Ethiopians celebrate their New Year Tuesday by expressing their New Year wishes and devoting themselves to celebrate the New Year with forgiveness, love, peace, and integrity.
Some residents from different parts of the country who spoke to ENA, wished for the New Year all success to fellow Ethiopians in promoting unity and peace for the development of the country.
Nibure'ed Abba Yohannes said all Ethiopians should accept the New Year with a new mind, enthusiasm, wisdom and initiation for peace and development of the country.
It is futile to celebrate the New Year without change in our mindset, acquiring a new mission and consciousness in preparation for nationwide change in the New Year, he noted.
In the New Year, the government should respond to the demands of people in proper ways from appointed officials who should be eager to serve the people with spirit of responsibility, which makes the government to be accountable to the people.
Ethiopians are loyal to their country and submit to their true leader who is committed to serve their people, he pointed out, that the government should design strategies to resolve regional conflicts and through hearing the questions and demands of the people.
Fenta Tegegn, a housewife from Debre Markos town in Amhara Regional state, urged the people to celebrate the New Year by helping orphans and vulnerable children.
She urged the people to invite needy children to join the New Year festivity together and provide them with school uniforms and stationery.
Fenta also pushes for the government on the need to increase its effort working with women and the youth in new synergy in the New Year.
According to her, women's participation in political and economic areas remains low in the town, and due to lack of job opportunities in the town, the youth who graduated in different professions are wasting their time unemployed.
Siraj Ibrahim, a businessman from Benshangul Gumz Reginal State expressed his wishes and says the New Year must be a time for proliferation peace, love and unity.
Recalling Diaspora communities are coming back to their homeland and the government needs to strengthen unity among nations and nationalities, he noted.
(Eds note: The Ethiopian New Year, Enkutatash, is the first day of the New Year in Ethiopia, and occurs on Sept 11 (or, during a leap year, Sept 12) according to the Gregorian calendar. This holiday is based on the Ethiopian calendar, which was fixed to the Julian calendar).
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK