by Bakri Bazara
The dire security situation in Ethiopia has made the public increasingly anxious as incidences of terroristic acts arose. Random killings, arsons, bank robberies, and extortion of businesses have been on the rise leaving many people helplessly insecure. Mr. Abiye’s government says they are doing all they can to improve security but the public is not at all convinced by that. The public is aware that unless Mr. Abiye addresses the underlying causes of the lack of security unless he stops those groups who have vested interest in terrorizing the public and destabilizing the country, there will be no peace in the country.
Mr. Abiye seems in a quandary. The challenges facing him are monumental. Obstacles from the different competing forces vying to achieve their goals had made Mr. Abiye’s task of governing very hard. As a result, the reform policies he wanted to implement have been proceeding in fits and starts.