are preaching peaceful means of struggle in disguise to get rid of their concealing outfit and face the world or else one cannot foresee any future for them to make it in Ethiopia.  


The fact remains solid, that on top of Ethiopian’s rejection to the dictatorial rule of DERG, the downfall of the then military junta in late may 1991 was an outcome of the then REBLES’ political commitment and military might.  Both EPLF and TPLF emerged as point of contention and maintained their military power against DERG and moreover identified the unionists as enemy by calling them NEFITEGNA.  Isn’t that one of the main reasons why they been successful in their fight against their enemy and seen as a contending force which in turn attracted foreign powers as opposed to those on the union side?  At the end, they established their own governments.  They managed to identify those political groupings whose political agenda was Ethiopian unity and fraternity at that time and dislodged them effectively not to be part of EPRDF no more. 


Afterward, an all out popular support is crucial but distinguishing our enemy from our friend is more crucial in order to win the war against enemy.   Therefore, our leaders have to take this momentum into consideration and make use of the prevalence of our unity and multiethnic sentiments as opposed to the 1990s.  And anyone out there collectively or individually has to join our existing partnership and taking sides with the unity forces.   Then we will see who is becoming fainter by the day and vanished at the end. 


In conclusion, the efforts and visions of our genuine political parties must be appreciated as opposed to minors’ that create confusion and havocs in Ethiopia today.  The political parties and the public at large that are making a collective effort to achieve a radical change against the fate of TPLF/EPRDF and the wish of minors shall prevail over our enemies.  To that end, we must continue to challenge the vague approach of minors, a phenomenon that creates apathetic political approach both in Ethiopia and abroad.  It is time for genuine Ethiopians and patriots to stand up against such approach and continue to operate on their own and advance the struggle against TPLF.  After all, we are lucky to have such visionary political organizations as EPRP and others.  Visionaries as ever, they are indeed the making of those action-oriented men and women embracing the ideals and principles of our nation, as a result, they deserve to have our trust and to be the leading parties of our national struggle.  Last but not least, we need to know who is failing to understand the difference between our principal enemies and friends alike and move on. 

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  1. keep up the good work brother.

  2. Now that we have identified the enemy, what should the next step be?

    EPRP was communist, leftist, intolorant, revolutionary, an advocate of ideas now enshrined in article 39 of the current Woyane constitution,etc. Today the party has cracked into two factions and one of them claims to be ‘democrat’ and ‘progressive’. Today EPRP identifies itself social democrat;it is no longer a diehard socialist campaigner.

    To get to my point, there is no other way of bringing peace and prosperity in Ethiopia so long as the so called freedom fighters( parties, movements, fronts,…)choose to go their own way by refusing to work in solidarity or unity with other groups. Don’t get me wrong, am not a member of UDJ or Ginbot7. But change and flexibilty of strategies and working with others the solution to the current puzzle in our country. Some people go in miles to show how to topple Woyane and install democratic institutions in Ethiopia. For me willingness to work with others dismissing personal ambitions/aspirations is the key. As simple as that. Anyone who claims to be committing himself to the cause of national unity has to work in unity with others. It is farcical to think of harmonizing the formidable social, ethnic and economic contradictions at national level when every party goes its way in disarray.

  3. Response to the comment above. Based on your own assertion, “For me willingness to work with others dismissing personal ambition/aspirations is the key”. Using this statement as a premise are you condemning the dissident group of UDJP and Ginbot seven or the dissident group from EPRP who split for personal ambition/aspirations rather than the /work together/struggle for the common cause. When you say working together with other groups does the other group include TPLF camofledged as EPRDF, even the teltafi parties there are tools for TPLF. In that context are you commending UDJP as working with current regime and condemning Ginbot 7. It is clear as to what your is to deductely arrive at sound conclusion from your premise.

    Did not the original Kinijit come up with eight point proposal/conditons to work together with the current regime. What does working together with other groups means, if that group is TPLF, what do you think UDJP will initiate to reinstate those 8 point proposal, now it has been accredited with its certification, other than to prepare/campaign for election in 2010, without any changes, with even more restrictions, on the emergence of democratic institutions, less press freedom,and geared explicitly to one party ethnic based party, with teletafi parties and loyalist parties like UDJP to have a nominal seat in the parliament. Dejavu, allover again.

