According to source, the Kemant Community’s planned demonstration postponed for an indefinite period of time. The strike supposed to take place in the current month. According to the report, the decision was made by the Kemant Council consists of 120 representatives from nine woredas including Gondar City. The resolution was made by the majority at the meeting held on the 3rd of December 2011 in Gondar City. Some council members looked dissatisfied with the move. According to a reliable source, the regional government was informally bargaining with Professor Yigzaw Kebede for the adjournment of the planned demonstration. Professor Yigzaw appeared to enjoy considerable influence on the community.
Despite postponed, the council instructed the alternative measures to be taken in this month. About 30 council members, most of them are also woreda representatives to travel to Bahir Dar to discuss their grievance with Ayalew Gobeze, the Governor of Amhara Region. It was tentatively scheduled for January 4, 2012. Then, depending on the outcome of the session, some members expected to travel to Addis Ababa to meet with federation representatives and the rest of the delegates will returned to Gondar to inform the community on their mission.
In related latest news, Mr. Ayalew, the Governor reportedly invited Kemant executive Committee members and speakers to Bahir Dar on the same date. The speakers are to present for audience on the history of the kemant people.