Signboards declaring Sidama statehood are positioned in varied locations in Sidama zone have been positioned way back to July 2019 . Picture: Social Media
Addis Abeba, June
16/2020 – The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional (SNNPRS)
Council has referred to as for an emergency assembly of its members for June 18.
The letter from the Council requests its members to assemble
at Millennium Corridor (Cultural Corridor) of Hawassa & acquire the primary agenda of
the fifth 12 months, 2nd emergency assembly.
A supply near the matter instructed AS that the primary agenda of the assembly would be the switch of energy to impact the official actualization of the brand new Sidama Regional State.
In a referendum held on November 23/2019, an awesome majority (99.8% or 2,277,063 out of the registered 2,280,147) voters have voted in favor of a future Sidama regional state. Nevertheless, the choice has not been effected as of but and it’s anticipated that the primary agenda of Thursday’s assembly by the Council will concentrate on that.
The emergency assembly additionally comes on the heels of the
determination by 38 members of Wolayta zone representatives of the Council to withdraw
from the council in protests in opposition to a latest transfer to
reorganize the Southern area into 4 regional states. Wolayta zone representatives
stated the transfer didn’t think about their request for a separate statehood.
When effected, the Sidama regional state will grow to be
Ethiopia’s 10th regional state bordering Guji and West Arsi zones of the Oromia
regional state and Wolayta and Kembata (each of which have authorized statehood
quests at zonal ranges), in addition to Gedeo zones of the SNNPR. AS
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