  4. Response to the response above.

    I wish all our political problems were solved through peaceful means, saving human lives and our scarce resources in senseless wars. I wish all our leaders were responsive to the urgent requirments of their people. Very few dictators like Musharaf listnen to their advisors and step down–even though with bitter feeling! What can be done to deal with a dictator like Meles who has no intention of giving up his power? Worst yet what can we do when he unambigiously told us recently that Ethiopia is a developmental state and needs a one party rule in the next thirty or fifty years? Can we afford to remain divided and and give the green light to TPLF to trample on us for the coming decades? NONONO!

    We need to wake up from our deep slumber. It is our weakness, not their strength that allowed Woyanes to continue their looting and killing throughout the country. When I say working together with other groups, I do not mean that all groups who declare themselves opposition are genuine freedom fighters. There we have the kinds of Lidetu who do not hesitate to hide in the armpits of TPLF by aborting and killing the struggle. There we have the kinds of Siye and Gebru who tell us that we should not take arms to fight Woyane. These are groups that we have to fight like TPLF.

    Even we could identify elements with hidden agenda among EPRP, Ginbot7, UDJ, En. Hailu’s Kinijit…. Clearing Trojan horses and intensifying the struggle has no any other option. I may not tolerate a comrade of life(say who was a member of EPRP for over three decades) if he does not show some flexibility and change of strategy. This is not simply for the sheer joy of change but to keep up with the realities of our time.

    In that case can I imagine EPRP cooperating with Ginbot7? Because we are told that these groups do not accept working with Woyane with all its kotet!

  5. If you are looking at it as a process of merging, rather than collaborating towards the same goal- freedom, democracy, soverneighty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians the number of permutations and combinations will be larger to manage and takes time to assess. If your looking at at a merger and/or collaboration Ginbot 7, EPPF, ENUF, EUPF, which may have implict support and/or collaboration from Kinijit, and EPRP, but not from UDJP, unless Ginbot 7 has a hidden agenda of working from Eritrean base and also collaborating with the liberation movements. UDJP has already rejected an armed struggle, nor do they have any plan for peaceful struggle. In all frankness I wish UDJP had presented itself as Kestedamna, which it is by constituency, rather than to camofledge itself as Kinijit=Andnet.

  6. To the writer of the article and other Moron Members of EPRP that have never learn from mistakes,

    By the way let me start my ideal comment from your own premises, you have said that “After all, we are lucky to have such visionary political organizations as EPRP and others.” I wish I knew what party you want to refer as “others” I believe it has to be the Hailu Shawel moron group that was orchestrated by the command in chief of DEDEB Taye in the back support and advisor and organizer of EPRP MENGA group. The very fact that Dr. Taye laid-back and enjoyed the mess he initiated inside the kinijit leadership using Hailu Moron, along with some EPRP members and Weyane sympathizers including the village gossip speaker of Negiste and the Weyene pupput Bedir Adem commonly known as Bedenu who are both imported from Ethiopia for the destruction purpose of kinijit that was written by the EPRP non-sense and idiot trash groups. The chaos and the confusion that Dr. Taye created among result thirsty of Kinijit supporters around the world, with absolutely no input on his part to try to remedy the mess created, is concrete evidence in pursuing his dirty established mission, i.e. the service of EPRP power monger and money chaser members.
    EPRP is a dead party that only existed by the remote control leader of Eyasu who is chasing girls in European cities. The bloods of those brave old EPRP members that are killed by the cruelty derg would not be in vain including members of my family, however the so called power mongers and money chasers members of retiree EPRP members will continue their insult by confronting their own rotten egg ideology by saying that is why words are there and so on. EPRP non sense and stupid members are convincing themselves to insult other strong opposition leaders while the Ethiopian people require a lot from the oppositions to completely swipe out the weyane gangsters. The old fashioned political f. strategy of EPRP had merged with the fudo type mentality groups of DENKORO hailu shwel to acquire their trash interests surrounded by money. Eyasu will continue to deceive his retiree groups to keep destructing other opposition groups.
    Regardless of EPRP endless false propaganda against strong oppositions, EPRP is no longer in existence among many Ethiopians. I bet you would not find a single person in Ethiopia that knows the existence of the cult group of EPRP in Diaspora. The role of eyasu eprp members and supporters is to get rid of strong opposition leaders using a highly mechanized cult centers in order to take over dream political stages to gain either a financial output or a so called power that would never been achieved with their strategy

