PM Encourages Athletes to Champion Clean Ethiopia


Addis Ababa: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged Ethiopian athletes to become role models for Clean Ethiopia besides their effort to become champion in athletics competitions.

The premier made the remark at a digital telethon being held to raise 50 million Birr within 10 hours for the construction modern, clean and dignified public restrooms.

Many Ethiopian athletes, including Ethiopian Olympic Committee President Ashebir Woldegiorgis have joined the Clean Ethiopia cause and are contributing to the telethon.

The Prime Minister, who attended in the same event, said the purpose of the “Clean Street – Living in Health” movement is not only to contribute money, but also to make the country clean.

Therefore, Abiy said, Ethiopian athletes should take the lead in making clean Ethiopia a reality just as they raised the flag of their country by winning.

He mentioned that Ethiopia is a country that is comfortable to live in and rich in natural resources.

Athletes should not only win in the race but also show the beau
ty of Ethiopia by being a role model for cleanliness.

He conveyed his message that Ethiopians should build a beautiful and clean country in a united way.

The telethon’s goal is to create a clean city and environment, which is important for both changing the appearance of the city and protecting the health of its residents.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency