The 4th House of Peoples’ Representative endorsed the new cabinet members nominated by the Prime Minister in its second day session this morning.
It is to be recalled that the Parliament re-elected Meles Zenawi as a Prime Minister and new Speakers in its yesterday session. Similarly, the 4th House of Federation did elect new Speakers in its yesterday session. (see below)
The new Cabinet includes eight new appointees. A southerner assumed the post of a Deputy Prime Minister for the first time.
The share of female ministers and ministers from EPRDF partner parties increased from two to three. Notably, an appointee from a partner party, a Somali, is appointed to the more influential post, Ministry of Trade.
The new Cabinet includes six Muslim members, same as the previous one. It is to be recalled that the country appointed a Muslim as a Minister of Defense for the first time in its history three years ago.
Vice Ministers and State Ministers will be appointed in the coming weeks by the Prime Minister in consultation with the respective Minister.
|Deputy Prime Minister||Hailemariam Desalegn||SEPDM/EPRDF|
|1||Minister of Agriculture||Tefera Deribew||ANDM/EPRDF|
|2||Minister of Civil Service||Junedin Sado||OPDO/EPRDF|
|3||Minister of Communication and Information Technology||Debretsion Gebremikael||TPLF/EPRDF||New|
|4||Minister of Culture and Tourism||Amin Abdulkadir||ANDP||New|
|5||Minister of Defense||Siraj Fegeta||SEPDM/EPRDF|
|6||Minister of Education||Demeke Mekonnen||ANDM/EPRDF|
|7||Minister of Federal Affairs||Dr Shiferaw Tekelemariam||SEPDM/EPRDF|
|8||Minister of Finance and Economic Development||Sufian Ahmed||OPDO/EPRDF|
|9||Minister of Health||Dr Tewodros Adhanom||TPLF/EPRDF|
|10||Minister of Industry||Mekonnen Manyazewal||Amhara but not party member|
|11||Minister of Justice||Berhane Hailu||ANDM/EPRDF|
|12||Minister of Labor and Social Affairs||Abdulfetah Abdulahi Hassen||SPDP||New|
|13||Minister of Mines||Sinknesh Ejigu (Female)||OPDO/EPRDF||New|
|14||Minister of Science and Technology||Desse Dalke||SEPDM/EPRDF||New|
|15||Minister of Trade and Investment||Abdurahman Shek Mohammed||SPDP||New|
|16||Minister of Transport||Diriba Kuma||OPDO/EPRDF|
|17||Minister of Urban Development and Construction||Mekuria Haile||SEPDM/EPRDF||New|
|18||Minister of Water and Energy||Alemayehu Tegenu||OPDO/EPRDF|
|19||Minister of Women, Youth and Children’s Affairs||Zenebu Tadesse (Female)||ANDM/EPRDF||New|
|20||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Hailemariam Desalegn||SEPDM/EPRDF|
|21||Director General of the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority||Melaku Fanta||ANDM/EPRDF|
|22||Government Chief Whip||Aster Mamo(Female)||OPDO/EPRDF|
|23||Gov’t Communication Office Head||BereKet Simon||ANDM/EPRDF|
The last 3 appointees are members of the Cabinet with a ministerial portfolio.
House of Peoples’ Representatives
|Dep. Speaker||Shitaye Minale (Female)||ANDM/EPRDF|
House of Federation
EPRDF – Ethiopian peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party
TPLF – Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front
ANDM – Amhara Nation Democratic Movement
OPDO – Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization
SPEDM – Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic movement
ANDP – Afar National Democratic Party
SPDP – Somali people’s Democratic Party