    Again, there is NO EPRP as we knew it. Wright or wrong, those who fought for freedom for their fellow countrymen are either dead or they have left the organization many years ago including many members of my family. Those who call themselves EPRP are in essence few leftovers that seem to make a living by using the name EPRP. They are not fighters, but war mongers. It is clear to everybody that they preach war but cannot fight or even they never been raveled to public but keep announcing their daily cult through radio talk show, websites and paltalk rooms.
    Shame on you who are still hiding under the umbrella of EPRP….you guys have make many Ethiopians to hate the respected party EPRP….

    The so called writer and eyasu EPRP have always try to gain attention using old fashioned and garbage false propaganda. If false propaganda worked weyane would’ve been very successful. However regardless of weyane endless propaganda the ethiopian people exactly knows that weyane is the worst criminal and corrupted government. So don’t spend any more time for a poor propaganda

    The old version of EPRP stands for…Ethiopians people revolutionary party…..

    The new version of EPRP stands for …Ethiopians People Retirees Party…..

    Just go and find another justification to keep insulting Ethiopians as you did


  7. Selam Hagos,

    Why are you frustrated so much? Stay in control if you will

    My friend, my position is perfectly direct and simple, direct enough to drive you as wild as you sound in your piece. I will make sure to drive you more and leave you with such a strong feeling of misery and distress. I promise you I will keep on doing this just to drive every tribal chief wilder than you can imagine too. Isn’t that simple enough to ignite every one-dimensional tribal chief to pay attention to what you have done to take apart our natural integration? Virtually, I like to scare the hell out of narrow nationalists and collaborators to the point where they fear of their shadows and more. You hate us! What else we expect from such obnoxious and pathetic tribal chief in return? EPRP is more than ready to take the advantage of the situation in order to bring about the union of all Ethiopian children which fashioned our nation remains unbroken as opposed to your splitting mode of political system. You are intimidated by virtue of the fact that such causes and ideals that led the vast majority of us Ethiopians are superior to your tiny mine ethnocentric views. You are right what I am saying is loud and clear. Loud enough to intimidate your dreamlike causes and faiths because I like the rest are am nationally minded knowing the fact that we Ethiopians are always free and independent and we want to keep it that way. EPRP is an ideal organization carrying the cause of all good intentions for Ethiopia and her people as opposed to your teeny mini, emotionally enraged and morally corrupted tribal chefs.

    As a result, I understand that EPRP and members have the greatest advantage of understanding their position as opposed to your vague approach and line of attack against the unity and territorial integrity of our nation. EPRP together with the vast majority of Ethiopians oppose ethnocentric views to the core. And they will continue to do so until your time comes to an end. In fact, that those of you racially motivated awkward politicians know full well that EPRP is strong and alive and how threatening its position is to your political ideology, which is why you prefer to ignore the existence of EPRP in Ethiopia and abroad. Keep on dreaming, if you wish, but in due time, I assure you that we will be grateful one day. Ethiopians of all walks of life shall rise over the grave of all odds and honor their martyrs against your wish. Besides, unlike narrowly based and ideologically intoxicated tribal chiefs, EPRP stands for unity based on equality, democracy and social justice for all regardless. Isn’t that a very simple thing for you to understand that EPRP is striving for a collective socio political resolution in which all Ethiopians are equally treated and enjoyed the freedom and privilege of being Ethiopian? Is that what you call an old mode of ideology(version)? Get a life!!

    By the way, I always have and always will have a high regard to the unity and territorial integrity of Ethiopia. That is what my position is. Don’t you like it so be it.

    Yelfiwos Wondaya

  8. Hagos, why do you spread hate and vengeance instead of to respect each other?
    Anyway, your comment tells us as whom you are.
    Insulting and intimidation is not expected from some one who is mentally healthier.

