Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ethiopia: Radio Fana to broadcast from Jimma Palace

Issayas Mekuria
Jimma Palace, which was one of the resting spots of Emperor Haile Selassie I and the seat of his principals, is to be given to Radio Fana, the nation's first private multilingual national broadcaster.

Constructed in the 1940's by Tsehay Enqu, close confident of the late Emperor and administrator of the region, the palace is situated on the road from the town's airport to Ferenj Arada around Bosa Arat.

Currently, Wakjira Terfassa, Jimma Zone deputy administrator, lives in the Palace situated on a 1.5hct plot holding Gibe Hall, one of the largest assembly halls in the city
Story continues from All Africa: http://allafrica.com/stories/200802190209.html
(Source: Zacharias Liangas, Greece via HCDX)