They pledged huge amounts of money happily,” one of the businessmen who attended the meeting told Capital, “I, myself have contributed millions of birr. It is a national issue.” “We have contributed this sum because everything shall run smoothly if the country is peaceful. We will continue our contribution for our country,” another manufacturer told Capital.
Some of the investors have contributed 10 and more in millions of birr at the initial stage while on the day the contribution of Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi was very big as he contributed 100 million birrs. Sources said that the initiative will continue in other sectors and may have another round call to support the nation to prevail in its peace.
It was recalled that recently Lieutenant General Bacha Debele, one of the top leaders of the mission, and Adanech Abiebie, Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, met with Ethiopian investors from different sectors to brief them about the recent central government decision that took unilateral ceasefire to open space for farmers in Tigray region to manage their harvest in this rainy season and to smooth humanitarian operation.