Managing a region that is enormously underdeveloped is a formidable challenge for any person, especially so for one that has endured a long conflict. No one can question the president’s leadership potential to change the region especially at a time of lull, when the peace talks between ONLF rebels and the Ethiopia government are still on-going. Friends and foes alike are however, in full praise of the Mr Omar’s initiatives.
It really is important to see Mr Omar’s grand development plan applied so well, development wise he is on message at every turn. I can’t think of many leaders that have developed a region within a short period so intelligently. He will always be remembered as the saviour and redeemer of a traumatised region and its people.
The author is community organisor and political commentator at EAVA FM