Ethiopian leaders extend Easter best wishes to all Christians
Addis Ababa, May 1, 2021 (FBC) –Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen have extended their best wishes of Easter celebration to all Ethiopian Christians.
Easter, which celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is one of the most important Christian festivals in Ethiopia.
In his message to the faithful, the Prime Minister said “we celebrate this year’s Easter in the midst of hope and struggle.”
“We are celebrating the holiday looking forward with optimism to the resurrection of our country on one hand, and battling hard to overcome the challenges that lie ahead of us on the other hand,” he said.
According to the Prime Minister, the upcoming general election in May and second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in July are the millstones to Ethiopia’s resurrection.
In his message, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Demeke Mekonnen, called on all Ethiopians “to stand united to overcome the challenged we faced now.”
He also urged the people to act responsibly and provide support to rehabilitate those community members displaced due to conflicts and ethnic-based attacks.
Finally, both the Prime Minister and his Deputy wished all Ethiopian Christians a happy Easter celebration.