Monday, December 26, 2016


The Jorr Community Development Association members teleconference meeting chair by Honorable, Okello Ojiel, Ojulu Wadi, discussed several topics pertaining: Health, Social, Economic, Education, and Disaster Reliefs issues of Jorr geographical area.  The Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA) meeting took four hours than expected but was worthy of time, it has been fruitful discussions. The meeting was concluded with adoption of several crucial and important resolutions paramount to rebuild, to restructure, to strengthened Jorr Community Development Association from its current status.

The Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA), pledged to reform the organization activities, carry out a more robust, creative, active approach in the re-consolidation of the organizational framework and for better functionality services. And JCDA agrees to change the old approach, promise to enhance the organization with new directives, encouraged members cut away wasteful time of doing nothing, but contribute more to restructuring organization to fit the current demand from its members.

 That there’s a need for more collective actions in the development of the community more than before, and again JCDA, urged community members for more input efforts, support of current initiatives drive: financially, materially and physically to enabled JCDA's association attend its goals.  The conference reminded all members of the community about the imperative and important of participation in the development of “Jorr Community Development Association” at home and abroad in all field of endeavors.  

 The JCDA general conference also discussed membership recruitment drive, that it is imperative to do more, to bring awareness at the community grassroots levels. And that membership recruitment drive is monumental question, it should be tackled, that all JCDA members have been shouldered with responsibilities to carry out those obligatory tasks.

 In lieu many discussions to tackle many social problems confronting the organization, the problem of conflicts between individuals have been identified, that these conflicts stem from misunderstanding, misconception among individuals, that all conflicts must be resolved through peaceful methods among bitter rivals and save our community from being torn apart.

And that the continuation of those problems from being resolved have created divisions, rifts among the community members from coming together. That the community pledges for more closeness, support, to create ways and means of mechanisms to resolve conflicts among individual in the community, begin harnessing members’ potential for good of the community.

Lastly Jorr Community Development Association (JCDA) discussed about future projects: such as opening, extending, and expanding its branches offices at Gambella and at other neighboring countries where Jorr expatriates are living. The issue of organizing scholarships for talented and fatherless children also were discussed, that JCDA pledges to develop a strategy, concrete steps to help achieve community’s children scholarship venture.

The end of (JCDA) News Bulletin   
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Confronted by Stupid Question,

A dude from Harare Ethiopia this afternoon had stupid verbal confrontation with two of my kids at Somali KAAH financial transaction Bank. I took them there so they can send money to some of their relation at the IFO Camp. One of the kids the son of my late brother Tefera speaks fluent Somali and was talking to the bank teller behind the glass window, it looked like they were having fun talking to each other.  But all of a sudden this man whose sits faraway corner interrupted jumped in the conversation., asked one of the boy  how  he come to know Somali language so well?  Answered I was in IFO, leaned the language from Somali friends I befriended all those sixteen years I had been at the camp.   

Okay said the man but where are you from?   I am from Ethiopia. He said really you do not look Ethiopian? Of course I am an Ethiopian, from Gambella.  So you speak Amharic?  Yes I do. Dude still confused but you people do not speak Amharic very well. Really said the other kid, so you think all Oromo people speak better Amharic Language than Gambellan? Yes said the man. Lie, you are a liar said the kid.  What about the Oromo Della, Arsi, Bale, Wellega, Etc.

We live with many them in the refugee camp; I never saw them spoke Amharic. Ho by the way some Oromia language spoken in Gambella too.  I said that is enough let’s go, and we left the West Bank, went to Southside Minneapolis  Somali, to grocery store to buy phone numbers used as calling card by all expatriates from Africa.  As we exited the store, we were met by two Somali ignorant who call us Sudan, Garang, with no body responded among three of us we just board the car and left, after I dropped the boys home, I said to them don’t mind about what happened today, just look forward, my other boy responded dad we are not new to those kind hacking, we live with a lot of illiterates like that in the caps all those years. 

