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Following the prescribed sick leave, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is currently on vacation outside Ethiopia, The Reporter learnt. Sources told The Reporter that Meles is enjoying the sick leave after he was ordered to take time outside office to recover from his illness resulted from â€śover workloads for more than three decadesâ€ť.
Last week Government Communication Affairs head Bereket Simon told journalist that the PM has taken sick-leave and he is recovering well.
According to rumors, the PM is currently in the US; The Reporter could not establish the whereabouts of the PM. Neither do sources speaks his whereabouts for safety reason. However, the source disclosed that the PM is in good condition though they declined from mentioning when Meles will be back.
The health status of the PM is has managed to dominate discussions particularly on social medias including Facebook and Twitter. Bereket last week said that reason as to why the government remained silent for a long time about the PMâ€™s health was because itâ€™s a long standing culture of the EPRDF since the guerrilla days to hold secrets. PM Meles missed this yearâ€™s 19th AUâ€™s Heads of states summit due to his health condition.