Commemoration events begin to remember great leader Meles Zenawi

Addis Ababa, August 12, 2017 (FBC) –Various commemoration events will be organized as of today in tributes marking the 5th anniversary of the death of the greater leader Meles Zenawi.

Azeb Mesfin, President of Meles Zenawi Foundation, told journalists yesterday that the events include panel discussions, sport events, planting tree seedlings and exhibitions, among others.

Various research papers which portray his works and contribution for Ethiopia and the African continent will be presented at the panel discussions, she noted.

The panel discussions will bring together renowned foreign and local intellectuals, she added.  

Azeb further said that a foundation stone will be laid for the construction of a pedestrian path in Gulele Meles Zenawi Memorial Park to demonstrate representation of nations and nationalities of Ethiopia in the park.

Meles Zenawi passed away in August 2012 at the age of 57. He was the architect of Ethiopia's development plan which brought a double-digit economic growth in the past two decades.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat