News: Lemma Megerssa supports OLF-SG, government peace agreement; Proceedings are ongoing to bring rebels, a committee says


Yared Tsegaye

Addis Ababa, 29 January19 – Recently since "an overseas medical trip," Lemma Megerssa, Oromia's regional state president, supported the recently signed peace agreement between the government and its OLF-SG rebel group , according to the committee created to monitor the & # 39; peace treaty.

Speaking to local journalists late today, Jawar Mohammed, OMN executive director, and Bekele Gerba, Secretary General, said. Oromo Congress (OFC) was challenged, the committee members met with discussions with Lemma today and added their support and commitment to work towards meeting the peace agreement.

Discussions have also been ongoing with both departmental state authorities and Oromia, as well as the OLF-SG directors about the # implementation of its peace treaty, signed on January 24th in Ambo township, within the time allocated of the 20 days. Some of the speeches were successful, some were not, but their committee will continue to & # 39; pushing for the peace treaty, Bekele said.

According to Bekele, the committee has also completed the provisions of the " Elections of eight places where members of their hosting group will be welcomed before they put into a variety of camps for training and reconstruction, as set out in peace agreement. "A date has also been decided when they come to camps."

On her request with journalists about objections from OLF-SG about opposing her & # 39; their membership, Bekele said that although complaints come from both sides, the level has declined considerably and that's committee, which is members of the Abba Gada council, is working on solving the remaining problems including asking both parties to work to that extent

According to the agreement, both parties have agreed that the date on which the agreement was signed will be suspended immediately (24 January). It included the deletion after being followed by discharging and leaving. camping of OLF-SG armed members within 20 days after OLA members receive re-creation training programs. AS

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