by Kenaw Tarekeng
By now, we all have enough information about what has been to the Kemant people back home. Kemants have been asking the local and federal governments about their constitutional rights on the basis of article 39 of the Ethiopian Constitution. Their goal is crystal clear; they want self administration, for social and economical developments and identity restoration like all other ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They are not asking to create a new law or to change an existing law; they are not asking for separation either. If we support genuinely Agaw ethnic identity, then there is no reason why we can’t support kemant for the same reason. The two groups are two sides of the same coin.
Knowing the fact that their request is constitutional and beneficial not only to kemant people, but also to all ethnics; and knowing the fact that their request is beneficial not only to our generation, but also to many generations to come, we shall contribute our share of efforts. We should not expect something from nothing and we can’t wait for the good things to come for free. Our family and friends back home are paying the most difficult prices. They are forced to go to detention areas just because they ask constitutional rights. Amhara leaders are taking their freedom away from them. This is the most challenging time for our history and we are going to face more challenges. Diasporas should not close their eyes. It is just not the right time to ignore innocent farmers imprisoned for the crime they don’t commit. Please don’t ignore them. Instead, we should pay our share of the prices. The price is very simple. We should provide moral, financial, and material supports.
Control Systems Engineer