NEBE set to make upcoming elections free, credible

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Addis Ababa, 4 July 2014 (WIC) – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it is undertaking preparation for the 5th general elections scheduled to take place next year.
Presenting NEBE’s 11 month performance report to the House of Peoples Representatives (HPR) yesterday, Prof. Merga Bekana Chairperson of NEBE said the board is undertaking all the necessary preparations to make the upcoming election free, fair and credible.

Preparation of ballot boxes and training of political parties are among the activities being carried out by the board, he said.
In a related development, HPR ratified the draft bill providing for establishment of the Infrastructure Development Coordinating Institute to coordinate infrastructure development activities at the federal level.

It is necessary to establish the Institute to manage the infrastructure development across the country through one system and create coordinated activities among implementers.
The establishment of the Institute will help to lead such activities in a coordinated manner and minimize challenges related to resource management, service interruption and environmental degradation.

According to ENA, the House also ratified the agreement between Ethiopia and Djibouti for supply of water.
The agreement which will enable Djibouti to get 37 million cubic meter water per annual from Ethiopia for the coming 30 years said to boost the cooperation between the two countries.