Government Overview

Ethiopia is a multi-party federal democracy with legislative authority resting with the government headed by an executive prime minister and the elected House of Representatives (547 members) and the House of Federation (110 members). The Prime Minister is chosen by the party in power following multi-party democratic national and federal state elections which are held every five years. Parties can be registered at either the national or the federal state level. The President is elected by the members of the House of People’s Representatives.

FDRE Government Officials

President H.E. Mulatu Teshome(PhD)
Prime Minister H.E. Ato Hailemariam Desalegne
Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives H.E. Ato Abadula Gemeda


H.E. Ato Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister
H.E. Workneh Gebeyehu (PhD) Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Ato Siraj Fergessa Minister of Defense
H.E. Ato Tagese Chafo
 Minster of Public Service and Human Resource Development
H.E. Abrham Tekeste (PhD)
Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation
H.E. Ato Kebede Chane
Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development
H.E. Bekele Bulado (PhD)
Minister of Trade

FDRE Government Officials

H.E. Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) Minister of Communication and Information Technology Technology
H.E. Ato Ahmed Abitew (PhD) Minister of Industry
H.E. Ato Abdulfetah Abdulah Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
H.E. Professor Fekadu Beyene Minister of Livestock and Fishery
H.E. Eyasu Abraha Alle (PhD) Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources
H.E. Engineer Getahun Mekuria (PhD) Minister of Science and Technology
H.E. Ato Ahmend Shide Minister of Transport
H.E. Ambachew Mekonnen (PhD) Minister of Urban Development and Housing
H.E. Engineer Aisha Mohammed Minister of Construction
H.E Engineer Sileshi Bekele (PhD) Minister of Water,Irrigetion and Electrcity
H.E. Ato Motuma Mekassa Minister of Mines , Petroleum and Natural Gas
H.E. Gemedo Dale (PhD) Minister of Environment , Forest and Climate Change
H.E. Tilaye Gete (PhD) Minister of Education
H.E. Yinager Dese (PhD) Commissioner of National Planning Commission
H.E. Professor Yifru Berhane Minister of Health
H.E. Girma Amente (PhD) Minister of Public Enterprises


FDRE Government Officials

H.E. Ato Getachew Ambaye Attorney General
H.E. Hirut Woldemariam (PhD) Minister of Culture and Tourism
H.E. W/o Demitu Hambisa Minister of Women and Children Affairs
H.E. Ato Ristu Yirdaw Minster of Youth and Sport
H.E. Ato Moges Balcha Ethiopian Revenues and Costumes Authority
H.E. Asmelash Woldesilasie Chief Government Whip
H.E. Negeri Lencho (PhD) Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office