The SNNPR Council transfer power to the newly formed South Ethiopia region at the end of its regular session today.
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SNNPR Council Transfers Power to the new South Ethiopia Region

ADDIS ABABA – The Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regional Council has formally transferred its power to the newly formed Southern Ethiopia region.

The power transfer was held at the end of the SNNP Regional Council’s two-day meeting in Hawassa City today.

The new region includes South Omo, Gamo, Gedeo, and Gofa, Wolaita zones, as well as Burji, Basketo, Ale, Amaro, and Derashe special districts.

Today’s power transfer comes exactly a year after the House of Federation passed a resolution, granting the zones and special districts, previously under the SNNPR, autonomy via referendum.

The results of the referendum, held earlier this year, saw the majority vote to form a ‘South Ethiopia Region’.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, has a federal system with 12 regions.

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