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Ministry Ready to Facilitate Visits of Second Generation EthiopiansKunene Second Division league to resume Saturday

The Ministry of Tourism announced that it has made arrangements for the second generation Ethiopians to explore the wide range of attractions.

It is to be recalled that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on second generation Ethiopians residing in different countries to return home in three rounds, starting from December 30, 2023 to September 30, 2024.

The first round, which took place from December 30, 2023 to January 29, 2024, saw second generation Ethiopians responding to the call and reconnecting with their roots.

A warm welcome was extended to them at Bole International Airport by the Addis Ababa City Administration, the Prime Minister’s Office, and other organizations.

The diaspora were then provided with an integrated services in Addis Ababa, allowing them to visit both new and existing attractions.

As part of the tour program, a comprehensive tourism package was prepared by focusing on notable destinations such as Entoto Park, Unity Park, Friendship Park, and the Addis Ababa Old City Square, includ
ing Piazza. They were also able to visit to the National Museum, where various attractions including the famous Lucy are exhibited.

In addition to designing packages that enable them visit various tourism attractions across Ethiopia, the ministry has been implementing one stop window services to ensure a hassle-free visa process for the second generation Ethiopians, it was learned.

Tourism State Minister Sileshi Girma emphasized that those participating in the second and third round will have the opportunity to explore different regions of the country, encouraging Ethiopians worldwide to visit the country and experience the diverse tourist destinations.

Besides knowing their country, a favorable environment is created for those interested in engaging in various investment opportunities.

Reflecting on their experiences during the first phase, second generation Ethiopians who came to their homeland expressed appreciation for the warm welcome they received upon arrival.

Neima Samir from London stated tha
t they had the opportunity to visit different places of attraction within Addis Ababa city.

Prince Fethanegest from Sweden described his admiration of the places he visited, saying that he found them to be on par with European destinations.

Both Neima and Prince Fethanegest called upon people to visit Ethiopia, emphasizing the abundance of captivating locations to explore.

“We started our tour in Adwa, a remarkably beautiful and awe-inspiring place. I highly recommend visitors to prioritize this destination. It holds a significant historical importance and offers delightful experiences,” Neima said.

Prince Fethanegest added that “although born in different countries like Europe, America, Arab countries, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, the roots of the diaspora are in Ethiopia. There is so much to see, so many places to visit here. Ethiopia has its unique charm.”

According to the call made by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the second round visit of second-generation Ethiopians will take place from F
ebruary to the end of May, with the aim of deepening their understanding of Ethiopian history.

The third round will follow, running from June 23 to January 29, 2024, with the objective of leaving a lasting impact on the participants.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

OPUWO: After the postponement last weekend due to the death of President Hage Geingob, the Kunene Second Division Football League season kicks off on Saturday.

The Kunene Second Division Football League, under the auspices of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), is scheduled to kick off this weekend as confirmed by the league’s administrator Bolla Nangombe on Thursday.

Nangombe confirmed the league’s opening season matches, stating that all stadiums have been inspected and are ready to go.

‘The wait is finally over! We finally present to you the opening fixtures for this weekend. With only four days to go, we are super excited and cannot wait to bring super top-class football to you… the air is filled with anticipation and the thrill of the competition,’ he said.

The 2023-24 Premier League season will begin across the region on Saturday when newly promoted Okarindi Komutai FC travels to Outjo to take on Sixty Eleven FC at the Etoshapoort Sports Field.

!Ugab FC will make their league debut against la
st season’s runners-up Kunene NamPol FC at Etoshapoort, while Khaibasen FC will face Pubs FC.

Young Eagles FC from Okaukuejo will put their strength to the test at home against the youthful Khorixas Football Academy (KFA) squad.

With newly promoted teams and significant names on the move, league favourite Robber Chanties FC, who went shopping to bolster their squad, will meet Etosha United at Khorixas’ iconic Herbert Conradie Stadium.

Following that game, Orlando Gariseb FC will face Green Dangers.

The second round of league fixtures will feature newcomers !Ugab FC against Opuwo rural club Okarindi Komutati in a game that will test the two teams’ strengths after last season’s playoff encounters, with Okarindi winning in the final at Outjo.

Kunene NamPol, who are also reported to have signed new players from Opuwo, will face Sixty Eleven on Sunday at the Etoshapoort field.

KFA will travel from Okaukuejo to Outjo to face Khaibasen FC, while Young Eagles FC will await Pubs in Okaukuejo.

Orlando Gariseb wi
ll face Etosha United in the second round, while Robber Chanties will host Green Dangers at Herbert Conradie Stadium in Khorixas for the weekend’s final game.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency