'I can live well with what I have' Jose Mujica, president of Uruguay

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Jose Mujica is Uruguay’s president whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other world leaders and often referred to as the world’s poorest president, who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away 90 percent of his salary to charities which benefit poor people, small entrepreneurs and to educate poor children. President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's farmhouse. The president says what he has is enough and he can live well with what he has. We salute this great person for his admirable act. The word would have been a lot better if we had few leaders like President Mujica.

Adama University graduation day

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on the graduation ceremony at Adama science and technology university on July 08, 2017,  higher governmental officials Demitu Hambisa, Dr.lemi the president of the university and the mayor of Adama town  Mrs.Adanech Habebe and others made an inspiring and impressive speech to over 30,000 attendants in the ceremony on the impacts of corruption and the significant role graduating students should play on underscoring the antic -corruption movement and good governance once they have graduated to create corruption free Ethiopia.  

'Ethical parenting can contribute to ethical leadership'

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Engineer Zewude Tekle, former mayor of Addis Ababa and chairperson of Transparency Ethiopia made an interview with our quarterly magazine called Transparency. In the interview Engineer Zewude underscored the importance of Ethics in building an ethical society and fighting corruption. The following excerpt was taken from the interview:

’’A citizen who in the first place was raised in an ethical manner will be a good citizen. When a community properly nurtures their respective ethical values this can add up to build an ethical society and the right person to work on is the young generation. A citizen who was properly and rightfully brought up by his/her parents, neighbors, and school is a good citizen. In order for good governance to thrive in our country, ethical parenting needs to exist in each home first. For this to be a reality, families and neighbors play the primary model role.  If a child is raised witnessing theft, robbery, bribe, etc……. and listening to different types of lies, there is a high probability that this child will grow up to be a thief and a liar despite being a grown up with educational back ground. He may not engage in theft and other activities, not because he doesn’t have the desire to do so, but he is afraid of the consequences that come after committing such act. We members of TE have the responsibility to make sure that the youth are raised in a transparent, national pride and hardworking spirit. Parents should also raise their children with good spirit. Moreover, spiritual institutions also have the responsibility to teach their respective followers to be honest and faithful in every day of their lives. The youth, when faced with maladministration practices, they have to confront and challenge the practice before anyone else. If we all discharge our responsibilities, we can create a society with clear conscious’’

Congratulations

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The management and staff of transparency Ethiopia congratulates Ato Amare Aregawi, the former board president of Transparency Ethiopia, the long serving editor-in-chief of the Reporter newspaper and currently the general manager of Media and Communication Center /MCC/ on receiving a prestigious recognition for his extra ordinary two-decade-plus contributions to the development of the private press in Ethiopia as well as his passionate defense of press freedom in the country from the president of Ethiopia Dr. Mulatu Teshome.

Source Reporter Newspaper, July 15, 2017 edition