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Stakeholders urged to contribute their fair share in rehabilitating ex-combatants

Addis Ababa, June 21, 2024 (FBC) – The National Rehabilitation Commission called on stakeholders to play their part in the country’s efforts to reintegrate former combatants.

Minister of Defense Aisha Mohammed conferred with the leadership of National Rehabilitation Commission, according to the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF).

In their discussion, the officials stressed the imperative to both the government and the people work together with the relevant stakeholders in bringing about durable peace and stability.

The National Rehabilitation Commission has embarked on a project that would rehabilitate some 371,971 ex-combatants, disabled and women, it was learned.

Temesgen Tilahun, Commissioner of National Rehabilitation Commission noted that the massive disarming, providing adequate psychological training, and the reintegration works would require strong support and partnership from all stakeholders.

Temesgen also hoped that the reconstruction and reintegration work with this large number of human resources would enhance the country’s productive forces.

Most importantly, the commissioner emphasized that the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration process will play an important role in bringing about lasting peace to the country.

Active engagement and contribution from the Ministry of Defense and other stakeholders is expected for the successful completion of the ongoing activities, he elaborated.

Minister of Defense Aisha Mohammed on her part mentioned that rehabilitation is one of the major activities that the Ministry of Defense has given dual attention.

She also pledged to work in coordination and create a force for peace and development as it is valuable for Ethiopia, as called by ENA.

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