The House of People's Representatives today approved Prime Minister Hailemariam's appointment of five Ministers. The appointment of the ministers was made after recent changes in the organization of the executive duties following the Prime Minister's own appointment in September.
Ato Muktar Kedir is appointed with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister to coordinate the Good Governance and Reform Cluster and as Minister of the Civil Service. Dr. Debretsion Gebremichel, Minister of Communication and Information Technolgy has been appointed with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister to coordinate the Economy and Finance Cluster. They join Ato Demeke Mekonnen, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education. Dr. Tewodros Adhanom, previously Minister of Health, has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Acting Minister for Trade, Ato Kebede Chane, has been confirmed as the Minister, and Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu, formerly State Minister of Health now takes over as the Minister of Health.