Our skins have been immune to illiterate diatribes at the camps.  I said do not worry, he seems like a very confused person too. Here was a man who spoke Somali, when asked of his Identity he said he is an Oromo from Harare, he had the gut to question you about where you learned the language? You know one of my friend from Harare once told me about some confused Harare people during the Somali-Ethio, 1976-77war, he said as Saied Bare defeated the Ethiopia army at the initial war and control vast land at the eastern fronts, he said the Harari flogged to the streets chanted slogans:  Saied Bare! Saied Bare!  Long Live Saied Bare, but as our gallant forces rejuvenated and fought back, defeated the enemy, and  recaptured our lost territories, he said the Harari flipflopped, turned switched their allegiance  backs against Somalia, came out in support of Ethiopia victory against Somalia, chanted Mengistu! Mengistu! Long Live Mengistu! You see how confused border people are in Harare. Thank God we are not, we remain always loyal, to one country, that’s “Ethiopia” 

In all this conversation I sit-down muted, never said anything at all. So folks I think I should explain a little bit into two or three paragraphs what definition of identity is:  one’s sense of belonging to one state or to one nation. It is the sense of a nation as a cohesive whole, as represented by distinctive traditions, culture, language and politics” Counter point, it didn’t say color or looks. If you were born in Ethiopia you most certainly are Ethiopia citizen by birth, what you look like doesn’t matter. For instant I was born Anyuak by my tribal identity, from Anyuak country, from Gambella state Ethiopia.  And what one look like is not an answer to our political community.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Adeola Fayehum Video clips

Folks what learned from Adeola Fayehum video clips are that corruption everywhere in Africa had the same faces.  Especially the medical malpractices are at highest levels, its alarming rate telling a lot. What we see here from these narratives is that African doctors, pharmaceutical firms schemes, drained medicine from public domain.  The sabotages by saboteurs have been rampant, public goods siphoned into private realms has dvastated the public health institutions. The question is what’s left for the good of the common people? In our region someone told me during my last visit to our home country that “going to hospital in Gambella, is compared to one taking suicide of himself’’ meaning, one ricks a lot going to the hospital’’ because one might be contracted with different kind of deadly diseases due to poor sanitation, lack of hospital bedding, care, lack of food, medicines in the hospitals, deliberate diversion of prescriptions to private pharmacies by doctors. It may seem little, but serious corruption that needs to be tackled right on. What president Magufuli of Tanzania has been doing now as a start in the right direction, the result so far is encouraging. But he needs more political supports from the political communities.  A pragmatic policies approach is more preferred with the rule of law as the guiding principles, to deter would be criminals from draining public goods into private spheres.   

By Amhare Gilo 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Post Trump Election Stress Syndrome (PTESS)

(PTESS) Well if think what hell is that? PTESS is defined as Post Trump Election Stress Syndrome, for those who have been affected by aftermath of Trump’s election. I guess some states have already opened Counselling Centers for (PTESS), Counselling were being offered to folks who considered themselves victim Post Trump Election Stress Syndrome. I couldn't believe it when I heard that from the news. But it is True folks. Now states are spending money to treat some morons with tax payer’s money. What a joke. Did you see why our government is in short supply of money to rebuild other important infrastructures? It is that we have been throwing our money to useless causes, such these programs from Teens pregnancy prevention programs, Sex education, psycho-social counselling, Swedish massages for rabbits: $387,000,Teaching Mountain Lions to Ride a Treadmill: $856,000, Studying how many times “hangry” people stab a voodoo doll: $331,000, Studying the gambling habits of monkeys: $171,000, Producing the children’s musical: Zombie in Love: $10,000, Funding a “Stoner Symphony”: $15,000, Synchronized Swimming for Sea Monkeys: $307,524, Produce a “Hallucinatory” Roosevelt/Elvis show: $10,000, Funding Climate Change Alarmist Video Game: $5.2 million, Teaching Kids to Laugh: $47,000, Developing a real-life Iron Man Suit: $80 million, Studying if Wikipedia is Sexist: $202,000, Asking heavy drinkers not to drink through text message: $194,090, Lost electronic devices from NASA: $1.1 million, Help Parents Counter Kids’ Refusals to Eat Fruits and Veggies: $804,254, Government Funded Ice Cream: $1.2 million, Subsidizing Alpaca Poop: $50,000, Funding Kids Dressing Like Fruits and Vegetables: $5 million, Tweeting at Terrorists: $3 million, Predicting the End of Humanity: $30,000. What a waste programs, no wonder our government is bankrupt with no money. Government folks cannot be parenting kids about sex and all that, it is parents’ responsibilities to teach their kids moral values, not the government. In my view the US government is acting Godlike, in every social cultural problem, when it shouldn't have to do that, Government should stay away from parenting and taking responsibility of the actual parents roles to children


