The Government of Ethiopia
H E Sahlework Zewde
H E Dr Abyi Ahmed
Deputy Prime Minister:
H.E Demeke Mekonen
Speaker of the House ofPeople's Representatives:
H E Tagesse Chafo
Ethiopia is a multi-party federal democracy with legislative authority resting with the government headed by an executive prime minister and the elected House of Representatives (547 members) and the House of Federation (110 members). The Prime Minister is chosen by the party in power following multi-party democratic national and federal state elections which are held every five years. Parties can be registered at either the national or the federal state level. The President is elected by the members of the House of People's Representatives
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed names new cabinet APRIL 20, 2018
Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, named his cabinet members on 19 April as well as heads of relevant federal government organizations. PM Ahmed, who presented 16 new cabinet members for approval to the Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives, also appointed nine officials as heads of various federal government offices.
Following the endorsement of Ahmed’s new 16 cabinet members by the parliament’ lower house unanimously, the premiere has now 29 cabinet members, of which 16 have already been appointed.
From the incoming 16 cabinet members, 10 have been appointed for various ministerial positions, while the remaining six were reshuffled from one ministerial position to another. Some 13 of the ministers in the 29-member cabinet have remained in their previous positions.
Dr Abiy Ahmed sworn in as Prime Minister of Ethiopia APRIL 2, 2018
The new Prime Minister also thanked the outgoing Premier Hailemariam Desalegn for his decision to step down from his post to become part of a solution for the political instability occurred in the country and to be a model for others.
Dr Abiy took office today as Prime Minister following an oath-taking ceremony. The outgoing Prime Minister Hailemariam and other senior officials welcomed upon his arrival office.
Hailemariam wished success for the new Prime Minister and pledged to provide his unreserved support for him.
Prime Minister Dr Abiy on his part expressed gratitude for Hailemariam for his contribution.
Former Premier given warm farewell APRIL 25, 2018
Former Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemaraim Desalegn was given a farewell yesterday by senior government officials and diplomats, including Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.
Prime Minister Dr Abiy presented the former Premier with the country’s Highest Medal and Highest Diploma of Honor at a farewell ceremony held at the National Palace.
During the event, Prime Minister Abiy thanked the former Premier for his contribution to the country and described him as “an academic who has a special quality that could be a model for all of us.”
“Hailemariam taught us a lot. He taught us that power should be used to serve the public, not for personal use,” he said.
The Premier further thanked former First Lady Roman Tesfaye for her contribution to the success of the former Premier Hailemariam Desalegn.
Hailemariam said the new Premier should be given time, support, and advice for the challenges that lie ahead, instead of criticizing him.
Ethiopia parliament elects female speaker, Muferiat Kamil APRIL 20, 2018
Ethiopia’s parliament, the House of Peoples’ Representatives, has chosen a former Minister of Women’s, as its new speaker. She replaces Abadula Gemeda who has been in the role since 2010.
Muferiat Kamil belongs to the Southern Ethiopia Peoples Democratic Movement (SEPDM), one of the constituent bodies of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
In 2008, Muferiat Kamil, the new speaker became Minister of Women’s Affairs at the age of 32, at the time, the youngest appointee of the late Meles Zenawi.
She was born in Jimma, the largest city in south-western Ethiopia. She Graduated from Haramaya University with BSc. Degree in Agriculture in 2000.
She held different women affairs roles and from 2002 till her appointment as Public Relations Advisor to the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) President in 2007.
She worked at the EPRDF office in Addis Ababa in April 2008, then as a junior public relations officer till her appointment as Minister of Women’s Affairs.
Both the speaker and the deputy positions will be held by women, as Shitaye Menale was appointed as her Deputy.
The new cabinet
October 6, 2021 (FBC) – The House of Peoples Representatives has approved the nomination of Ministerial level cabinet members including reappointment of Demeke Mekonnen Hassen as Deputy Prime Minister and Foregin Minister.
