According to documents acquired by Gadaa.com, the scale of land grabbing (land thefts) underway in Oromia by the TPLF junta, its Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and its foreign financiers is larger than previously known to the public.
According to information aggregated by Gadaa.com, prime farmlands in Oromia, including the Walloo territory in the North, will be divided into at least 8 “industrial zones” and ownership of Oromo farmlands will be transferred to Habesha “INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) and their foreign financiers under the pretext of the “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP – Development” scheme.
Ambo, in West Oromia, is slated to be ultimately incorporated under the authority of Addis AbabaAdministration, together with Bole-Lemmi, Sandafa, Dukem, Kilinto and other small Oromian towns Surrounding Addis Ababa. Under this scheme, Oromo farmers in Kilinto have been completely evicted off their farmlands over the last year in 2013/2014, as it was reported last week on Gadaa.com.
Farmlands around Jimma in South Oromia and those in Melka Jebdu around Dire Dawa in East Oromia will all be incorporated into the adjacent cities, and the ownership of the land be transferred to Habesha“INVESTORS” (aka Neo-Neftegna’s) under the pretext of “development,” “Growth and Transformation Plan – GTP,” and so on.
In Northern Oromia, the TPLF regime has already doled out land to “INVESTORS” under its GTP scheme around Kombolcha, near Bati, Walloo.
The full TPLF plan, if implemented, will uproot millions of Oromos from their farmlands, and condemn them to further poverty with no land and livelihood.
Here are some documents:
- The 8 so far known “industrial zones” designed by TPLF for land theft and grabbing in Oromia (includes Jimma, Dire Dawa and Kombolcha/Walloo):
- Ambo and Other Towns Around Finfinnee: the expansive Addis Ababa will ultimately bring these Oromian towns under its authority per the TPLF plan:
The Oromo Federalist Congress(OFC) has sounded its sternest alarm about the ongoing land-grab activities in Oromia, especially the plan regarding the Oromian towns surrounding Finfinnee, in a statement released on April 14, 2014. OFC issued the statement at the conclusion of its meeting in Finfinnee on April 13, 2014.
In the statement, OFC also condemned the Ethiopian government’s Land Policy, which is being enforced in Oromia without Oromo’s participation, as a plan that will ignite violence between Oromo farmers and investors. Furthermore, OFC reminded the Ethiopian government about the Special Interests of Oromia in Addis Ababa (Finfinnee), which has not been implemented so far, per the Constitution.
Here is the statement in Afan Oromo:
The Oromo people are opposing the TPLF’s new master plan to destroy the Oromo nation, identity and home land:
Dhimma Maastar Pilaanii Finfinnee irratti xiinxala hayyoota Oromoo
Ibsa ABO | The OLF Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing in Finfinnee
The OLF Condemns the Acts of Ethnic Cleansing Perpetrated Against the Oromo People by the TPLF-led Regime in Finfinnee (Addis Ababa)
16th April 2014
Addi Bilisummaa Oromoo Mootummaan Wayyaanee Oromoo Finfinnee fi Naannoo Keessaa Haxaayee Baasuuf Itti Jiru Ni Balaaleffata
Magaalaan Finfinnee namicha harkaa fi harma muruun bekkamu, Minilik 2ffaan erga hundoofte kunoo har`a waggaa 128 ta`ee jira. Yeroo sanaa kaasee hamma ammaatti Finfinneen teessoo mootummoota abbaa irree(dictator) biyya Itiyoophiyaa bulchaa turanii fi bulchaa jiran ta`un tajaajilaa jirti. Ummanni haandhuraa fi naannawaa Finfinnee jiraachaa ture ummata Oromooti. Hundeffama magaalaa gudditti biyya Itiyoophiyaatti aansuun rakkinni fi gadadoon saba guddaa kana irratti gahee fi ammas gahaa jiru baayyee sukkaneessaa dha.
Namichi Miniliik II jedhamu teessoo isaa erga Finfinnee godhate booda hojiin inni raawwate saboota(lammiwwan) isaa kaabaa Itiyoophiyyaati gara giddu-gala biyyatitti godaansisuu ture. Godaansa kanaan ummanni saba Seemii lakkoofsaan hedduu ta`an Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii qubatan. Saboonni biroos sababa daldalaa fi haala jireenya mijaawaa barbaaduuf jecha gara Finfinnetti akka malee godaananiru. Yeroo kanaa kaaseeti baayyinni ummata Oromoo Finfinnee fi naannawaa ishii jiraatu haala nama ajaa`ibuun lakkoofsi isaa gadi bu`aa kan dhufe.
