Mager Special Report – Thursday, November 10, 2022 (Hedar 1, 2015 EC)
The Fate of Raya to be Determined by Referendum?
Dr. Yilkal Kefale reportedly met separately with representatives of the Welkait and Raya Amhara Identity Restoration Committees (Welkait and Raya Committees) in order to persuade them to accept the identity and administrative matters of Welkait and Raya through referendum and early signs indicate the Raya Committee agreed to the proposal.
Mager Media has learned from insider sources that Amhara Regional State President Dr. Yilkal Kefale first gathered members of the Raya Committee regarding resolving the identity and border matters of Raya through referendum and the committee agreed to these terms.
The Amhara Region President held a similar private meeting today with members of the Welkait Committee but was met with opposition. According to Mager’s sources, the Welkait Committee’s membership held the view that, “The matter of Welkait is a political one and therefore it can only be resolved through political means.”
Regarding this matter neither party has offered official comments. Mager Media is following the matter closely and will provide updates as they become available.