H.E Demeke Mekonnen Hassen
Deputy Prime Minister and foreign affairs minister
H.E Engineer Aisha Mohammed
Irrigation and Lowland Development Minister
H.E Melaku Alebel
H.E Ambassador Nasise Chali
H.E Ergoge Tesfaye (PhD)
Women and Social Affairs Minister
H.E Abhrham Belay (PhD)
H.E Engineer Habtamu Itefa Geleta
Water and Energy Minister
H.E Binalf Andualem
H.E Lake Ayalew
H.E Fitsum Asefa (PhD)
Plan and Development Minister
H.E Ahmed Shide
H.E Professor Birhanu Nega
H.E Gedewon Timotewos (PhD)
H.E Chaltu Sani Ibrahim
Urban and Infrastructure Minister
H.E Muferihat Kamil
Urban Development Minister
H.E Dagmawit Moges
Transport and Logistics Minister
H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse
H.E Engineer Takelle Uma Benti
Mines and Petroleum Minister
Government organizations responsible to the Prime Minister:
Office of the Prime Minister
Government Communications Service
National Bank of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Capital Market Authority
Ethiopian Investment Commission
Federal Police Commission
Information Network Security Agency
National Intelligence Security Service
Financial Security Service
Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Ethiopian Communications Authority
African Leadership Excellence Academy
Ethiopian National Security Council
Ethiopian Civil Service Commission
Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
Disaster Risk Management Commission
National Reconciliation Commission
Administrative, Boundary and Identity Affairs
Institutions Responsible to National Bank of Ethiopia:
Public Servants Social Security Agency
Private Employees Social Security Agency
Institutions Responsible to Ministry of Work and Skills Development
Technical and Vocational Education & Training Institute,
Agricultural Technical & Vocational Education & Training Institute, and
Tourism Training Institute.
Institutions Responsible for Plan & Development Commission:
Ethiopian Statistics Service,
Policy Studies Institute and
Environmental Protection Authority.
Institutions Responsible to Ministry of Justice:
Civil Society Organizations Authority
Federal Prisons Administration Commission
Federal Justice & Legal Institute
Documents Registration and Authentication Service, and
Federal Tax Appeal.
The Prime Minister said the nomination puts into consideration gender, educational background, experience, efficiency, religious inclusion, and devotion of the nominees. The MPs approved the nomination of Demeke Mekonnen with two against and twelve abstainers. Accordingly,
Demeke Mekonnen Hassen – Deputy Prime Minister and foreign affairs minister
Abhrham Belay (PhD) – as Defense Minister
Ahmed Shide – as Finance Minister
Muferihat Kamil- as Urban Development Minister
Oumer Hussen Oba – as Minister of Agriculture
Engineer Aisha Mohammed – as Irrigation and Lowland Development Minister
Engineer Habtamu Itefa Geleta-as Water and Energy Minister
Professor Birhanu Nega- as Education Minister
Dagmawit Moges – as Transport and Logistics Minister
Gebremeskel Chala – as Trade and Regional Integration Minister
Melaku Alebel – as Industry Minister
Binalf Andualem – as Peace Minister
Gedewon Timotewos (PhD) – as Justice Minister
Dr. Lia Tadesse – as Health Minister
Belete Mola – as Innovation and Technology Minister
Ambassador Nasise Chali – as Tourism Minister
Lake Ayalew – as Revenue Minister
Chaltu Sani Ibrahim – as Urban and Infrastructure Minister
Engineer Takelle Uma Benti – as Mines and Petroleum Minister
Kejela Merdasa Tulu – as Culture and Sports Minister
Ergoge Tesfaye (PhD) – as Women and Social Affairs Minister
Fitsum Asefa (PhD) – as Plan and Development Minister
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has appointed executives for various high-level posts.
Those with the rank of minister are:
Adem Farah, Head of Democratic Systems Building Coordinating Center,
Tesfaye Beljige, Government Chief Whip,
Engineer Sileshi Bekele (PhD), Advisor to the Prime Minister on Trans-boundary Rivers, and Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Chief Negotiator, and
Legesse Tulu, Head of Government Communications Service.
-Teferi Fikre is appointed Head of Prime Minister Office and Cabinet Affairs Minister.
-Dr. Mihret Debebe, President of African Leadership Excellence Academy; and
-Fisseha Yitagesu, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed more officials to various high level federal positions.
New appointments include State Ministers for 22 ministerial institutions and Office of Prime Minister and two commissioners for two federal commissions.
