- Ethiopia regrets WHO board halting speech on its chief misconduct
ADDIS ABABA – Different bodies have opposed that the latest decision of executive board of WHO to nominate Tedros Adhanom (PhD) as its Director General for the second term as it has vividly showed the organization’s bias and unwilling to accept the truth about the nominee‘s abuse of power for personal gains.
CSV Social Entrepreneur and CEO Advocate for Africa, J. Michael Smith commented that if Tedros were to ever return to Ethiopia, he should be arrested for supporting the TPLF Terrorist Group.
For Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti, the Executive Board of WHO has been given the opportunity to at least appear impartial enough to investigate into the misconducts of Tedros. In their pursuit of avoiding this major violation, WHO and UN have set a dangerous precedent.
Dawd S. Siraj (MD, MPH) such a commonsense challenge would have saved Ethiopia. War is the most devastating jolt to a fledgling Economy. Therefore, the activity of the Board of the WHO is partisan, which is intolerable.
Meanwhile Ethiopian Permanent Mission to the UN, Geneva issued a statement on WHO board halting Ethiopia’s representative speech on Tedros Adhanom’s misconduct.
Accordingly, Ethiopia regrets that it was not allowed to deliver a statement on the 24th of January 2022 at the 150 session of the Executive Board of the WHO. Such mistreatment against a member country is unacceptable. Tedros hails from Ethiopia.
Ethiopia nominated him for the post of Director General of the WHO. It mobilized Africans and other friendly countries to support him. As soon as the conflict was triggered by the TPLF, he showed his true colours.
The statement further stated that he chose his political affiliation to TPLF over his country. In the process, he betrayed his oath of office as a Director General of the WHO. He abused his office and the international nature of the Director General to advance TPLF’s propaganda.
In the process, he committed a flagrant misconduct on a routine basis. He violated the standard of conduct for international civil service and WHO’s Code of Ethics. He should have led by example. Instead, his interference in a member state of the WHO advocating for a party to a conflict constitutes blatant misconduct.
Ethiopia has submitted a formal complaint to the Executive Board of the WHO and is still awaiting the acknowledgement of the receipt of its complaint. In fact, on the first day of the Executive Board meeting Ethiopia was denied to explain this worrying situation.
BY MESERET BEHAILU
THE ETHIOPIAN THURSDAY 27 JANUARY 2022