If I was President of Eritrea for a day

If I was President of Eritrea for a day Let me ask you this If you were President for a day, what would you do? If I was President of Eritrea for a day I would have

If I was President of Eritrea for a day

Let me ask you this If you were President for a day, what would you do?

If I was President of Eritrea for a day I would have done this:

  • First thing in the morning I would have set free all prisoners of conscience or any one imprisoned illegally. Then I would have apologies and beg for their forgiveness on behalf of the nation for all the highest degree of injustice they suffered all those years
  • Then bring all perpetrators to face justice in the courts.
  • Compensate and help the victims to recover quicker
  • Call the entire nation for an all-inclusive national dialog for truth, reconciliation
  • Implement the national Constitution and Declare Eritrea a free Republic that respects and upholds the rights of all Eritreans citizens
  • Conduct free and fair election
  • Build strong national institutions that protects freedom and democracy
  • End all types of forced servitude
  • Make peace with all nations of the world who want the same mutual peace and cooperation
  • Declare war on our number one enemy corruption and hunger
  • Make education and health care an absolute top priorities
  • Encourage and support business and hardworking job creators
  • Create a social welfare system so that people on poverty are not left alone to face poverty hardship alone.
  • Create a system that insures balanced distribution of investment and wealth to all corners of the country. No region should be left behind.
  • Create a well-funded national defence force to defend our national interests as well as off course the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Eritrea
  • Defend Women equality for the same right, respect and dignity as men
  • Promote for peace, harmony, tolerance and order

If I was President of Eritrea for a day that is what I would have done, and on the second day I probably would have rested have some beer and wine with loved ones and marvel at the bright future ahead for Eritrea.

Unfortunately we have no elected, people fearing president but a despotic tyrant who is on power frankly by his own power and abilities. He is not responsible nor is accountable to anyone but himself. So we cannot really expect him to do what we the people want. As far as Isaias Afwerki is concerned he is running his own state NOT a Peoples’ Republic. Until the person of Eritrea rise up and overthrows this despot there will be no real reform.

Feel free to add your ideas to the above list. If you were President of Eritrea for a day, what would you do?

 

Philmon Habtom

aseye.asena@gmail.com

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  • Truly truly i say to you September 30, 2014

    For many meek naive people even inside those democratic developed nation, be it in Europe or US, they may think there is no limitation and restriction of every law and right. These meek when talking and preaching the word democracy because hearing when others singing about, because seem for them a fashion could be without undestand how to use it, but let alone a nation law, even a traffic law as has its own limitation and restriction they wouldn´t understand.

    What i mean is we may must will have multi party system with two big different parties with social, economical agenda all time where conquer for holding power and may will have others 4 or 5 additional small parties with humanitarian or environmental agenda in democratic system participating all for one goa for nation´s good, as in all developed nations functioning. But by no means we should allow 32 meaningless parties with their meaningless ethnic and religious agenda,in the name of democratic right to misuse and abuse power, to threat our national unity and territorial integrity as the worthless 32 oppositions see using now without law, and order, without limitation.
    The another most important point i like to emphasize, our sovereignty and unity preparators those wolves with sheep skin from inside and others from outside, as we all know in the name of democracy and self determination up to cessation right (Ethiopian article 39 alike by proposing, we know that as supporting and encouraging to those so called oppositions with religious and ethnic separatist agenda.
    So to discourage these chicken dreamers agenda, according its necessity we might will have or allow self determination right which granted equal law to all citizens inside wherever chooses like to live, then be it enemy or manipulated citizen, no one will have right ground, to raise or claim about a question of cessation as long as every citizens right is respected.
    Everybody should to remark this very important point, whatever right and justice when we ratify. all rights should to be under one united Eritrea umbrella. Not like animals without limitation, law and order as Isyas´s regime doing. If anybody differently thinks, i mean since not prioritize our nation unity, sovereign territorial integrity and independence, should automatically to be known the person as not Eritrean citizen, but mercenary or from enemy side.

    • Tamrat Tamrat October 3, 2014

      Difficult to understand you when you say the followings:

      For many meek naive People

      we may must will have multi party system

      our sovereignty and unity preparators those wolves with sheep skin from inside and others from outside

      according its necessity we might will have or allow self determination right which granted equal law to all citizens inside wherever chooses like to live

      all rights should to be under one united Eritrea umbrella

      Not like animals without limitation, law and order as Isyas´s regime doing

  • Simon G. October 1, 2014

    If I were the president for one day, I would pick 3 capable and passionate people to run the govt for a year, until national election hold to elect the first Eritrean president. Then, I would drink a bottle of red wine to celebrate with those 3 fine individuals.

    • selamawit2 October 1, 2014

      Hi Simon G.,

      are you being ironic? come on, help me out…:-)

      i can’t help, but for a second i suddenly had an HORRIBLE image in my mind:
      A Situation with the LOOP of these declarations (and with a lot of alcohol in the backgound)
      – “Elections will be held next year.”
      – “Constitution will be implemented next year.”

      Please no uncontrolled power to individuals no more!

      • Simon G. October 1, 2014

        Hey SS2,
        Actually, this time I meant it. Reason: with my slow brain, that is the best I could do. I chose 3 person because it is better than one and thos can immediate jump into building a framework until the election. Meanwhile they abide by the rule of law and people can run their daily lives peacefully.
        On the wine: one bottle/3 = almost a cup/person. The educated people, like you, also claim that it is good for the heart.

        • selamawit2 October 7, 2014

          “with my slow brain”??? “educated people, like you”??? You must be kidding or fishing for compliments, brother. You know your qualities hopefully!!!;-)
          Anyway, the “image” had some kind of back flash effect to me. But you are right: three are better than one. But in reality, especialy in the case of Eritrea, that would never be enough:
          We will need many observers also from outside to prevent us from any kind of individual or “extended” individual powers ruling our country also for a transition period…

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