Andargachew Tsige’s inherited residence unit goes on auction


Abbay Media News
Yassin Ibrahim

The government of Ethiopia put on auction the portion of the residence Andargachew Tsige’s parents built and inherited to him.

Andy’s parents built a modest compound of six residence units and gave one each for the couple’s six children. The father, Ato Tsige Hailemariam, still lives in the compound and the other units are also occupied.

Last year the same property was put on auction but buyer wasn’t found. The government has now decided to try again and auction off Andy’s family inheritance.This residence unit is the only known property the sworn freedom fighter owns in Ethiopia. The auctioning is set to take place within the next couple of days. Ato Andargachew Tsige is said to have not lived in the residence the government of Ethiopia has confiscated under the infamous terrorism law.

Andargachew Tsige is a seasoned Ethiopian politician who has played significant role in the political history of opposition politics. He is the founder of the anti-government rebel movement that was then known as Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. He served as the secretary of the movement until he was abducted. The movement has since then merged with another armed rebel group, Ethiopian Patriotic Front, and is now called Patriotic Ginbot 7 for Unity and Democracy. Andy was abducted from Yemen on June 23, 2014 and was immediately handed over to the Ethiopian National Security and Intelligence Services Agency (NISSA) and flown to Ethiopia.

More on Andargachew Tsige can be found here: