November 5, 2018 Former Ethiopian President Mulat Teshome received yesterday the highest medal of honor in Ethiopia.
The attendees were Prime Minister Abi Ahmed, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, senior government officials, former presidents Girm Voldegiorgis and others. Negasso Gidada, a member of the opposition political parties and diplomats.
Marking the event, Prime Minister Abhi Ahmed said the event was organized in order to give recognition to the outstanding achievements of the leaders.
The prime minister said former Moulat Teshome deserves a reward for his remarkable success and added that leaving his mandate gracefully "reveals that ongoing reform is on the right track."
He has prioritized public interest for his concern, the prime minister added.
He said that being a former leader is inevitable, said the program is an example for current leaders to volunteer their country.
Speaking on the occasion, former President Mulat Teshome said that the ceremony of forgiveness is what the country longs for.
"This reveals that we are on the right path to democratization."
He also invited people to stand together to ensure the continuity of the reform and face poverty.
The Ethiopian government also awarded the highest national honor to former Supreme Court President Dagna Melaku.
Stating that his health problem was rational for his resignation, Dagne promised to share his rich experience to ensure justice in the country.