  9. One of the commentators is dead set against EPRP, the writer of the article and “moron” members of EPRP, Hailu Shawl with contempt and insult, and Ginbot 7 without mentioning whom he is defending: TPLF ruling party politbuero, UDJP loyalist opposition. Except for Ginbot 7, including EPRP and the Kinjit led by ENG. Hailu Shawel and DR. Taye as Chairperson of Kinijit Inernational Advisory Bord (KAIB) are genuine Ethiopian parties along with other parties and fronts fighting /lined up to fight for freedom and democracy of the Ethiopians.

    What you are refecting is the propaganda dissiminated about these groups/parties from previous political enemies, be it Dergue or TPLF/ possibly by UDJP supporters. I would rather refrain from name calling and conduct a civil, democratic disccussion so that we may agree to disagree on each others point of view instead of personal attack. That is how how Elias Kifle started attacked and falsely charging ENG. Hailu and the group he is to reconsile with the Andargachew Tisge group by an overall unified group of diaspora supporters, which already been split.

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    ከወ/ሮ መንበረ ተክለማርያም ጋር የተደረገ ቃለ ምልልስ—ክፍል ፩
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    ወ/ሮ መንበረ ተክለማርያም ይባላሉ። ተወልደው ያደጉት በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ነው። ባለትዳርና የሶስት ሴት ልጆች እናት ናቸው። ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ከምስረታው ጀምሮ በአባልነት ያገለገሉና በማንኛውም ሁኔታ እውነትን ለመናገር የማይፈሩት ጠንካራ ተቃዋሚ ሰሞኑን ከሁለት ልጆቻቸው ጋር ወደ ካናዳ በመጓዝ የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነት መጠየቃቸውን ስንሰማ ካለንበት በስልክ ቃለ ምልልስ እንዲሰጡን ጠየቅናቸው።
    ወይዘሮ መንበረ ካለምንም ማቅማማት ከኛ ጋር ቃለ ምልልስ ለማድረግ ፈቃደኛ በመሆናቸው በዝግጅት ክፍላችንና በመፅሄታችን አንባበዎች ስም ከፍ ያለ ምስጋና እናቀርብላቸዋለን።