Ragaan waggoota muraasa dura Waajjira giddu-gala staatistikii Itiyoophiyaa(Central statistic agency of Ethiopia) maxxanfame akka agarsisuutti baayyinni ummata Oromoo magaalaa Finfinnee keessa jiraatu 19.51% qofa dha. Parsantiin saddeetamaa (80%) sabni Finfinnee keessa jiraatu kan Oromoo hin taane dha. Ragaa kana irraa hubachuun akka danda`amutti sabni Oromoo akkaataa nama gaddisisuun biyya abbaa isaa kan haandhurri isaa itti awwaalame irraa dhabamsiifamaa akka jiru dha.
Yeroo waa`ee Finfinnee yaadu gaaffiin yeroo baayyee sammuu koo keessa deddebi`u tokkootu jira.Ummanni Oromoo Finfinnee keessa jiraachaa ture parsantii guddaan yeroo ammaa kana hin jiru.
Ummanni kun eessa jira amma? ykn eessa deeme?
Karaa mataa kotiin deebiwwan lama gaaffii kanaaf ta`uu danda`u jedhu akka armaan gaditti dhiheessa.
- Mootummoota abbaa irree biyyatti yeroo gara garaa bulchaa turaniin ykn bulchaa jiraniin dirqisifame naannoo isaa gadhise akka godaanu taasifameera. (displacement)
- Dhibbaa (pressure) ummanni Habashaa karaa aadaa,afaanii fi amantiitin ummata Oromoo irratti godhaniin ummanni Oromoo eenyummaa isaa akka dhabu godhameera.(Identity loss).
Shirri kun hundi saba Oromoo irratti raawwatameera;raawwatamaas jira. Ji`a muraasa dura mootummaa cunqursaa Wayyaaneetiin dizaayiniin magaala Finfinnee babal`isuuf dhiyaate fi booda akka hojiirra olu ragaasifame kan baayyee nama riifachisu fi cittoo irratti fanxoo kan nama jechisisu dha. Jaarraa (bar-dhibbee) 21ffaa kana keessa ummanni addunyaa qaroomiina irraan kan ka`e ummatoota jalqaba biyya tokko keessa jiraachaa turaniif (Indigenous people) kunuunsa gochaa jiru,akkasuumas madaalli naannoo(ecology) tursisuuf kunuunsaa fi eguumsa adda ta`e biqiltootaa fi bineensotaaf gochaa jiru. Karaa faallaa (fuggisoo) ta`en mootummaan Wayyaanee shirri inni kanaan dura ummata Oromoo naannoo Finfinnee jiraatu irratti raawwate gaha otoo hin jedhiin maastar pilaanii(master plan) haaraa qopheessuun aadaa, afaanii fi eenyummaa Oromoo akkasuumas bosonaa fi qabeenya uumamaa Oromoon qabu caalatti dhabamsiisuuf bifa haaraatin duula cimaa gaggeessuuf qophaahaa jira.
Akkaataa diizaayinii haaraa hojii irra oluuf qophaahaa jiru kanaan magaalonni fi aanoonni Finfinnee irraa fageenya kiloomeetira 100 irratti argaman hundi magaalaa Finfinnee jala galu. Mastar pilaanii(Maser Plan) kun dhugumatti hojii irra ola taanaan yeroo kamiyyuu caala ummanni Oromoo rorroo fi gidiraa daangaa hin qabneef saaxilama. Rakkoowwan ijoo(main) mastar pilaaniin kun ummata keenyatti fiduu danda`an akka armaan gaditti ibsuu yaala.
1. Hiyyuummaa babal`isa
Kana jechuun sababa investimantii fi babal`ina magaalaatiin ummanni Oromoo lafa qonnaa isaa ni dhaba. Gali guddaan qote bulaan Oromoo qabu oomisha lafa qonnaa isaa irraa argatu dha. Lafa qonnaa isaa dhabe taanaan oomisha oomishuu hin danda`u. Sababa kanaan kan ka`e galii argachuuf jecha invastimantii lafa qonnaa isaa irratti hundeffameen waardiyyaa ta`uuf dirqama. Dabalataaniis hojii humnaa (labour) garaagaraa barbaachuuf gara magaalaatti godaanuun jireenya gadadoo fi hiyyuumaan guuttame jiraachuuf saaxilama.
2. Diigamuu maatiif sababa ta`a
Kana jechuun immoo qotee bulaan tokko lafa qonnaa isaa erga dhabee galii adda ta`e tokko waan hin qabneef jireenya isaa mo`achuuf jecha qe`ee isaa gadhisee godaanuuf dirqama. Maatiin isaas bifa walfakkaatuun sababa jireenyaatiif jecha faffaca`uun waan nama wal gaafachisu miti.
