Efforts to inscribe Gada system on UNESCO world heritage list progressing

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Ethiopia’s endeavor to designate the Gada system as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage list is moving on a right track signaling fruitful results, said the Oromia Regional State’s Culture and Tourism Bureau Head, Getu Weyesa on August 10, 2016. He also said that the designation of the Gada system on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage of humanity list has a milestone of significance in the fields of scientific studies as well as tourism in addition to preserving the indigenous democratic and socio-political system of the Oromo people. He also added that the launch of preparations has been started to colorfully celebrate Irreecha (Thanksgiving) in Bishoftu, on October 2, 2016.