List of governors of the Regions of Ethiopia

This article lists the governors of the Regions of Ethiopia, the eleven ethno-linguistically based regional states (plural: kililoch; singular: kilil) and chartered cities (plural: astedader akababiwach; singular: astedader akabibi) of Ethiopia (officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), formed within the system of ethnic federalism. The Regions replaced the Provinces in 1992[1][2] under the Transitional Government, the change which was formalised when the 1995 Constitution came into force.[1]

The Regions of Ethiopia.
The Regions and Chartered Cities of Ethiopia, their respective flags, their capitals, and their largest cities.

The Governors of the Regions are officially styled as Presidents of the Executive Committee.

ListEdit

RegionsEdit

AfarEdit

 
Map of the Afar Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992? to 1995 Habib Ali Mirah ALF
September 1995 to March 1996 Hanfareh Ali Mirah ALF
March 1996 to 2015 Ismail Ali Serro APDO/ANDP
September 2015 to November 2015 Awol Arba ANDP 1st time, acting
16 November 2015 to 17 December 2018 Seyoum Awel ANDP
17 December 2018 to present Awol Arba ANDP 2nd time

AmharaEdit

 
Map of the Amhara Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992 to October 2000 Addisu Legesse ANDM
October 2000 to 5 October 2005 Yoseph Reta ANDM
5 October 2005 to 19 December 2013 Ayalew Gobezie ANDM
19 December 2013 to 8 March 2019   Gedu Andargachew ANDM/ADP
8 March 2019 to 22 June 2019 Ambachew Mekonnen ADP Killed in a coup attempt
22 June 2019 to 15 July 2019 Lake Ayelew ADP Acting President following Mekonnen's assassination
15 July 2019 to present Temesgen Tiruneh ADP

Benishangul-GumuzEdit

 
Map of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1993 Atom Mustafa
1993 to 1994 Atieb Ahmed BPLM
1994 to 1995 Abdu Mohammed BPLM
July 1995 to November 2008 Yaregal Aysheshum BGPDUF
November 2008 to 19 May 2016 Ahmed Nasir Ahmed BGPDP
15 June 2016 to present Ashadli Hassen BGPDP

GambelaEdit

 
Map of the Gambela Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992 to 1997 Okello Ouman GPDM
August 1997 to 2003 Okello Gnigelo GPDF
2003 to 2004 Okello Akway
January 2004 to 2005 Keat Tuach Bithow Acting
29 September 2005 to 16 April 2013 Umed Ubong GPDM
16 April 2013 to 10 November 2018 Gatluak Tut Koat GPDM
10 November 2018 to present Omot Ojullu Obup GPDM

HarariEdit

 
Map of the Harari Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1993 Gatur
1993 to 1996 Haji Gotu
1996 to September 1999 Abdulahi Idris Ibrahim
September 1999 to September 2000 Gazali Mohammed
September 2000 to October 2000 Nuria Abdulahi Female
October 2000 to 3 October 2005 Fuad Ibrahim HNL
3 October 2005 to present Murad Abdulhadin HNL

OromiaEdit

 
Map of the Oromia Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992 to 1995 Hassen Ali OPDO
1995 to 24 July 2001 Kuma Demeksa OPDP
July 2001 to October 2001 Position vacant
28 October 2001 to 6 October 2005 Junedin Sado
(Juneidi Sad)
OPDO
6 October 2005 to September 2010 Abadula Gemeda OPDO
September 2010 to 17 February 2014 Alemayehu Atomsa OPDO
27 March 2014 to 23 October 2016 Muktar Kedir OPDO
23 October 2016 to 18 April 2019   Lemma Megersa OPDO/ODP
18 April 2019 to present Shimelis Abdisa ODP

SidamaEdit

 
Map of the Sidama Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
9 July 2020 to present Desta Ledamo

SomaliEdit

 
Map of the Somali Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
January 1993 to November 1993 Abdulahi Mohamed Sa'adi ONLF
December 1993 to April 1994 Hassan Jire Kalinle ONLF
April 1994 to November 1994 Abdulrahman Abd Ghani n-p
1995 to October 1997 Id Tahir Farah ESPDP
October 1997 to October 2000 Mohammed Ma'alin Ali ONLF
October 2000 to 2003 Abdul Reshid Dulane ESPDP
2003 to 2005 Abdul Jibril ESPDP Acting
October 2005 to October 2008 Abdulahi Hassen Mohammed ESPDP
October 2008 to July 2010 Da'ud Mohamed Ali ESPDP
July 2010 to 6 August 2018   Abdi Mohamoud Omar
("Abdi Iley")
ESPDP
6 August 2018 to 22 August 2018 Ahmed Abdi Mohamed
("Ilkacase")
ESPDP Acting
22 August 2018 to present   Mustafa Mohammed Omar
("Cagjar")
ESPDP Acting

Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples'Edit

 
Map of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992 to 2001 Abate Kisho SEPDF
12 November 2001 to March 2006   Hailemariam Desalegn SEPDF Later served as Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2018
March 2006 to July 2013 Shiferaw Shigutie SEPDM
13 July 2013 to 24 July 2018 Dessie Dalke SEPDM
24 July 2018 to present Million Mathewos SEPDM

TigrayEdit

 
Map of the Tigray Region (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
1992 to 9 April 2001 Gebru Asrat TPLF
9 April 2001 to 2010 Tsegay Berhe TPLF Acting to 17 November 2001
2010 to 9 January 2018 Abay Weldu TPLF
9 January 2018 to 28 November 2020 Debretsion Gebremichael TPLF Acting to 24 September 2020; in dissidence from 13 November 2020, during the Tigray War
13 November 2020 to 5 May 2021 Mulu Nega n-p Chief Executive of the Transitional Government of Tigray
5 May 2021 to present Abraham Belay PB

Chartered citiesEdit

Addis AbabaEdit

 
Map of Addis Ababa (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Mayors and Chairmen of Administrative Council
1993 to 1996 Tefera Walwa ANDM
1996 to 24 January 2003 Ali Abdo OPDO
24 January 2003 to 9 May 2006 Arkebe Oqubay TPLF
9 May 2006 to 20 May 2008 Birhane Deressa n-p Acting
20 May 2008 to 9 July 2013 Kuma Demeksa EPRDF
9 July 2013 to 16 July 2018 Diriba Kuma OPDO
17 July 2018 to 18 August 2020 Takele Uma Banti
18 August 2020 to present Adanech Abebe

Dire DawaEdit

 
Map of Dire Dawa (red) within Ethiopia.
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Administrator
November 1991 to January 1993 Habatmu Assefa Wakjira OPDO Under federal administration (without autonomy)
Chairman of the Provisional Administration
January 1993 to 1995 Ismail Aw Adem Under federal administration (without autonomy)
Chairman of Administration Council
1995 to 2003 Solomon Hailu Under federal administration (without autonomy)
Chief Administrator
2003 to 2006 Fiseha Zerihun TPLF Under federal administration (without autonomy) until 2004
Mayors
7 August 2006 to 21 June 2008 Abdulaziz Mohammed OPDO
21 June 2008 to 2010 Adem Farah ESPDP
2010 to 2015 Ased Ziad OPDO
October 2015 to present Ato Ibrahim Usman ESPDP

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Vaughan, Sarah (2003). Ethnicity and Power in Ethiopia (Ph.D.). University of Edinburgh. pp. 27–29. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ Praeg, Bertus (2006). Ethiopia and Political Renaissance in Africa. New York: Nova Science. p. 94. ISBN 1-59454-869-2.

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