Ethiopia: Cornerstone Laid for ‘Meles Zenawi Green Growth Center’


By Nebil Bekele

A cornerstone was laid on Tuesday at a park in Addis Ababa for a future “Meles Zenawi Green Growth Center”.

A tree planting event was also held in connection with the first year memorial of the passing of the late great leader.

Meles Zenawi Foundation Board Chair, Azeb Mesfin and Addis Ababa Mayor Driba Kuma laid the foundation stone.

On the occasion, individuals drawn from various sub cities and institutions planted tree seedlings in honor and memory of the late great leader Meles Zenawi.

Addis Ababa Mayor Driba Kuma said the center is a place where Meles Zenawi’s green growth strategy is honored and remembered.

A mechanism would be put in place to look after the planted tree seedlings, he said.