Six political parties, including EZEMA and OLF, were asked to change their symbols
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has urged Ethiopians to change the symbols of six political parties, including the Social Justice and Oromo Liberation Front.
According to the timetable set by the Board, the selection of party symbols is underway and so far 45 parties have registered their ballots.
The following six parties have been called upon to change their nominations for various reasons.
The Amhara Democratic Forces Movement, the Gamo Democratic Party and the Ethiopian people have been asked to change their symbol because the symbol they chose for social justice was used by another party in the previous election.
The Western Somali Democratic Party and the Argoba National Democratic Movement have reportedly asked for a change in the symbolism of their party.
The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has been asked to cast its ballot by a legal authority, according to its chairman, Daoud Ibsa.
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has urged those who have not submitted their ballot papers, who have been informed or want to change, to do so by January 23, 2013.
First Lady lays foundation stone for second round school construction
The second round of construction of the Efa Roche High School to be built in Roche town of Siraro Woreda, West Arsi Zone, Oromia State, was carried out today by Mrs. Zinash Tayachew and Oromia Regional State Chief Shimeles.
The First Lady’s Office is graduating 20 high schools in all regions in the first round.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called for the construction of schools in the areas where there are no schools.