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USAID contributes over $30m to Ethiopia’s electoral board

Addis Ababa, February 28, 2020 (FBC) – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a 30.4 million grant agreement.

The agreement was signed here today by Birtukan Mideksa, Chairperson of NEBE and Sean Jones, Mission Director of USAID-Ethiopia.

Birtukan said the contribution would assist the board’s efforts to make the forthcoming general elections fair, credible and democratic.

She further called on other organizations to follow suit in assisting efforts of the electoral board to make the elections credible.

Sean Jones said the United States would provide various support to the board, including technical and capacity building assistance.

Ethiopia will hold general elections on August 29, 2020,

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