ADDIS ABEBA – Mulu Nega Kahsay (PhD) has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Tigray Regional State.
The appointment was made “on the basis of the decision of the House of Federation and the Council of Ministers Regulation ‘Concerning the Provisional Administration of the Tigray National Regional State’, says a statement from the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed office on Friday.
Dr. Mulu will recruit and appoint heads to lead executive organs of the regional state from political parties legally operating in the region, according to the statement.
Late last week, MPs had passed a resolution to establish an interim administration accountable to the federal government in Tigray state.
The appointment show government’s determination to oust Tigray’s governing Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), whose forces committed a massacre in Mai-Kadra last week, from power.
Prior to this appointment, Mulu (PhD) served as State Minister of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) of Ethiopia for over nine months. He was in charge of the education and training on higher education and TVET areas.