ADDIS ABABA – A road in the city of Addis Ababa has been named after Gen Seare Mekonnen, who was shot dead in the capital by his bodyguard a year ago.
He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Amhara region a year ago.
The former chief of staff died few hours after the regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen was killed along with two other officials of the region.
A road that links Rwanda area to Atlas street in the capital is now named General Seare Road, said Deputy Mayor Takele Uma during a memorial service attended by officials and the general’s family.
“To die for a country is more than a prestige. General Seare, who served his country unwaveringly, has done that,” Takele said. The general died hours after he and the deputy mayor planted trees in Addis Ababa.
Similar memorial service has also been held in the city of Bahir Dar, where a cornerstone has been laid to erect a statue to the officials who died a year ago.
The former Amhara state president Ambachew Mekonnen and an adviser were killed in Bahir Dar city late Saturday night. Amhara’s attorney general was also shot, and died of his wounds on Monday.
Monday’s memorial event has been attended by deputy prime minister Demeke Mekonnen as well as high-ranking federal and regional officials.