Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair visited development projects in Bale.

Senior government officials and international development partners have accompanied the visit to the development projects in the south eastern part of Ethiopia.

The former UK’s Prime Minister Tony Blair has been a close ally of Africa in general and for Ethiopia in particular in pushing the continent’s problems up the global political agenda beyond his development assistance to Africa.

After leaving office, he has established the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to work on some of the most difficult challenges in the world today, including how the centre ground of politics renews itself with practical policy solutions.

His Institute for Global Change is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making globalization work for the many, not the few.

It also works to provide policy and strategy in support of a vision of globalization designed to improve the well-being of the people, economically, politically, and socially.

The institutions is working in partnership with the government of Ethiopia to achieve its development agendas through strengthening the administration’s programme management, analysis and coordination capabilities and accelerate progress in areas like private sector development.

This includes supporting the government to create two million manufacturing jobs in 10 industrial parks across the country and enhancing the institutions critical for their vision for industrialization. (ENA)