The Rights for Political Participation of Non-Indigenous People’s In Gambella Region Particularly in Gambella City, Abobo, Godere, Lare and Itang Special Woredas

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Addis Ababa University


Every citizen has the right to enjoy in political participation, since it is accepted and endorsed by, UDHR, ICCPR, as fundamental rights of all human being found in the universe served as an instrument to citizens that assure their political exercise and give a space to the people who are going to be their best representative. The FDRE government of Ethiopia is a part of this universal agreement. In accordance of this the FDER constitution stated and declared every Ethiopian nations and Nationality, without any discrimination to vote and to be elected at periodic elections to any office at any levels government through the election which conducted under universal and equal suffrage. Ethiopia is a part of the glorious basic democratic right stipulated under FDRE constitution that allowed the people to participate on their mutual agenda without any distinction and discriminating. However, Gambella People‟s National Regional State shows serious problems in relation to political participation of „Non-indigenous‟ ethnic peoples are not able to enjoy their political exercise and because of in efficient representation. Therefore, the ultimate objective of this research is to assess and to evaluate the political participation of „Non-indigenous‟ ethnic people‟s in Gambella Region: particularly Gambella city, Abobo,Godere,Lare and Itang special Woredas are the selected study areas. Therefore, this research aims to identifying problems and shows relevant solution in regarding to the right to have fair representation, to elect and to be elected, the right of self-administration, the legal frame work for political representation and the constitutional right of „Non-indigenous‟ ethic group in the Government institutions of Gambella city, Abobo,Godere,Lare and Itnag special Woredas. In finding out reliable data, the researcher used qualitative research method with in-depth interview, field observation and Key informant interview as way of data collecting method with utilizing different written document. Key words: Indigenous, Non- indigenous people of the rights for political participation.



Indigenous, Non- indigenous people of the rights for political participation