Citizens urged to develop freedom of speech to conduct democratic election

Addis Ababa: April 30, 2015 (FBC) – A seminar focusing on the overall benefits of freedom of speech and election was organized by Vision Ethiopia Congress for Democracy (VECD) and National Endowment For Democracy (NED).

VECD Director Tadele Derese noted that a government is put in office through the ballot and encouraged people to vote for candidates of their choice.

It was disclosed that development of freedom of speech in social and political affairs is important in elections.

Scholars, higher education institutions, political parties, elders, celebrities and others are taking part in the seminar.

By Habtamu Gedebe