April 15, 2014
Oromo farmers were evicted from their land by the Ethiopian government to make way for an industrial zone.
Below is an article published by the Finfinne Tibune:
The TPLF-led Ethiopian Habesha Government controlling Oromia militarily is stepping up its abuse of the Oromo people. About six months ago [November 2013], the TPLF army evicted Oromo farmers from their ancestral land in Kilinto, Oromia, under the disguise of making way for the so-called “Kilinto Industrial Zone” – land to be distributed to Habesha “INVESTORS,” aka Neo-Neftegna’s, after being snatched from the Oromo farmers. Kilinto is near Akaki in the Surrounding of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa). What’s more, according to documents acquired by Gadaa.com, the TPLF-led Ethiopian Habesha Government is planning to evict all Oromos in the Surrounding Region of Finfinnee under similar “Industrial Zone” schemes.
A document lists some of the Oromo farmers who have been evicted from their ancestral land in Kilinto, Oromia. Included in the list of TPLF-sponsored eviction are women farmers as well as an 80-year-old farmer.
Dispossessed of their land, these Oromo men and women soon will be forced to work as day-laborers on their own Land – sweating day and night to make Habesha “INVESTORS”/Neo-Neftegna’s money – for many, this is a return to the old order (pre-1974) of feudalism and serfdom (or the Gebbar System).