The newly-elected Addis Ababa City Council has designated the former Minister of Transport, Diriba Kuma, as the City’s mayor for the coming five years.
The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) led council carried out its first session on Tuesday, July 9, at the city hall.
The newly-elected Mayor is also an executive committee member of EPRDF and the Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO).
Most of the members included in Diriba’s new cabinet are not new to the job, because they had served in the past administration that was led by Kuma Demeksa, who was appointed as Policy and Research Adviser, at the ministerial level, to the Prime Minister last week.
The new Mayor also reappointed Abate Sitotaw as deputy Mayor. Abate, who is a member of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), has been serving in the post under Kuma’s administration for the past one year.
Diriba promised to resolve the socioeconomic problems of the capital city like infrastructure issues, housing and the provision of water supply.