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Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)

What has PM Hailemariam Desalegn done with the education, training and expertise he acquired in ‘sanitary engineering’ to improve the sanitation system in Addis Ababa or anywhere else? NONE. In fact, under his personal watch, some 113 Ethiopians were buried when a mountain of garbage at a landfill collapsed.

BY Prof. AL MARIAM

The purported prime minster of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, is a sanitary engineer with a master’s degree from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland. The sanitary engineering profession is concerned with the removal and disposal of human waste and finding ways of supplying safe potable water.

Last week, under Desalegn’s personal watch nearly 200 people were buried when a “mountain of garbage” at a landfill commonly known as “Qoshe”, some 13 miles southwest of the capital, collapsed on an adjacent neighborhood. Continue reading Trashin’ Addis Ababa (New Flower)