ሰበረ ዜና Breaking news: በሶሬሳ ጉዱማሌ በአባቶች (በሞቴዎች) የሲዳማ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት ምስረታ በይፋ ታወጀ::
ህገ መንግስታዊ የቀን ገደብ ካለቀ ሀላለን ጨርሰናል ብለዋል ከሁሉም አከባቢ የተወጣጡ የሲዳማ የሀገር ሽማግሌዎች!!
የሲዳማ ሽማግሌዎች እና ሞቴዎች የሲዳማ ብሄራዊ ክልል ቅድመ እወጃን ዛሬ በሀዋሳ ጉዱማሌ መርቀው አብስረዋል!!
አባቶችን ሳያማክር አንድ እርምጃ የማይጓዘው ሲዳማ ዛሬም አባቶች እና የጎሳ ሞቴዎችን በሀዋሳ ጉዱማሌ አስጠርተው የክልል እወጃውን መርቀው እንዲያበስሩ አድርገዋል። ከሁሉም የሲዳማ አከባቢዎች ተወክለው የተወጣጡ የሀገር ሽማግሌዎች፥እናቶች፥ሞቴዎች እና የኤጄቶ ተወካዮች በተገኙበት ከ4 ቀን በኋላ በ11/11/11 ስለሚታወጀው የሲዳማ ክልል ቅድመ ዝግጅት ማለቁን አሳውቀዋል።
በደኢህዴን ማዕከላዊ ስብሰባ ላይ እየተሳተፉ ያሉ የሲዳማ ባለስልጣናት ለክልል እወጃው ስለምያስፈልጉ ባስቸኳይ ስብሰባውን ረግጠው እንዲወጡ ከህዝቡ አስተያየቶች እየተሰጡ ይግኛሉ።
እንኳን ደስ አላችሁ!!
አጋሮቻችንና የፈደራልዝም ህብር በሄር ህብረት::
በዛሬው ዕለት ቁጥራቸው በርካታ የሆኑ የሲዳማ ብሔር ተወላጆች በተገኙበት ከዚህ ቀደም ሲገለፅ እንደነበረው 10ኛው የሲዳማ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት ሀዋሳ ቅድመ ምስረታ ፍፁም ሰላማዊ በሆነ መንገድ በአባቶች የታወጀ ሲሆን በቀጣይም በየደረጃው ዕወጃው የሚከናወን ሲሆን በማጠቃለያም በመንግስታዊው በሲዳማ ምክር ቤት ሀምሌ 11/2011 ዓ.ም ዕወጃው ፀድቆ ከሀምሌ 12/2011 ዓ.ም በአዲሱ ክልል መንግስታዊ ስራዎች እንደሚከናወኑ ተገልፆአል። Hoola halaaleho Sidama Teesi 😍👌
ሰበር ዜና – የሲዳማ ዳያስፖራ ማህበር ባለ 7 ነጥብ የአቋም መግለጫ – From: Sidama Diaspora Association
To: International Community
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (#OHCHR)
Palais des Nations
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The Human Rights Action Centre
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July 13, 2019
Subject: Violation of the Constitutional Rights of Sidama People in Ethiopia
Sidama is one of the nations in the southern Ethiopia with an estimated population of over 6 million. The majority of the Sidama people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and are known for their coffee, corn, sugarcane and false-banana productions. When the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power in 1991, administrative boundaries were redrawn and the Sidama people, along with a few other nationalities, was granted semi-autonomous regional-state status. However, in August 1995, the Sidama nation was forcefully merged with over 50 other nations and nationalities to form what is now called the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR). This merger was an ill-intentioned political decision to suppress a voice of the Sidama people. The Sidama people, therefore, rejected such an arrangement from the start and have intensified their totally peaceful and lawful political struggle for statehood ever since.
The Sidama people’s quest to form their own administrative region is enshrined in the Ethiopian constitution. According to the constitution, Article 47, sub-article 2, “any nation/nationality/people who have been part of the current regional states in the Ethiopian Federation, could become independent regional state following the procedures” set in the sub-article 3. However, the Ethiopian government chose to ignore the just and constitutional demands of our people for decades. On May 24, 2002, the government unleashed its most brutal commandos against totally peaceful protesters demanding regional self-administration and massacred more than 70 unarmed civilians and wounded over one thousand in the Looqqe village of Hawassa. Amongst the dead and injured were high school and college students, teachers, local farmers, merchants and unsuspecting mothers who were returning home from a local market. Despite such inhumane actions of the EPRDF regime, the Sidama people continued their legitimate demand for self-administration, and in 2005, again, the demand received unanimous backing and approval of district and zonal council members. However, the then prime minister (late Meles Zenawi) forced council members to reverse their votes and the legitimate process was halted once again by the government that doesn’t believe in the rule of law.
Repeated human rights abuses and denials of basic democratic rights only made our people stronger and more determined to continue to fight for the just cause. The struggle gathered more momentum over the last year following massive civil movements spearheaded by the youth around the country. The movements seem to have brought an end to an authoritarian government and allowed more reformist and progressive wing of the ruling party to assume political power. This wing led by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmad has made significant changes in the country including the initial recognition of the ongoing demand of Sidama people for statehood and self-administration. As a result, zonal council members approved the demand for statehood on July 18, 2018, once again. The State council accepted the demand of the Sidama people to establish its own regional state and per the constitution, requested the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to conduct the referendum within one year. The Sidama people eagerly waited for the referendum date to be set, but once again, the government failed to fulfill its constitutional duty.
The people are, therefore, left disappointed and frustrated by the government’s lack of action. This was followed by two massive rallies, in the months of February and April of this year, reminding NEBE and the government to set the date for and conduct the referendum within one year from the time the demand for statehood was first officially approved. Unfortunately, however, both NEBE and the government continued to ignore Sidama’s legitimate demand.
Despite being frustrated, the people are still hoping for the government to fulfill its constitutional duty before July 18, 2019 per the constitution, article 47, sub-article 3b. In the meantime, In recent Ethiopian parliament session held on July 1, 2019, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, in response to the question raised from one of the parliament members, said that the office of National Election Board was not in a position to conduct the referendum due to ongoing upgrades to the office building and other procedural issues. However, the Prime Minister did not indicate in his answer about the possible referendum date while the deadline set by the constitution was only about two weeks away. Moreover, he warned and threatened that he will take military action in the SNNPR region where the people peacefully demanding for their democratic right of self-governance. We find this deeply concerning and hence would like to alert the international community of potential consequences of such threats. Taking a military action against people that are peacefully asking for the government to carry out its constitutional duty will be an act of crime and could lead to an abject human rights crisis and loss of lives.
The Sidama Diaspora from around the world, therefore, would like to kindly appeal to the international community; the UN Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other diplomatic organizations and Embassies to closely watch the case of Sidama within Ethiopia. And we respectfully request the diplomatic and international community to put pressure on Ethiopian government to respect the constitutional right of Sidama people for statehood. More importantly, there could be a grave human rights crisis if the government takes a military action against unarmed people of Sidama people and hence, we highly urge the Human Rights Commission and all other concerned parties to monitor the situation closely and pressure the Ethiopian government to immediately drop any plans to take any military action against the people.
Sidama Diaspora Association, Around the World
Ethiopia: ዘ-ሐበሻ የዕለቱ ዜና | Zehabesha Daily News July 14, 2019