House Approves New Cabinet Members

The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) has approved today a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The new cabinet was approved by the house with 2 against and 12 abstentions.

The cabinet included leaders of contending political parties.

According to the Prime Minister, the appointment of the ministers was made based on ensuring the participation of contending political parties, work experience, gender, and capability among other things.

The new ministers sworn in before the House of Representatives.

The following are the newly appointed cabinet members.

  1. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen
  2. Minister of Health, Lia Tadesse
  3. Minister of Education, Berhanu Nega
  4. Minister of Revenues, Lake Ayalew
  5. Minister of Finance, Ahmed Shide
  6. Minister of Innovation and Technology, Belete Molla
  7. Minister of Transport and Logistic, Dagmawit Moges
  8. Minister of Peace, Binalf Andualem
  9. Minister of Trade and Regional Integration, Gebrameskel Chala
  10. Minister of Defense, Abraham Belay
  11. Minister of Planning and Development, Fistum Assefa
  12. Minister of Culture and Sport, Qajela Mardasa
  13. Minister of Tourism, Ambassador Nasise Challi
  14. Minister of Mines, Takele Uma
  15. Minister of Works and Skills, Muferiat Kamil
  16. Ministry of Urban and Infrastructure, Chaltu Sani
  17. Minister of Water and Energy, Habtamu Itafa
  18. Minister of Irrigation and Lowland Environment, Aisha Mohammed Mussa
  19. Minister of Women and Social Affairs, Ergoge Tesfaye
  20. Minister of Justices, Gedion Timotios
  21. Minister of Industry, Melaku Alebel
  22. Minister of Agriculture, Umar Hussien


Source: Ethiopia News Agency

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