Gambella, February 02, 2014 (GSN) - Our diversity is our strength, United we stand, Divided we fall! Speaking on Gambella Regional TV Program, dedicating monthly newspaper, named after five Gambellan prominent ethnic groups, Anyuak, Nuer, Majanger, Komo and Oppo ”ANMKO", Gambella Regional Chief Administrator, Ato Gatluak Tut told Gambella ethnics people at home and Diaspora to be diversity strong and unite as a family for one goal.
He urges individuals and community organization to support GPDUM party and invest in Economic development generally refers to the sustained, concerted actions of policy makers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area. Such actions can involve multiple areas including development of human capital, critical infrastructure, regional competitiveness, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, health, public safety and security, literacy, and other initiatives.
He added, this time at this moment, we are at a critical juncture in the history of our State. We are poised for the new beginning. Our primary responsibility as the elected representatives of our people is to look at how far we have come and to prepare for the long and arduous road of putting this great Gambella of Ethiopia to its former glory.
This glory speaks of Gambella as the cradle of humanity and constituted the very genesis of how our people live together in harmony, Anyuak, Nuer, Majanger, Oppo, Komo and Highlander, we may have different view of political ideology and culture but our value and tradition remain the same. We both should learn how to live together side by side as society with respect, trust, honest and one vision for our State. Hatred and division will not make us grow. Political right, economical right, freedom of speech and women right stated in both regional and Federal constitutions. Gambella Peoples’ Unity Democratic Movement, (GPUDM) is a political party in the Gambella Region of Ethiopia. It is the regional ally of the ruling EPRDF coalition, has proved to be conflict prone. It should focus on how to fight natural poverty, social development, and economical development that benefit to all people. Its goal is prosperity for all. GPUDM was founded as the new regional EPRDF ally in 2003. Its predecessors were the Gambella People’s Liberation Movement (GPLM), which was in existence 1991–1998, and the Gambella People’s Democratic Front (GPDF), in existence 1998–2003.
GPUDM, a coalition of three newly founded ethnic-based parties. The three constituent parties were the Nuer People’s Democratic Organization for the Nuer and Oppo, the Anywaa People’s Democratic Organization for the Anuak and Komo, and the Majanger People’s Democratic Organization for the Majangir.
(GPDUM): Unity is the confirmation of our party mandate. Our party was born during the most difficult period in the history of our politic. It had to challenge racism, ethnics and the ingrained prejudice that led to the dividing of our people.
We make bold to assert that this 21st Century is Gambella Century. The renewal of our party belongs to this generation. We cannot afford to fail our people, our country and the generation to come. Let the peace reign in Gambella
Among other things, the vision, principles and values of the ( GPDUM) teach the cadres of this movement life-long lessons that inform us that wherever we are and whatever we do we should ensure that our actions contribute to the attainment of a free and just society, the upliftment of all our people, and the development of Gambella Region that belongs to all who live in it. This is the vision of Gambella that is democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous; State, in which all the people enjoys a better life.
Early investment in education, quality teachers, makes our kids basic economic sense. Those kids are much more likely to be well educated, have better job prospects, live healthier, contribute more to their communities and in general contribute to the general good and become tomorrow leaders.. The Government of Gambella should work with local health leaders to facilitate and educate our community how to use available health care facility. We need long-Term Economic Growth, more investors, create more jobs and more loan for small business owner to improve the quality life of ordinary poor people. Security Challenge is becoming a very critical issue in Gambella Region. We need to improve our security beyond our border and work closely with our neighbour countries.
Long Live GPDUM and God Bless Gambella!