3. Barattoota fi hojjattoota Oromoo irratti dhibbaa xin-sammuu (Pyschological impacts) hagana hin jedhamne fida.
Afaan barattoonni Oromoo nannawaa Finfinnee jiran mana baruumsaatti ittiin baratani fi waajjiraaleen mootummaa kan dhimma itti bahaan Afaan Oromoo (Oromiffa) dha. Finfinneen haala amma deemaa jiruu kanaan ni bal`atti yoo ta`e aadaa fi afaan saba biraatu wajjiin guddachaa adeema. Manneen barnootaa fi waajjiraaleen naannoo Oromiyaa keessa turan hundi tajaajila kan kennan afaan hojii mootummaa feederaalaa,afaan Amaariffaatin ta`a. Kun immoo barattoota keenyaaf gufuu guddaa ta`uun baruumsa isaanii irratti dhibbaa cimaa ta`e fida. Afaan alagaatiin baruumsa barachuun barattoota Oromoo irratti rakkina xin-sammuu daangaa hin qabne fida. Haaluma wal fakkaatuun hojjattonni waajjiroolee garaagaraa keessa Afaan Oromootiin tajaajila kennaa turan diigamuu bakka hojii isaanii irraan ka`e hojii kan biraa barbaaduuf saaxilamu. Hojiin biraa argamuu danda`uus afaan alagaatiin ta`a. Kuniis miidhaa mataa isaa danda`e qaba.
4. Eenyummaa Oromoo balaa irra buusa
Akkuma armaan dura ibsuu yaaleetti Oromoon Finfinnee keessa jiraatu sababa adda addaatiin eenyummaa isaa akka dhabe dha. Sababa guddina magaalaatiini fi shiira adda ta`e mootummaa wayyaanee qopheessee kanaan dizaayiniin magaalaa Finfinnee bal`isuun hojii irra ola taanaan eenyummaan Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala balaa irra bu`a. Aadaan,afaan,amantiin fi eenyummaan saba habashaa dagaagaa yeroo adeemu kan Oromoo immoo laafuu fi dhabamuuta`a.
Shiira mootummaa Wayyaaneetiin ademaa jiru kana ykn maastar pilaanii magaalaa Finfinnee haaraa kana akkamitti dura dhaabachuun danda`ama?
Ummanni Oromoo maal gochuu qaba?
Ummanni Oromoo yeroo kam iyyuu caala tokkummaa isaa jabessee wal faana dhaabachuu kan qabu yeroo ammaa kana. Tokkummaan sabni keenya shiira nurratti deemaa jiru ittisuuf agarsiise ibsuuf seenaa yeroo dhihoo «Boycott Bedele» yaadachuun gahaa dha. Tokkummaan humna. Yoo walii galan; alaa galan akkuma jedhamu garaagarummaa qabnu akkuma jirutti waliif dhiisnee dhimma Oromoo fi Oromiyaa irratti harka wal qabannee wal faana dhaabachuun dirqama lammii keenya hundaati. Tokkummaan yoo kaane sagalee keenya sadarkaa addunyaatti dhageessisuu dandeenya. Yoo nuti tokkoomne dha, gurra hawaasa adduunyaa argachuu kan dandeenyu. Kanaafuu sabni Oromoo kan biyya keessaa fi biyya hambaa jiru gurmuun wal jabeessee shiira mootummaan Wayyaannee ummata Oromoo lafa irraa dhabamsisuuf gochaa jirtu kana dura dhaabbachuu qaba jedha. Jirbiin wal gargaartee arba hiti (Mixiin wal-qabattee laga ceeti) jedhama mitiree;tokko taane haa falmannu.
Injiffannoon saba cunqursaa jala jiruuf haa ta`u!!!
Maastar plaani magaala Finfinnee haara wordpox kana keessati argachuu ni dandeechu
Hawi Chala (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An office called “Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia Integrated Development Plan” prepared an International and National Conference on June 2013 at Adama Town, Galma Abba Gadaa.
The Objective of organizing the conference of the top ranking government cadres (mostly OPDO’s) was to work on the manifesting of the proposed Integrated Regional Development Plan (IRDP) and prepare the cadre’s to work on the people.
On the Conference, it was stated that, the Purposes of the “IRDP” are:
Instrumental to unleashing Regional Development Potentials
Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges
Enables localities addressing their mutual development challenges
Strengthens complementarities and interconnection of localities
These purposes can be the explicit or clear objectives of the plan. However, the plan have hidden or implicit agenda. Systematically bringing the land under their custody so that, it will sooner or later scramble among their impoverished people in their region. For example, the Finfinnee City Administration and Finfinnee Special Zone can address their mutual development challenges without being incorporated into one master plan. However, the Master plan is not prepared on mutual benefit as the plan is solely prepared by Finfinnee City Administration, despite the name of the office. Hence, though development is boldly emphasized, the main purpose seems to clear the Oromo farmers from their lands in the name of unfair Economic Development.
