EMRDA successfully conducted its 30th General Assembly Meeting on 26 March 2017.

The 30th Annual General Assembly of the Ethiopian Muslim Relief and Development Association (EMRDA) was held on March 26, 2017 in UMA Hotel Conference Room in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was attended by including the General Assembly member over 50 participants from government offices, NGOs, Community Based Organizations, Journalists’, as well as representatives of international organizations working on development areas.

Haji Abdurahman Yesufe, the General Assembly Chair Person of EMRDA made a welcome speech on the meeting. After extending his welcome address to all members and invited guests, Haji Abdurahman presented some the major activities conducted in the past year.

The Vice Chair Person of Board of Trustee of the association Haji Kemal Seid also added that EMRDA performance on the year 2016 was a great achievement as compared to the previous years and plan for the year will go even further since EMRDA is growing in terms of budget and the projects being implemented. Then he called up members to discuss on the reports and future plan in detail and forward constructive comments.

On the meeting, EMRDA Program Director Ato Abdulaziz Alo presented the overall performance report and the achievements gained in the year 2016. Ato Abdulaziz report explained corresponding achievements gained in each of the program areas. His report focused on the results obtained rather than the activities done.

An independent external auditing firm has also presented financial report of the year 2016. A representative of the auditing firm reported that the auditing has been done in accordance with internationally accepted auditing principles and no flaw has been found in the financial utilization of EMRDA.

The assembly has approved the activity and financial report of 2016 and the 2017 action plan unanimously.