Mayor of Addis Ababa

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Mayor of Addis Ababa
Incumbent
Diriba Kuma

since 9 July 2013
Style His Honor
Inaugural holder Woldetsadik Goshu
Formation 1910
Deputy Abate Sitotaw

The Mayor of the Addis Ababa is head of the executive branch of Addis Ababa's municipal government. The mayor's office is located in Addis Ababa City Hall.

Current mayor[edit]

Main article: Diriba Kuma

The present mayor is Diriba Kuma, who took office on 9 July 2013. Diriba served as Minister of Transport before being elected as Mayor of Addis Ababa.[1]

History of the office[edit]

The mayoral office was established in 1910.

Deputy mayor[edit]

Being accountable to the mayor, the responsibilities of the deputy mayor include acting on behalf of the mayor in the absence or incapability of the latter, and performing other functions as assigned to him by the mayor.

List of mayors[edit]

Lord Mayor (Kantiba)[edit]

Name Image In office Note
Bitwoded Wolde Tsadik Goshu 1910-1917
Bitwoded Haile Giorgis 1917-1918
Yegezu Behabte 1918
Dejazmach Wossene Zeamanuel 1918
Dejazmach Matebe Tessema 1918
Blattengeta Heruy Wolde Selassie 1918-1922
Nasibu Zeamanuel 1922-1931
Ras Makonnen Endelkachew 1932-1934
Dejazmach Bitwoded Tengashaw Behabte 1934-1936
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1936 Acting

Italian Governors of Addis Ababa[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
5 May 1936 to 27 May 1936 Giuseppe Bottai, Governor
1 June 1936 to 23 September 1938 Alfredo Siniscalchi, Governor
23 September 1938 to 1 January 1939 Francesco Camero Medici, Governor
1 January 1939 to 5 May 1939 Enrico Cerulli, Governor
5 May 1939 to 2 June 1940 Guglielmo Nasi, Governor
2 June 1940 to 3 April 1941 Giuseppe Daodice, Governor
3 April 1941 to 6 April 1941 Agenore Frangipani, Governor

Restored Lord Mayor[edit]

Name Image In office Note
Ras Abebe Aregai 1941]
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1942
Dejazmach Kebede Tesema 1942-1946
Ras Mesfin Seleshi 1947
Demissie Wolde Amanuel 1947-1956
Blattengeta Zewde Belayneh 1956-1957
Dejazmach Zewde Gebreselasie 1958-1960
Zewde Gebrehiwot 1960-1969
Haile Giorgis Workneh 1969-1973
Makkonen Mulat 1973-1974

Mayors[edit]

In 1974, Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed in a coup d'etat, Ethiopia was proclaimed a republic, and all noble and aristocratic titles were abolished.[2][3]

Name Image In office Note
Makkonen Mulat 1974-1977
Alemu Abebe 8 December 1977 – 1985
Zewde Tekle 1985-1989
Gizaw Nigusse 1989-1991
Mulu Alem Abebe 1991-1993
Tefera Waluwa 1993-1998
Ali Abdo 1998-2003
Arkebe Oqubay 24 Jan 2003- 9 May 2006
Berhane Deressa 9 May 2006-30 October 2008 Acting
Kuma Demeksa 30 October 2008-9 July 2013
Diriba Kuma 9 July 2013 – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kussa, Mulugeta (9 July 2013). "Council Elects Diriba Kuma Addis Ababa Mayor". Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mayors of Addis Ababa". Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ethiopia Regions". WorldStatesmen.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.