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African Leaders Honour Late Zenawi

Posted by Ethio Tribune on April 8, 2013

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Africa needs to address the issue of electricity shortage as one of the means to enhance and enable its development efforts.

He made the comments on Sunday at the African Union Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he gave an address during a congress to launch the Meles Zenawi Foundation.

The foundation is aimed at serving as a forum to highlight the ideals and vision of Prime Minister Zenawi and chart the way forward to keep his legacy alive.

The Meles Zenawi Foundation will be entrusted with ensuring that the late Prime Minister’s dedication and commitment to improving the lives of the Ethiopian people and his contribution to championing the cause of Africa will continue to inspire future generations.

Uganda pledged a contribution of US $ 300.000, while Djibouti pledged a contribution of US $ 500,000, South Sudan pledged US $ 1,000,000 and Sudan pledged US $ 2,000,000

Museveni who was on a one day working visit to Addis Ababa stressed that electricity on the continent is a big problem.

“Unless it can be scientifically proved that Africans don’t need electricity. Some members of the international community are speaking about promoting homosexuality instead of addressing serious issues. Don’t homosexuals need electricity?”…click here to read more>>

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