Friday, November 11, 2016

New Day in America

Welcome friends. It is a new day in America. As I said yesterday my vote was a protest vote against Crooked Hilary/Obama ill policy, which destroyed our relative peaceful world, from Africa, to Middle east, east Europe, and Asia. The warmongers had no solutions for the aftermath of destruction, massive upheavals they have created around the world. It was a protest to restore America's credibility here, aboard.

It is to make America great again after so many years of decadent moral policies. It is to bring back jobs for the working families who have been working hard but earned not enough money to feed the families. It is a vote against military industrial complex waste of trillion dollars on wars that have ruined our economy. It is a vote to create, rebuild America’s dilapidated infrastructures, and bring jobs home. It is a vote to restore America greatness in science, technology, commerce.

 And we have proved it to pundits, bandits today, that we have taken our country back to restore hope, prosperity for the many. And our votes proved it, alerted the few crooked establishments, that history has been rewritten, for good of the country. Through our president Donald Trump we are going to empower the poverty trapped broad masses of the American people, restored hopes, rekindle broken spirits, we shall be prosperous again.  Again the people have spoken clear, loud last night, said enough is enough, have taken stolen sovereignty back into their hands. America is going to be great again, no more wishy-washy.

As election concluded some people still shed tears, moaning, protesting, not settled with election verdicts. I think they had to come term with the loss of election results, move on. Even one do not like the outcome, there’s nothing one can do right now. One couldn’t rewind back the history of election triumphalism. It is done, over. If I were one of them I would just relax, wait four years till another election. Or move to another country, stay there for four years and come back later. Peace! Peace!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good Job and keep your head high, it will be done. No society can prosper without wealth. As they say put money where your mouth is, I urged our community to spent, invest money in their own community development such yours and other small-small enterprises. Then replicate Diaspora's successes back home as examples.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We live in an interesting time, you wouldn’t believe it that Donald Trump scored 85% percent grading from me. And if you asked me several months ago what grade would I have given him I beg I would have told you the man doesn’t deserved my grading at all. He was below my expectation but now I saw him reformed he has scored good grades from me, that’s it he has earned it. I am proud of him for looking presidential on public diplomacy and diplomatic mission. It is his first leg trip to Mexico or for that matter to a sovereign country representing America. He is changed man now, from what I heard him saying on the podium that's not the Donald I know. This Donald Trump I saw through the media was calm and insightful articulately spoke with clarity that’s a different Donald Trump.
I come to think of that Donald Trump was a victim un-coached behavior, coupled with mudslinging from his political opponents that media picked on, preyed him for the worst and presented hate images of him to the public as uncaring buffoonery tycoon who knows nothing except the silver platter he always eat from was the gravest mistake in the American politics. But my friends both pundits and bandits got him wrong, the man cares a lot about the little people, just listen to the speech he gave in Mexico with open mind before you judge him, you will fine Donald as an interesting fellow. Last but least change is a “constant motion”, only human is capable in adapting and adopting changing circumstances. Donald Trump did, we should give him credit.