Addis to Invest 23m Br to Renovate Five Historical Sites

By Nardos Yoseph

Many of the city's historical buildings and memorials have had minimal effort put into their protection

The Addis Abeba City Culture & Tourism Bureau is to invest a total of 23 million Br to renovate five historical sites in the city. The restoration will cover three properties and two monuments.

The properties to be renovated residences of prominent personalities during the reigns of Menelik II and Emperor Haileselasie I.

One of the to be restored is the former home of Hojele al Hasen (Sheikh), located in the Gulele District, commonly known as Shegolee. Hojele was a governor of Assosa when the city was occupied by Emperor Menelik II in 1898.