Mayor of Addis Ababa

The Mayor of the Addis Ababa (Amharic: የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ ye-Adis Abeba Kentiba) is head of the executive branch of Addis Ababa's municipal government. The mayor's office is located in Addis Ababa City Hall.[1]

Mayor of Addis Ababa
Incumbent
Takele Uma Benti

since 17 July 2018
StyleHis Honor
Inaugural holderWoldetsadik Goshu
Formation1910
DeputySolomon Kidane (Ph.D)

The incumbent mayor is Takele Uma Benti, who took office on 17 July 2018; he served as Mayor of Sululta before being elected as Mayor of Addis Ababa.[2]

History of the officeEdit

The mayoral office was established in 1910.

Deputy mayorEdit

Being accountable to the mayor, the responsibilities of the deputy mayor include acting on behalf of the mayor in the absence or incapability of the latter, and performing other functions as assigned to him/her by the mayor.

List of mayorsEdit

Lord Mayor (Kantiba)Edit

Name Image In office Note
Bitwoded Wolde Tsadik Goshu 1910-1917
Bitwoded Haile Giyorgis Woldemikael 1917-1918
Yegezu Behabte 1918
Dejazmach Wossene Zeamanuel 1918
Dejazmach Matebe Tessema 1918
Blattengeta Heruy Wolde Selassie   1918-1922
Nasibu Zeamanuel 1922-1931
Ras Makonnen Endelkachew 1932-1934
Dejazmach Bitwoded Tengashaw Behabte 1934-1936
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1936 Acting

Italian Governors of Addis AbabaEdit

Tenure Incumbent Notes
5 May 1936 to 27 May 1936 Giuseppe Bottai, Governor
1 June 1936 to 23 September 1938 Alfredo Siniscalchi, Governor
23 September 1938 to 1 January 1939 Francesco Camero Medici, Governor
1 January 1939 to 5 May 1939 Enrico Cerulli, Governor
5 May 1939 to 2 June 1940 Guglielmo Nasi, Governor
2 June 1940 to 3 April 1941 Giuseppe Daodice, Governor
3 April 1941 to 6 April 1941 Agenore Frangipani, Governor

Restored Lord MayorEdit

Name Image In office Note
Ras Abebe Aregai   1941
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1942
Dejazmach Kebede Tesema 1942-1946
Ras Mesfin Sileshi   1947
Demissie Wolde Amanuel 1947-1956
Blattengeta Zewde Belayneh 1956-1957
Dejazmach Zewde Gebre-Sellassie 1958-1960
Zewde Gebrehiwot   1960-1969
Haile Giorgis Workneh 1969-1973
Makkonen Mulat 1973-1974

MayorsEdit

In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed in a coup d'etat, Ethiopia was proclaimed a republic, and all noble and aristocratic titles were abolished.[3][4]

Name Image In office Note
Makkonen Mulat 1974-1977
Dr.Alemu Abebe 8 December 1977 – 1985
Zewde Tekle 1985-1989
Gizaw Nigusse 1989-1991
Mulu Alem Abebe 1991-1993
Tefera Waluwa 1993-1998
Ali Abdo 1998-2003
Arkebe Oqubay 24 Jan 2003- 9 May 2006
Berhane Deressa 9 May 2006 – 30 October 2008 Acting
Kuma Demeksa 30 October 2008 – 9 July 2013
Diriba Kuma 9 July 2013 – 17 July 2018
Takele Uma Benti 17 July 2018 –

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/takele-appointed-de-facto-mayor-addis-ababa
  2. ^ Kussa, Mulugeta (17 July 2018). "Council Elects Takele Umaa Addis Ababa Mayor". Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Mayors of Addis Ababa". Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia Regions". WorldStatesmen.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.