Mayor of Addis Ababa

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Mayor of Addis Ababa
የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ
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Emblem of the Addis Ababa City Administration
Adanech Abebe in 2019 (cropped).png
Incumbent
Adanech Abebe

since 28 September 2021
StyleHis/Her Honor
Inaugural holderWoldetsadik Goshu
Formation1910

The Mayor of Addis Ababa (Amharic: የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ) is head of the executive branch of Addis Ababa's municipal government. The mayor's office is located in Addis Ababa City Hall.[1] Adanech Abebe is the first woman mayor and 32nd mayor of Addis Ababa since 28 September 2021.

The incumbent mayor Adanech Abebe was the Attorney General of Ethiopia before being elected as mayor.

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/her by the mayor.

List of mayors[edit]

Lord mayor (Kantiba)[edit]

Name Image In office Note
Bitwoded Wolde Tsadik Goshu 1910–1917
Bitwoded Haile Giyorgis Woldemikael 1917–1918
Yegezu Behabte 1918
Dejazmach Wossene Zeamanuel 1918
Dejazmach Matebe Tessema 1918
Blattengeta Heruy Wolde Selassie Heruyjapan2.jpg 1918–1922
Nasibu Zeamanuel 1922–1931
Ras Makonnen Endelkachew 1932–1934
Dejazmach Bitwoded Tengashaw Behabte 1934–1936
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1936 Acting

Italian governors during occupation[edit]

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

Restored lord mayor[edit]

Name Image In office Note
Ras Abebe Aregai Abebe-Aregai.jpg 1941
Dejazmach Takele Woldehawariat 1942
Dejazmach Kebede Tesema 1942–1946
Ras Mesfin Sileshi Mesfin Sileshi.jpg 1947
Demissie Wolde Amanuel 1947–1956
Blattengeta Zewde Belayneh 1956–1957
Dejazmach Zewde Gebre-Sellassie 1958–1960
Zewde Gebrehiwot Zewde Gebrehiwot in 1969.jpg 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
Dr.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 January 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 – 17 July 2018
Takele Uma Benti 17 July 2018 – 18 August 2020
Adanech Abebe Adanech Abebe in 2019 (cropped).png 28 September 2021 – present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Takele Appointed as de Facto Mayor of Addis Ababa". 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Mayors of Addis Ababa". Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Ethiopia Regions". WorldStatesmen.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.