//Parliament gives nod to new ministers, judges in Ethiopia

Parliament gives nod to new ministers, judges in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday authorized the appointment of countless key ministers and judicial officers.

The House of Peoples’ Representatives, the lower chamber of Ethiopia’s parliament, recommended the appointments of Kenea Yadeta as defense minister, Gedion Timothewos as attorney general, Takele Umma as minister of mines and petroleum, and Samuel Hurkato as minister of science and greater education minister.

Lawmakers accepted the candidates, nominated via Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ultimate month, with a majority vote throughout an emergency session.

They also greenlit the appointment of 40 judges to the Federal High Court and 50 judges to the Federal First Instance Court, in accordance to nearby broadcaster Fana.

Legislators are additionally predicted to discuss the fitness minister’s record on Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response.

In the record submitted remaining week, Lia Tadesse counseled that the East African country was now in a role to preserve its 6th parliamentary elections.

The northern Tigray vicinity held polls two weeks ago, defying federal authorities and violating measures imposed as section of the COVID-19 kingdom of emergency.