Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Funeral of the late Araya Zerihun conducted

Addis Ababa, October 23, 2006 (WIC) - The funeral of the late Araya Zerihun, one of the founders and Chairman of Tigray Development Association (TDA) for over a decade, was conducted here today at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Araya Zerhiun was born in 1947 in Adwa town to his father Kegnazimach Zerihun Getahun and his mother Aster Ashel.

He attended his elementary and secondary schools in Asmara. He then left for the United States and secured his masters degree in Development Economics in 1981 form Maryland University.

After completing his studies, the late Araya worked at the National Center for Economic and Community Development in the US from 1981-1983.He then joined the ''Diplomat Parking Corporation'' as a regional director.

Araya returned to his homeland in 1993 and helped establish of the Tigray Development Association (TDA), which he served as Board Chairman for the past 10 years.

Ministers, religious leader, officials and relatives attended the funeral.

(c) Walta Information Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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