    ል/ህ፡ ወ/ሮ መንበረ ከተለመደው አጠያየቅ ወጣ ባለ መልኩ ጥያቄ ላቀርብልዎት ነው የፈለግኩት ምን አስተያየት አለዎት?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ እኔ ምን ቸገረኝ? ጠያቂው አንተተ ነህ፡ መላሿ ደግሞ እኔ። የማውቀው ነገር ከጠየቅከኝ እመልስልሃለሁ፡ ከከበደኝ ደግሞ ይለፈኝ እልሃለሁ።
    ል/ህ፡ መልካም። እርስዎ እራስዎትን አንዴት ነው የሚገልፁት? ማለትም ከፖለቲካ ህይወትዎ ጋር በተያያዘ መልኩ እራስዎትን ሲገልፁት እንዴት ያስቀምጡታል?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ በመጀመሪያ እራሴን እንደ ፖለቲከኛ አይቼም አስቤም አላውቅም። መጀመሪያ የፍትህና የዲሞክራሲ መጓደል በሽታ ለዘመናት በተጠናወታት አገር ሰለተፈጠርኩ ለህዝብ የሚገባ መብት መነፈግ የለበትም ብዬ እምርሬ መታገል በመጀመሬ እንደ ፖለቲከኛ ታየሁ እንጂ እኔ እራሴ የፖለቲካ ሰው ለመሆን ብዬ የተራመድኩት አንድ እርምጃም የለም።
    ል/ህ፡ ዞሮ ዞሮ ግን እርስዎ በመንግስት ላይ በቀጥታና በግልፅ ትችት በመሰንዘር አዲስ አበባ ከተማ በወረዳዎ ታዋቂ ነዎትና ፖለቲከኛ ሆኑ ማለት አይደለም እንዴ?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ እንተ እንደፈለግክ ግለፀው፡ እኔ ግን ሁሉም ሰው የሌላውን ሰው መብት እስካልነካ ድረስ የመሰለውን ሃሳብ ካለምንም ፍርሃትና መሸማቀቅ መግለፅ የእግዚአብሄር ስጦታ የሆነ መብቱ ነው። ፍትህን የማግኘት የተፈጥሮ መብት በሰዎች አማካኝነት መከልከል የለበትም በማለት ይህንን ችግር በሰላማዊ መንገድ ለመቃወም ማድረግ ያለብኝ ከዲሞክራሲያዊ ሃይሎች ጋር በመወገን ሰላማዊ ትግል ማካሄድ ስለነበረ ነው ሰማያዊ ፓርቲን ከመጀመሪያው ጀምሬ የተቀላቀልኩት።
    ል/ህ፡ ከሰማያዊ ፓርቲ በፊት ለምን በሌላ ፖለቲካ ፓርቲ አልታቀፉም ነበር?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ መጀመሪያ ወያኔ የሚባለው መንግስት የተሳሳተ የጎሳ ፖለቲካ ይዞ ሲመጣ በየስብሰባው ልክ እንዳልሆነ ተነስቼ ህዝብ ፊት እናገር ነበር። በሁዋላ በርካታ ሰዎች ሰለባ እየሆኑ ሲመጡ በወያኔ ጠሪነት በሚከናወኑ የህዝብ ስብሰባዎች መገኘቴን ቀነስኩ። በህዝብ ላይ የሚደርሰው በደል ግን ከቀን ወደ ቀን እየከፋ ሄደ። ቀደም ባሉት ጊዜያት ቀርቦ ስለ ሰላማዊ ትግል ያወያየኝ ሰው አልነበረም፡ ምናልባትም እስካሁን አባል ሳትሆን አትቀርም ከሚል አመለካከትም ሊሆን ይችላል የሚል ግምት አለኝ።
    ል/ህ፡ ስለፖለቲካው ወደኋላ እናቆየውና እርስዎ የቤተሰብ ሃላፊና የሶስት ሴቶች ልጆች እናት ሆነው ጎን ለጎንም ደግሞ የንግድ ስራ ያከናውናሉ፡ እንደሚወራው ከብዙ አባላት በተለየመልኩም አንዳንድ ሃይማኖተኞች ቤት ለቤት እየዞሩ እምነታቸውን እንደሚሰብኩት ስለ ሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ለሰዎች ይመሰክሩ ነበር ይባላል። እነዚህን ተግባራት ለማከናወን ደግሞ ጊዜ ያስፈልጋል። ወ/ሮ መንበረ 25 ሰዓት ያለው ቀን ነው ያላቸው የሚለው የሚያውቋቸው ሰዎች ትችትን እንዴት ነው የሚያዩት?