Two appointees are drawn from contending parties; Mother Party and Freedem and Equality Party, Tirumar Abate as Plan and Development State Minister and Nebya Mohammed Works and Skills Development Ministry respectively. New appointees and their positions are listed as below:
Ambassador Redwan Hussein – Political and Economic Diplomacy Affairs State Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ambassado Birtukan Ayana – Resource Management Service State Minister for Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eyob Tekalign (PhD) – Fiscal Affairs State Minister for Ministry of Finance
Semerita Sewasew – Economic Cooperation Division State Minister for Ministry of Finance
Ahmedin Mohammed – Construction Division State Minister for Defense Ministry
Martha Luwigi – Finance Division State Minister for Ministry of Defense
Melese Mekonnen (PhD) – Horticulture Development Division for Agriculture Ministry
Fikru Regassa (PhD) – Livestock and Fishery Division State Minister for Agriculture Ministry
Professor Eyasu Elias – Natural Resources Development Division for Ministry of Agriculture
Sofia Kasa (PhD) – Agriculture and Investment Division State Minister for Ministry of Agriculture
Taye Dendea – State Minister for Ministry of Peace
Seyoum Mesfin – State Minister for Ministry of Peace
Alemante Agidew – Legal and Justice Service Division State Minister for Ministry of Justice
Fikadu Tsega – Attorney General Division State Minister for Ministry of Justice
Dande Boru – Trade Link and Trade Promotion Division State Minister for Trade and Regional Integration Ministry
Hassen Mohammed Mualin – Trade System and Licensing Division State Minister for Trade and Regional Integration Ministry
Endalew Mekonnen – Infrastructure Quality Assurance Division State Minister for Trade and Regional Integration Ministry
Shisema Gebreselassie – Infrasturcure and Resource Division State Minister for Ministry of Trade
Tarekegn Bulbula – Growth and Competence Division State Minister for Ministry of Trade
Baysa Bedada (PhD) – Research and Innovation Division State Minister for Innovation and Technology Ministry
Huria Ali – ICT and Digital Economy Division State Minsiter for Ministry of Innovation and Technology Ministry
Abrha Adugna (PhD) – Water Resource Management Division State Minister for Water and Energy Ministry
Negash Waqjaw (PhD) – Water and Sanitation Division State Minister for Water and Energy Ministry
Sultan Woli (PhD) – Water and Energy Ministry
Fenta Dejen – Urgan Management State Minister for Urban and Infrastructure Development Ministry
Henos Worku – Housing Development State Minister for Urban and Infrastructure Development Ministry
Kalid Abdurahman – Infrastructure State Minister for Urban and Infrastructure Development Ministry
Million Mathewos – Mines, Petroleum Development and Control State Minister for Ministry of Mines
Thonas Tut – Geo Science Research State Minister for Ministry of Mines
Dereje Duguma – Service and Program Division State Minister for Ministry of Helath
Seharela Abdulahi – Resource Management Division State Minister for Ministry of Health
Ayele Teshome – Capacity Building State Minister for Ministry of Health
Samuel Kifle (PhD) – Higher Education Development Division State Minister for Ministry of Education
Fanta Mandefro – General Education Development Division State Minister for Ministry of Education
Kassahun Gofe – Infrastructure Division State Minister for Ministry of Transport and Logistics
Bereo Hassen Bereo – Service Control Division State Minister for Ministry of Transport and Logistics
Seleshi Girma – Tourism Destinations Infrastructure Division State Minister for Ministry of Tourism
Selamawit Dawit – Tourism Promotion and Marketing Division State Minister for Ministry of Tourism
Ayelech Eshete – Social Affairs Division State Minister for Minsitry of Women and Social Affairs Ministry
Alemitu Oumed – Women and Children Affairs State Minister for Women and Social Affairs Ministry
Muna Ahmed – Youth Affairs State Minister for Women and Social Affairs Ministry
Tesfaye Tulu – Tax System Division State Minister for Ministry of Revenue
Meseret Meskele – Tax Operation Division State Minister for Ministry of Revenue
Tirumar Abate – Monitoring and Evaluation State Minister for Ministry of Plan and Development Ministry
Nemera Mamo (PhD) – Plan Statistics and Policy Division State Minister for Ministry of Plan and Development Ministry
Beker Shale (PhD) – Technical Vocational Division State Minister for Ministry of Works and Skills
Asegid Getachew – Labor Affairs State Minister for Ministry of Works and Skills
Nigusu Tilahun – Works, Labor Deployment and Market Division State Minister for Ministry of Works and Skills
Nebya Mohammed – Advisor State Minister for Ministry of Works and Skills
Endrias Geta (PhD) – Lowland Areas Research and Development Division State Minister for Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Areas Development Ministry
Birhanu Lenjiso (PhD) – Irrigation Development Project Division State Minister for Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Areas Development Ministry
Worknesh Biru – Culture and Languages Development Division State Minister for Culture and Sports Minister
Nefisa Almahadi – Arts, Aesthetics and Innovation Development State Minister for Ministry of Culture and Sports
Ambassador Mesfin Cherinet – Sports Development State Minister for Ministry of Culture and Sports
Tesfaye Daba – Cabinet Affairs State Minister for Office of Prime Minister
Alemtsehay Pawlos – Services and Good governance Follow-up State Minister for Office of Prime Minister
Worku Guangul – National Projects Follow Up State Minister for Office of Prime Minister
Kebede Desisa – State Minister for Government Communications Service
Selamawit Kassa – State Minister for Government Communications
Samuel Urkato (PhD) – Commissioner for Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
Mekuria Haile (PhD) – Commissioner for Civil Service Commission