It was also stated that the Pillars of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are:
Regional Infrastructure Networks
Natural Resource and Environment Stewardship
Cross – Boundary Investments/ e.g FDI)
Joint Regional Projects
However, there seem hidden agenda behind these pillars. For example, in the name of cross-Boundary Investments, local Oromo farmers are going to lose their land for the so-called “investors” and under the pretext of promoting national economy through FDI initiatives In addition, if the plan is going to be realized natural and environmental degradation is inevitable.
In addition, the Basic Principles of the Integrated Regional Development Plan are:
Ensuring Mutual Benefits
A joint development Framework – not a substitute for local plans
An Integrated Regional Plan voluntarily accepted by participating partners
Differences resolved through negotiation and under in-win scenario
Nevertheless, the plan will not ensure a mutual benefit at it is largely intended to displace Oromo farmers from their land. In additions, the populations of the two areas are not homogenous. Hence, they have no common interest. Even though it is said the “IRDP’ will be voluntarily accepted by participating partners, the top cadres in Oromia themselves have strongly opposed the plan on the conference. Beside, the implicit objective of the plan is to remove/avoid the differences in language and culture there by to plant “Ethiopianism or Tigreans” on Oromo land. The plan is intended to say good bye to Oromo Culture and language. The other thing is that the differences between Oromo and others cannot be resolved as it is intended to eradicate Oromo identity, culture and language. As we know from history, Oromo’s never compromised on these issues. Hence, if the plan is to be implemented, peaceful co-existence may not be there.
Oromos are demanding Article-49.4 of the Constitution Be Respected.
Article 49 – The Capital City
4. The special interest of the State of Oromia with respect to supply of services or the utilization of resources or administrative matters arising from the presence of the city of Addis Ababa within the State of Oromia shall be protected. Particulars shall be determined by law.
19 years since the 1995 ratification of the Constitution; why is the TPLF government violating its own Constitution by delaying and ignoring ARTICLE-49.4?
Deliberate and systematic extermination of identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia through land grabbing (1870 – 2014)
Land grabbing is classically known as the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally or unfairly. It is recently defined as large scale acquisition of land through purchase or lease for commercial investment by foreign organizations (4). Abyssinian governments of Ethiopia are systematically used land grabbing as a tool either to eradicate completely or to reduce indigenous peoples of Ethiopia particularly Oromo and generally Southern peoples in favor of Abyssinian identities. Both micro and macro scales of land grabbing have effectively resulted in disappearance of indigenous identities over time, because in agrarian society land is not only a fixed asset essential to produce sufficient amount of crops and animals to secure supply of food, but it is the foundation of identities (language, culture, and history) of a community or a nation.
Changes to land use without consultation with traditional owners of the land, mainly by forceful displacement of indigenous peoples, can, in a long term, result in the disappearance of languages, cultures, and histories of the peoples traditionally identified by ancestral land. Both the expansion of amorphous towns and cities without integration of identities of indigenous peoples and large scale transfer of rural land to investors are the major political strategies of current Abyssinian government to successfully achieve the target of eradicating identities of indigenous peoples of Ethiopia in order to replace it with Abyssinian identities. Thus, problems associated with land grabbing become very complex in Oromia and Southern Ethiopia where the peoples are unrepresented by the Abyssinian government of Ethiopia.http://gadaa.com/oduu/25483/2014/04/22/deliberate-and-systematic-extermination-of-identities-of-indigenous-peoples-of-ethiopia-through-land-grabbing-1870-2014/#.U1Wk8iPYF14.facebook
Read the Full Article (OromoPress.Blogspot.com):http://oromopress.blogspot.com/#!/2014/04/eprdfs-addis-oromia-special-zone-master.html
In 1907, Addis Ababa (Finfinnee) had Birbirsaa and Finfinne Hot Springs as its outskirts (border) on the western and southwestern direction. This is when Menelik II was still alive, and merely 21 years after the fall of the Oromo Finfinnee region under the Shoan Amhara kingdom led by Menelik II. On the eastern side, only few embassies were venturing out to the Eekka area (where today’s British Embassy is situated today was the city limit). Today, Addis Ababa has expanded close to ~1800% to what it used to be in 1907 – and in the process, millions of Oromo farmers who used to till and live around the outskirts have been murdered genocidally or ethnocidally (i.e. either directly killed or relocated to other peripheries of the Empire to die helplessly, or their Oromo heritages (culture/language) have been destroyed.) In other words, as the Addis Ababa city expands beyond limits, it has done so at the expense of the Oromo people living around it. The Habesha governments have been using the “expansion of Addis Ababa” as a means (a tool) to perpetrate genocide on the Oromo. Stopping the expansion of Addis Ababa means stopping the genocide on the Oromo living around it.