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ ያን ያክል ባይጋነንም time management ላይ ጥሩ ተሰጥኦ ሳይኖረኝ አይቀርም። ምናልባት በርካታ ስራዎች በአንድ ቀን ስለማከናውንና አንዳንዴም ስለሚሳካልኝ ይሆናል። ለዛሬ ያሰብኩት ዛሬውኑ ለማከናወን እጥራለሁ። ምክንያቱም ነገ የራሱ የሆነ ሌላ task ይዞ ነው የሚመጣው። እነዛ የተባሉት ሃላፊነቶች እርግጥ ነው በተቻለኝ አቅም አጣጥሜ ለማከናወን እሞክራለሁ። ብዙ ሰው አንድ ከበድ ያለ ስራ ካከናወነ ቀኑን በሙሉ ሊያሰራው የሚችለውን energy አልቋል ብሎ ያምንና ለዛሬ ያከናወንኩት ብዙ ነው ብሎ ለሌላ ቀን ቀጠሮ ይይዛል፡፡ እንደዚያ ማድረግ በራሱ የሰው አስተሳሰብ የወለደው ድክመት ነው። እኔ እንግዲህ በጣም የተለየና ብርቅ የሆነ ችሎታ ባይኖረኝም እንደነገርኩህ ጊዜዬን በደንብ ነው የምጠቀምበት።
    ል/ህ፡ ከአሜሪካ ጉዞዎ መልስ አዲስ አበባ ላይ ታስረው እንደነበር ሰማን፡ ይህ የሆነው ለምንድነው?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ እንዲህ ዓይነቱ ነገር እንኳ በግላችን ብናወራው ነበር መልካም፡ ንገሪኝ ካልክ ግን ያው መንግስት ማንንም ስለማያምን በራሴ ማለትም በቤተሰብ ጉዳይ ሄጄ ስመለስ በአሜሪካ ከተቃዋሚዎች ጋር ለመገናኘትና ለሰማያዊ ፓርቲ ድጋፍ ለማሰባሰብ ነው የሄድሽው በማለት ነበር ችግር የፈጠሩብኝ።
    ል/ህ፡ ስለ መታሰርዎ ህዝብ ቢያውቀው ምን ገዳት አለው?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ አየህ የኔ መታሰር በአገራችን ካለው ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ ሲታይ በጣም የሚያስደነግጥና የሚያስገርም ክስተት ስላልሆነ ነው። በርካታ ሺዎች ኢትዮጵያውያን አሁን በዚች ደቂቃም ጭምር በየእስር ቤቱ በሚሰቃዩበት ሰዓት ስለራሴ ባወራ ግብዝ የሆንኩ ስለሚመስለኝ እንጂ ሌላ ትርጉም የለውም። ስለራሴ ሳወራ መናገር ለማይችሉት ፍትህ ፈላጊ ወገኖቼ ሳልናገር እንዳልቀር እንጂ ስለራሴ ለመናገር ካለመፈለግ አይደለም። እናንተ እንግዲህ ልሳነ ህዝብ ነን የምንባለው ብለኸኝ የለ ስለሳራችሁ ሳይሆን ስለሌሎች ነው የምትናገሩት። እኔም የመናገር መብት ለተነፈጉት ወገኖቼ ብናገር ነው በጣም ደስ የሚለኝ።
    ል/ህ፡ ገባኝ። አሁን በካናዳ የፖለቲካ ጥገኝነትቶ ጥያቄ እንዳቀረቡ ነው የሰማሁትና ወደፊትስ በምን ዓይነት መንገድ ነው የጀመሩትን ሰላማዊ ትግል ማስቀጠል የሚፈልጉት?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ እኔ አሁን ባለሁበት የሰለጠነ ማህበረሰብ ስለወገኖቼ በደልና ጥቃት ከመናገርና ሌሎች በርካታ ኢትዮጵያውያን
    ከሚያካሄዱት ሰላማዊ ትግል በመቀላቀል በኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ላይ ዓለም አቀፍ ጫና የሚካሄድበትን መላ አፈላልጋለሁ። እዚሁ ከመጣሁ ጀምሮ እንኳ ላገኘሁዋቸው ኢትዮጵያውያና ካናዳውያን ስለሃገሬ ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ በመንገር ድጋፍ እንዲሰጡ ስነግራቸው ነው የሰነበትኩት። አቅሜ ሲፈቅድ ደግሞ ከዚያ በላይ ለማድረግ ሃሳብ አለኝ።
