“The draft proclamation of special interest of the Oromia region in Addis Abeba” has been reportedly leaked and posted on social media this week. The said proclamation is still a subject of controversy. The government, on the other hand said it “know nothing about the draft proclamation”.
Dr. Negeri Lencho, Minister of the Government Communication Affairs Office was quoted by Reporter Amharic newspaper as saying that, “we don’t know that document”. “I am in a position to comment on a document, which I don’t know about”.
He went on saying that, “draft proclamations should be endorsed according to the procedures, not used for the sake of consumption on the social Medias”.
“The special interest of the State of Oromia in Addis Abeba, regarding the provision of social services or the utilization of natural resources and other similar matters, as well as joint administrative matters arising from the location of Addis Ababa within the State of Oromia, shall be respected. Particulars shall be determined by law,” article 49 sub-article 5 of the FDRE Constitution stipulates.