Abiy Ahmed has Monday been as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia for the second term by the House of Peoples’ Representative of Ethiopia.
The Horn of Africa nation today formed its new government based on the results of the June 21 general election where his party (Prosperity Party) scored a landslide win that federal officials touted as the high-water mark of democratic reforms he initiated upon taking office in 2018.
Accordingly, the new House of Peoples’ Representative re-elected Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Abiy has sworn in to serve the country faithfully as Prime Minister for the coming five years fronting respect and observance of the country’s constitution.
“I, Abiy Ahmed Ali, today in the House of People’s Representatives, accept the appointment as prime minister, as I pledge to undertake responsibly and with faith to the constitution the responsibility placed upon me by the people,” he said while being sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi.
The event was witnessed by several heads of government and state from all-over Africa Some of them include Uhuru Kenyatta (President of Kenya), Sama Lukonde (Prime Minister of DRC), Yoweri Museveni (President of Uganda), Salva Kiir (President of South Sudan), Ismael Oguelleh (President of Djibouti), Mohamad Farmaajo (President of Somalia), Muhammadu Buhari (President of Nigeria among others.
Abiy has been serving as Prime Minister of Ethiopia for the past three years.
He has been acclaimed for his peace and reconciliation among Ethiopians, across the region and neighboring countries including Eritrea.
He has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his diligent efforts for peace in his country and beyond.
Prime Minister Abiy is also known for successfully leading the national reform activities in Ethiopia that has been witnessing encouraging results since three years particularly in the restructuring of democratic institutions such as the National Electoral Board and Human Rights Commission.