(Qeerroo Reports, Finfinnee, July 30, 2011)
With the opening of the Department of Afaan Oromoo at Mekele University, OPDO ‘the puppet of TPLF’ have been praising the Habesha as if they are helping to smooth the development of Afaan Oromoo. Apparently, the OPDO do not understand the unconcealed long term strategy of the Habesha once their ‘belly and pockets are overflowing.’ However, there will be no doubt that the OPDO will face the same fate that Dr Negaso Gidada has experienced while he was with them.
The central long term agenda of opening Department of Afaan Oromoo at Mekele University is to educate Tigray youths Afaan Oromo, so that they will work in Oromia region, and to assign them in OPDO organisation and in other ‘key’ offices. As top secret information coming out of TPLF government, currently 80% of Tigray born students graduated with Afaan Oromoo are working in Oromia region particularly in OPDO offices. This justifies the strategic plan why Mekele University has took firm stand on implementing long-term plan to favour Tigray youths to study Afaan Oromoo.
When Meles Zenawi attended the celebration of the opening of the Department of Afaan Oromoo at Mekele University, Juneydin Saddo has been queried by Oromo students at Adama. Juneydin mentioned “the training of Tigray youth in Afaan Oromoo will help the development of Oromia and he said students who oppose government’s plan will be convicted.” As one of the higher officials of the puppet organisation, Juneydin with his colleagues are working towards the achievement of TPLF’s long term plan. The TPLF government are best known with their strategy of de-escalating Oromo elites by killing and putting them in prison; there are vast number of Qeerroo pro democracy Oromo students whose whereabouts are unknown. Currently, almost all business man and woman are the Habesha, Tigre and the Amhara. The Oromia region’s huge public and private resources are being sold out to the Tigray people. The Habesha people’s strategy has always been to weaken the Oromo youth and own all the resources of Oromia. Many Oromo people believed and thought the Qeerroo pro democracy Oromo youth should further intensify the struggle against the Habesha people’s strategy of owning Oromia.
Currently many OPDO members and Oromo workers in Oromia region have been accused of alleged corruption and made redundant of their jobs. This an alleged propaganda that TPLF government is implementing in order to favour Tigray youth who have trained in Afaan Oromoo to get job opportunities in Oromia region. The OPDO are still not taking any action to safeguard Oromo and Oromia. However, they OPDO themselves are also the victims of the TPLF long term agenda. Few months ago, 160 Oromo OPDO members and workers has been laid off and sustained in prison because of the reason of an alleged corruption and rent seeking accusations. As a result, about 200 Afaan Oromo trained Tigray youths have been appointed in many Oromia key positions. These key positions are in offices like Oromia Land Administration, Oromia Inland Revenue, Oromia Investment Commission, Oromia Education Bureau, etc.
The struggle shall continue and the oppressor will fall!