Senegalese President confirms Meles Zenawi's sickness
The Reporter | July 14, 2012



Meles Zenawi
Meles Zenawi misses NEPAD due to illness
ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was expected to attend a NEPAD meeting at African Union (AU) on Saturday, was unable to be available due to a deteriorating health condition.

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As the current chairperson of NEPAD, Prime Minister Meles is expected to deliver a report to the 27th Summit of NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) ahead of the 19th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of AU to be kicked off tomorrow here in Addis Ababa.

On behalf of Meles, Senegalese President, Macky Sall opened the meeting and he wished Meles to recover soon.

“PM Meles is not attending this meeting with us this afternoon for health reason. We would like to express that we wish him to recover soon to a better health," President Sall told participants.

Following his disappearance from the public, rumor is growing about Meles’s health condition as no official confirmation was released from government as to whether his health is deteriorating or not.

Specially, Meles has not showed up at the parliament in the last two weeks where he was expected to deliver the already concluded fiscal year’s government performance. Following his absence from parliament, the public remains in dark with the growing speculation of his ailing condition, and the next year’s budget has not been endorsed yet. The parliament has not been even officially closed for recess though one week has already gone from the usual schedule.


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