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According to the deputy premier, the federalism answered the national question and brought stability for 25 years. If it was the
problem we wouldn’t have lasted this long. He underlined that the Wolkait issue is a political propaganda ploy designed to bring
discord between the people of Amhara and Tigray.

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Debretsion: The Wolkait issue isn’t an identity question rather a propaganda ploy
designed to bring discord between the people of Amhara and Tigray
August 03, 2016
Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of
Communication and Information Technology and
coordinator of finance and economic cluster with the
rank of deputy prime minister, said the issue of
Wolkait isn’t an identity question.

During the biannual GTPII performance meeting with
employees and administrative staff of EthioTelecom,

Dr. Debretsion commented “If the wolkait issue was a
question of identity, it would have been raised by the
people of Wolkait themselves in Wolkait, not in
Gondar”

Debretsion also said that the people of Kimant has
raised an identity question themselves and that was
handled as per the constitutional procedure. The
same goes for Wolkait.

“ethnicity is not something we created or
strengthened. It was there all along history and the
federalism was the only option for our country to
continue intact” he added.
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Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), Minister of Communication and Information
Technology and coordinator of finance and economic cluster with the rank of deputy
prime minister [Photo: Awramba Times/Sisay Guzay]
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