    ል/ህ፡ በወረዳዎ ለምርጫ ተወዳዳሪነት ሃሳብ ቀርቦልዎት እምቢ ማለትዎ ስሰማ በጣም ነበር የተገረምኩት። ለምንድነው ለመመረጥ ፈቃደኛ ያልሆኑት?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ እኔ በወረዳዬ እንድወዳደር የመጀመሪያው criteria ሆኖ የቀረበው ፖለቲካዊ ብቃቴ ሳይሆን በምኖርበት አከባቢ በህዝብ ዘንዳ ያለኝ ተቀባይነት ብቻ ግምት ውስጥ ያስገባ አካሄድ ነበር። ያ አደገኛና ለምወክለውም ሆነ ለራሴ ጠቀሜታ የሌለው አስተሳሰብ ስለነበር ነው እኔ አልመጥንም በማለት ዕጩ የመሆን ጥያቄውን ያልተቀበልኩት። እራሴን ለማታለል ካልሆነ በስተቀር እኔ ጥልቀት ያለው የፖለቲካ ዕውቀትና በህዝብ ፊት የተቀነባበረ ንግግር የማድረግ ችሎታ የለኝም። አቅምህን ማወቅ በራሱ እኮ ትልቅ ነገር ነው።
    ል/ህ፡ ብዙ ሰው ፓርላማ መግባት እንደ ሹመት ስለሚያየው ደስተኛ ሆኖ ነው ዕጩነቱን የሚቀበለው፡ እንደውም አንዳንድ ቦታ ላይ እኔን ይገባኛል በማለት ሌላ ሰው ሲታጭ የሚያኮርፉ ሰዎችም አሉ። የርስዎ ስሳኔ ደግሞ ከዚሁ ከተለመደው አካሄድ የተለየ ነውና እንዴት ይገልፁታል?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ አኔ እራሴን ነው የማስበው፡፡ ምናልባት ፖለቲካዊ ብቃቱ እንዲሁም የስነ ልቦና ዝግጅቱ ቢኖረኝ ኖሮ እኔም ይገባኛል የማልልበት ምክንያት አይታየኝም። እኔ የራሴን ጥንካሬዎችና ድክመቶችን በደንብ ነው የማውቃቸው። በዚሁም መሰረት የማይመጥነኝ ክብደት ልሸከም በማለት እራሴን መጉዳት አልፈልግም። ባገራችን የዲሞክራሲ ባህል ባይኖርም ባደጉት አገሮች የሚደረጉ የፖለቲካ ስልጣን ውድድሮችን አልፎ አልፎ በቴሌቪዥን አያለሁ። እነዛ አገሮች የደረሱበት ደረጃ ላይ ስላልደረስን መወዳደር ማለት አብዛውን ጊዜ በአደገኛ ፍፃሜ ላይ የተመሰረቱም ስለሆኑ እንዲሁ ጥልቅ የሚባልበት አይሆንም።
    ል/ህ፡ ወደ አገራቸችን ኢኮኖሚ ልውሰድዎትና፡ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት ያገሪቱ ኢኮኖሚ በያመቱ በሁለት ዲጂት እያደገ ነው፡ በማለት ሲለፍፍ ይሰማል። እርስዎ ይህንን አባባል እንዴት ያዩታል?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ በመሰረቱ እኔ አካውንቲንግ እንጂ ኢኮኖሚክስ ሰላላጠናሁ ስለ ኢኮኖሚ ማደግም ሆነ አለማደግ የአሃዝ መረጃ በማቅረብ ላስረዳ አልችልም። እንደዛ ባደርግም አላስፈላጊ ድፍረት ስለሆነ። እኔ ጥያቄህን መመለስ የምችለው እንደ ሁሉም ተራ ዜጋ common sense ላይ ተመስርቼ ነው። በህገ ልቦና የተገነዘብኩት ነገር በአጭሩ ልንገርህ። ባገራችን በርካታ ኮንስትራክሽኖች ሲከናወኑና በጣም ጥቂት ሰዎች ከምንም በመነሳት በእጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ ባልታወቀ ምከንያት ሚሊዬነር ሲሆኑ ማየት የተለመደ ነው። ሰፊው ህዝብ ብለን የምንጠራው በሚሊዮኖች የሚቆጠረው ህዝብ ግን እጅግ በከፋ ድህነት ሲሰቃይና ድህነቱ ከጊዜ ወደ
