Addis Ababa Expo: Scintillating show makes AMU the winner

Its impeccably innovative hi-tech models, scintillating cultural and creative presentations made Arba Minch University, the clear winner of the exhibition held at Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre in Addis Ababa. Click here to see images from the Expo.

AMU’s Institute of Technology’s Hydraulics 5th year student Ms Rahuwa Tewolde also brought laurels for being the first runner-up in a beauty contest held for the university students. The exhibition was opened by the Ethiopian Football Federation president, Mr Junedine Basha, amid the presence of dignitaries and curious visitors.

The expo’s second winner was Mekelle University followed by Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. Over 16,000 people from different walks of life visited the exhibition.

‘‘People visiting AMU stalls were highly appreciative of our meticulous models, which were replicas of key national installations i.e. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), African Union Meeting Hall and high way Fly-Over designed by architecture departments. People said, ‘‘AMU has rightly captured the Ethiopian renaissance,’’ and asked us to keep the momentum, said Geta Fekede.

In a spectacular cultural show, AMU troupe has presented the inherent ethos of Gamo Gofa Zone in its true spirit. Its environmental concern, typical cuisine, traditional attire, and love for diversified cultures including Amharic literature in the form of poems got the fancy of the people.

The winning trophy was given to the respective winners in a program held at Global Hotel, Addis Ababa on December 12.

AMU’s 47-member contingent has 15 students from Arts Club who presented cultural show; 28 students who prepared and displayed various innovative models were from IoT and four coordinators, Geta Fekede from Corporate Communication Directorate, Tamru Tesseme from IoT, Wogane, ICT and Mr Demelka Apasso from Sports and culture..

The exhibition was organized by Dan International Auxiliary Promotion Plc in collaboration with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s House of Federation and Ministry of Education from 8th to 11th December, 2013.

‘‘It has been very exciting and memorable experience for all us. Basically, I would say, it’s the victory of our university; and I will attribute the entire credit to each one of us for taking painstaking efforts to make it happen,’’ said Mr Tamru.

By Philips Joseph