Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Earns $300 Monthly

Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, Earns $300 Monthly

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed is Changing the African Narrative

Sebastiane Ebatamehi

On a salary of just $300, Abiy Ahmed’s Mission as Prime Minister in Ethiopia is not to amass wealth but to overhaul the economic model of his country. This is the type of leadership ideology Africa needs, don’t you agree?

“We have been talking about democracy for 20 years, yet there have been huge human rights violations. The party holds 100 percent of seats in parliament, yet it talks about democracy.”

“If you asked the youth on the streets, they wouldn’t know that the United States gives us $1.3 billion a year.” Rather than spreading this “around NGOs”, it could “go on big projects – for irrigation,” he suggests, “or building a university.”