First round of TPLF ex-combatants’ rehabilitation program commences
Addis Ababa, May 26, 2023 (FBC) – The first round of the TPLF ex-combatants’ reintegration and rehabilitation program was officially launched today in Kuiha, in the outskirts of Mekele city.
According to the Deputy Commissioner of the National Rehabilitation Commission, Brigadier General Derbe Mekuria, in compliance to the Pretoria Peace Agreement, relative peace has prevailed in Ethiopia.
“Militants, seize the advantage of this peace to change your own lives and participate in the development of the region and Ethiopia at large. You have to work to ensure lasting peace.”
The deputy commissioner said that the Ethiopian government will cooperate with development partners to provide the necessary support until the ex militants return to their normal life.
The representative of the TPLF combatants, Brigadier General Megbey Haile said, “When you complete the rehabilitation program and reintegrate to the society, you must be a force for development and peace.”
It is noted that members of the African Union’s Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mission (AU-MVCM) attended the launching of the first round of rehabilitation of the TPLF ex combatants.
It is also stated that the program started today is the first round. It is futher noted that the rehabilitation program will be conducted in 10 selected places.