The newly elected WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus of Ethiopia. Have started with something really controversial. I am impressed by his act and his decision to pick Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador!
“The report said the WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the controversial announcement on Wednesday in a speech at a global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. Tedros, as he is known, described himself as “honored” that Mugabe — whose government has repressed protesters and has been implicated in widespread human rights violations — had agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador on noncommunicable diseases for Africa. Those diseases include conditions like heart disease and cancer” (ESAT – ‘Tedros Adhanom appoints Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador’ 20.10.2017, link: https://ethsat.com/2017/10/tedros-adhanom-appoints-robert-mugabe-goodwill-ambassador/).
Tedros, have you followed the Zimbabwean President and his efforts in his state. If you should make them ambassador, should they make their health system good enough for themselves get the healing there? Since Mugabe is even traveling steady to Singapore for better hospitals and care of his advanced age.
I am wondering, what sort of idea was this? When did you get this striking idea? What did you eat and drink? Certainly, it was not injeera or Ethiopian coffee, must been something stronger and more powerful to your veins, so your pump stopped working for a temporarily moment. Since the moment of insanity must have hit your bloodstream and not carried enough air to your heart. Because, it is not with a good heart you could give him the goodwill ambassador position within the World Health Organization.
The 93 year old President, that has ruled since early 1980s, the former liberation warrior and who has attacked, oppressed and made sure no-one is questioning his rule, until this day. Has not done anything positive for the last two decades, unless it is letting his sons and wife spending fortunes in South Africa. Having a house in Dubai and surely emptying the state reserves for his lavish lifestyle. This sort of behavior shouldn’t be awarded!
Tedros, that is what you do? Who is next in line and who will get the next honor of your organization? Will the be another totalitarian dictator, maybe the one in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan or Turkmenistan for their will to fight specialized Asian diseases. Maybe, I should come with this suggestion, you might offer them a goodwill position too.
What went through your head and made this a profound idea, maybe that was why he came from the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and was a part of the elite in Ethiopia. Who are so used of oppression and not caring about democratic principals. That giving a price of this stature to another fellow, who is making this system in his country. Just seems fair. Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, only in World Hell Organization, since he has created a living hell for so many in his nation for decades upon end. He has killed, he has silenced, he has oppressed and used all means to stay in power.
You shouldn’t extend an honor to a man of this stature, he should get sanctioned, he should lose his titles. Not get more, this is insane and shows the lacking character of Tedros and his reign as WHO Director-General. We now know that he favors dictators and their total controlling ways. Therefore, expect more insane leadership choices and know that Tedros do not care. He is used to get away with it in his Ethiopian government too. That is why the Ethiopian government has sent the army and militia to stop demonstrations in Amhara and Oromia. They have done this and the same have they done in Zimbabwe, that is why Tedros understand Mugabe and will show the older supposed statesman some honor. Even though most of the world will say he doesn’t deserve it.
This is insane, Mugabe shouldn’t get an honor, but instead a dishonor. Peace.