    ጊዜ እየከፋ ሲሄድ እንዲሁም በችጋር ምክንያት ብዙ ቤተሰቦች ሲበተኑ ታያለህ። የኑሮ ውድነቱ እጅግ አሰቃቂ ነው ቢባል ማጋነን አይደለም። እጅግ ሃብታሞችና በሚዘገንን ድህነት ወስጥ የሚኖሩ ዜጎች በአንድ ባንዴራ ስር መፈጠራቸው ኢኮኖሚ የማደግ ምልክት ከሆነ ፍርዱ ለአንባቢያን እተወዋለሁ። ከጥቂቱ እድለኞች በስተቀር ሁሉም ዜጎች ማለት ትችላለህ እያንዳንዷን ቀን በሰቀቀንና በፍርሃት የሚኖሩበት የኢኮኖሚ መዋቅር መዘርጋት የኢኮኖሚ ማደግ ነው ለማለት ያስቸግራል። ያገሪቱ ወጣት ባብዛኛው በስራ አጥነትና በአደንዛዥ ዕፅ የዘፈቀ ኢኮኖሚ የመልካም ኢኮኖሚ መገለጫ ነው ማለት እርስ በርሱ የሚጣረስ አስተሳሰብ ለማስታረቅ መሞከር ነው። ከዚህ ሌላ ምንም ያልነበረው ካዝና ውስጥ መቶ ብርም ከታየ ቁጥሩ ለውጥ ነውና በዚህ ዓይነት ስሌት ከሆነ ምናልባት መንግስት የራሱን ሰዎች ደስ ለማሰኘት ያዘጋጀው መላ ሊሆን ይችላል።
    ል/ህ፡ ለህዝቡ ኑሮ አለመሻሻል ተጠያቂው ማን ነው ብለው ያምናሉ?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ አሁንሞ እንደ ባለሙያ ሳይሆን እንደዜግነቴ የሚሰማኝን እነግርሃለሁ። መጀመሪያ አንዲት ሃገር እንድታድግ መልካም አስተዳደር ያስፈልጋታል። ለህዝብ የሚጠራ መንግስትና ህዘቡ የሚቆጣጠረውና የሚያርመው ቢሮክራሲ ሳይኖር እንዴት አድርጎ ነው የኢኮኖሚ ዕድገትና የኑሮ መሻሻል የሚመጣው? በዚህ ላይ ሙስናው ጣራ የነካ ነው። ማንም ሰው ወደ መንግስት መስሪያ ቤት ሄዶ ካለጉቦና መጉላላት መብቱ የሆነውን ነገር ማስፈፀም አይቸልም። ቀደም ሲል እንደነገርኩህ በጣም በአጭር ጊዜ ከመንግስት ባለስልጣናት ጋር እየተመሳጠሩ ሚሊዬነር የሚሆኑ ሰዎች ከየት አመጣችሁት? ይሄ ሁሉ ሃብት ታክስ ከፍላችሁ ካገኛችሁት ገቢ የተገኘ ነው? ብሎ የሚጠይቃቸው አካል የለም። በአንፃሩ ደግሞ በጣም አነስተኛ ቢዝነስ ያላቸው ሰዎች ሊከፍሉም ሆነ ሊያስቡት የማይችሉትን ግብር በማምጣት ከስራ ውጭ ይሆናሉ፡ አቤት የሚሉበት ቦታም የለም። መንግስት የህዝብ አስተዳደር ስራን ትቶ አእራሱ በፓርቲዎቹ በኩል የሸቀጣሸቀጥ ንግድ ውስጥ በገባበት ኢኮኖሚ ፍትሃዊ ወድድር የለም። ፍትሃዊ ውድደር በሌለበት ሲስተም ደግሞ ኢኮኖሚ ሊያድግ አይችልም።
    ል/ህ፡ በርስዎ ግምት አሁን በስልጣን ላይ ያለው መንግስት ከስልጣኑ በቀላሉ ይለቃል ብለው ያምናሉ?
    ወ/ሮ መንበረ፡ ካለኝ ልምድ የማምንበት አንድ ጉዳይ ካለ ከእግዚአብሄር መንግስት በስተቀር የማይወድቅ መንግስትና ስርወ መንግስት በዚህ ምድር ላይ ታይቶ አይታወቅም። ይህ መንግስት ከአፄ ሃይለስላሴ ወይም ከደርግ የበለጠ ተቀባይነትና ድጋፍ የለውም። እነርሱ እንኳ ወድቀዋል። የሚወድቁ የማይመስሉህ እንደ ሳዳም ሁሴን፣ ጋዳፊና ሙባረክ ያሉት መንግስታትና መሪዎች እንኳ ቀናቸው ሲደርስ ወድቀዋል። ይህ የጊዜ ጉዳይ ነው። ጊዜ የማያሳየን ተዓምር የለም።
    ል/ህ፡ ውድ አንባቢያን ቀሪውን ቃለ ምልልስ በክፍል ፪ ዝግጅታችን ይዘን እንቀርባለን። ቸር እንሰንብት።

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