May 28: political and socioeconomic turning point
May 27, 2014
In contrary to the expectations and speculations of many political and media analysts about Ethiopia’s political stability in the aftermath of the demise of the rogue military regime, Ethiopians have come together in transforming their country to a new phase and established their unison.
His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ato Demeke Mekonnen, said that the Victory Day of Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and peoples, May 28, has transformed Ethiopia into a new socioeconomic and political phase.
May 28 is a turning point for all the progresses registered in the country. As it is seen on the ground the life of the people of Ethiopian has been changing affirmatively since that day. The country has been registering a significant economic growth particularly in the past ten consecutive years.
The boosting economy in Ethiopia is so remarkable not only in Africa but also in the world, which international organizations in particular and the people of Ethiopia as a whole have also witnessed. This Unique Day resulted in the realization of freedom, self administration and equality of all nations, nationalities and peoples in the country.
That Victory Day opened a wide room for Ethiopians enjoy not only their political but also their fundamental rights and enabled the country to cement its bases for its renaissance. The thriving of peace, the reality of sustainable development and the flourishing of democracy in the country has benefited all nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia.
Nowadays, the Ethiopian people have realized the fruits of May 28 that they are now at the front in striving against anti-development groups and committed to pay any scarification to realize development projects of the country in different sectors. They are also keen to keep and maintain their democratic and fundamental rights. The people were deprived of these rights for years in all past regimes. It was a reality that May 28 has guaranteed the fundamental and democratic rights of nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia.
The 23rd anniversary of the Victory Day May 28 is being celebrated at a moment when the country has left with only one year to accomplish its five years growth and transformation plan. The Sugar and hydropower projects, the Railway construction, the booming investment, urbanization, infrastructure expansion and service delivery are some of the results of the Victory of May 28 among many others.
The realization of the political power of the people of Ethiopia was witnessed in the past four national elections. the multi-party governing system and the free, fair and democratic national elections held so far are also dedicated to that Victory Day. May 28, therefore, is the political and socioeconomic turning point for Ethiopians in the history of the country.