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PM Abiy Appoints New Trade and Culture Ministers

ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has named new ministers for trade and sports ministries in a latest mini reshuffle to his cabinet.

The appointments were announced by the Office of the PM in a statement issued on Wednesday.

PM Abiy has prompted Kassahun Gofe from a state minister to lead the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI).

Kassahun replaces Gebremeskel Chala who has served as minister of MoTRI since Oct 2021.

Similarly, PM Abiy has also appointed Shewit Shanka, an MP, as a minister of Culture and Sports.

Shewit currently chairs the Urban, Infrastructure and Transport Affairs standing committee of the parliament.

She will take over the top post at the ministry of culture from Kejela Merdasa who has been appointed as advisor to the PM Office.