The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) of Ethiopia today unanimously approved a draft law prepared to restructure executive organs and new cabinet nominated by Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.
The new cabinet has a record number of female ministers, consisting 50% out of the 20 ministers.
The following are the newly appointed cabinet members.
Mrs Muferiat Kamil —————————-Minister of Peace
Mrs Aisha Mohammed ———————— Minister of Defense
Ahmed Shide ———————————— Minister of Finance and Economy
Umer Hussien———————————- Minister of Agriculture
Mrs Fetlework Gebregziabher —————- Minister of Trade and Industry
Mrs Adanech Abebe —————————– Minister of Revenue
Dr Getahun Mekuria ——————- Minister of Innovation and Technology
Mrs Dagmawit Mogess —————— Minister of Transport
Jantirar Abay —————————— Minister of Urban Development and Construction
Dr Samuel Hurko ————————– Minister of Mines and Petroleum
Dr Tilaye Gete —————————- Minister of Education
Mrs Hirut Woldemariam (PhD) —— — Minister of Science and Higher education
Mrs Yalemtsegay Assefa —————— Minister of Women’s, Children’s and Youth
Mrs Ergoge Tesfaye (PhD) —————————– Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Mrs Hirut Kassaw (PhD) —————– Minister of Culture and Tourism
Mrs Fitsum Assefa (PhD) –—————–Minister of Planning and Development Commission
Dr Workneh Gebeyehu (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Dr Amir Aman (Minister of Health) Dr Engineer Dr.Engineer Seleshi Bekele (Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity) and Berhanu Tsegaye (Attorney General with the Rank of Minister) remained as ministers.
The appointments took into consideration competence and educational background, according to the Prime Minister.
SOURCES: Fana Broadcasting Corporate-FBC