ADDIS ABEBA – Agegnehu Teshager has been appointed as governor of Amhara Regional State on Sunday, according to the region’s mass media agency.
A mini reshuffle by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today saw the outgoing president of the region, Temesgen Tiruneh, taking the top seat at Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).
On Sunday, the Council of Amahra Regional State has accepted Temesgen’s resignation letter during its regular session and appointed Agegnehu as governor of the region with a rank of deputy president, reported Amhara Mass Media Agency (AMMA).
The new governor said his priority would now be bringing about a long lasting peace and security to the region citing the ongoing national defense force’s operations in the region’s border.
“Apart from resolving the latest security challenges, we will continue to exert our endeavors to improve agriculture sector, the mainstay of the region’s economy, in general and double down on efforts to mechanize farming,” he added.
Prior to his the latest assignment, Agegnehu was serving as head of the office of Amhara Prosperity Party – the ruling party in the region – with a rank of deputy president.
Featured Image: Agegnehu has sworn in before Amhara regional Council on Sunday [Photo AMMA]