A Candid Discussion with Gebru Asrat, former Tigrai Governor, and ARENA Tigrai Party Founder. Part I
Following a long no war no peace policy, the EPRDF government announced it will start a new initiative to resolve the Ethio-Eritrea issue based on unconditional acceptance of the Algiers agreement! This sudden change of policy by PM Abiy has caused a deep frustration and anguish among many people. People living in the geographical areas affected are disturbed! Many more other Ethiopians are also bewildered why the government is trying to keep alive a dead Algiers agreement! One of the main reason Gebru left TPLF right after the conclusion of the last Ethio-Eritrea was due to his disagreement on the handling of the war and the policy the government was pursuing. Gebru has written a book on the issue and knows a lot behind the decision to separate Eritrea from Ethiopia that is causing the current grief. Gebru was gracious to sit down for an interview with us to discuss the current policy shift and the current economic liberalization and privatization the Abiy government is planning to implement.