Professor Mesfin Woldemariam’s Funeral — Obang Metho

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam’s Funeral I am back from the funeral where we said goodbye and farewell to our hero, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, one of the greatest human being who touched our lives. Family, friends fans and thousands of mourners turned out in Addis Ababa to said final farewell to Professor Mesfin.I had the honor and privilege to be invited to be one of the speaker and I was delighted to be there and give a speech. Below is an insert from my speech and I will post the entire speech shortly. “I give my deepest sympathy to the family of Professor Mesfin Woldemariam and the great numbers of Ethiopians who consider him a great friend of the Ethiopian people for many generations. I also thank those who have given me the opportunity to speak today about one of greatest men I have been privileged to meet and know. This giant of a man has played an important and strategic role in my life and that of many others. People kept trying to put Professor Mesfin Woldemariam in a box, but he never accepted boxes, he remained upright in all he did. He refused to fit into the box but remained an Ethiopian citizen and a human being. He encouraged this principle many times, starting with the government of Emperor Haile Selassie and at the beginning of every successive one afterwords, but he would say, “Let’s give them a chance.” In other words, he wanted to support and guide them in the right direction. He told me a number of times, “Please, Obang, if I ever die, I want you to keep and protect the dignity and respect for Ethiopia. Professor Mesfin died without resources and material possessions. Instead, when he died, he did not have a house, but lived in small, low-income government housing. Some feel sorry for him that he died without much, but he might look at it differently—he may not have had a house, but his principles gave him a country. The regions of the country are his bedrooms. Farewell, Professor Mesfin, you have done your job and now the Creator is calling you. You have not only done your job well, but you have done it with love. Now, you will find rest with your Creator and as an esteemed elder and highly respected role model, you have set a high standard for us to follow. As you spent so much of your life fighting for others, you gave up many other things to make sure the country would go in the right direction and that others would follow your example. Farewell; be at rest.” I will share the entire speech shortly. I am back from the funeral where we said goodbye and farewell to our hero, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, one of the… Posted by Obang Metho on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam’s Funeral — Obang Metho

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam's Funeral

Professor Mesfin Woldemariam’s Funeral

I am back from the funeral where we said goodbye and farewell to our hero, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, one of the greatest human being who touched our lives.

Family, friends fans and thousands of mourners turned out in Addis Ababa to said final farewell to Professor Mesfin.
I had the honor and privilege to be invited to be one of the speaker and I was delighted to be there and give a speech.

Below is an insert from my speech and I will post the entire speech shortly.

“I give my deepest sympathy to the family of Professor Mesfin Woldemariam and the great numbers of Ethiopians who consider him a great friend of the Ethiopian people for many generations. I also thank those who have given me the opportunity to speak today about one of greatest men I have been privileged to meet and know. This giant of a man has played an important and strategic role in my life and that of many others.

People kept trying to put Professor Mesfin Woldemariam in a box, but he never accepted boxes, he remained upright in all he did. He refused to fit into the box but remained an Ethiopian citizen and a human being. He encouraged this principle many times, starting with the government of Emperor Haile Selassie and at the beginning of every successive one afterwords, but he would say, “Let’s give them a chance.” In other words, he wanted to support and guide them in the right direction.

He told me a number of times, “Please, Obang, if I ever die, I want you to keep and protect the dignity and respect for Ethiopia.

Professor Mesfin died without resources and material possessions. Instead, when he died, he did not have a house, but lived in small, low-income government housing.

Some feel sorry for him that he died without much, but he might look at it differently—he may not have had a house, but his principles gave him a country. The regions of the country are his bedrooms.

Farewell, Professor Mesfin, you have done your job and now the Creator is calling you. You have not only done your job well, but you have done it with love. Now, you will find rest with your Creator and as an esteemed elder and highly respected role model, you have set a high standard for us to follow.

As you spent so much of your life fighting for others, you gave up many other things to make sure the country would go in the right direction and that others would follow your example. Farewell; be at rest.”

I will share the entire speech shortly.

I am back from the funeral where we said goodbye and farewell to our hero, Professor Mesfin Woldemariam, one of the…

Posted by Obang Metho on Tuesday, October 6, 2020