Reflecting the changing times, a referral hospital in Jigjiga city, the capital of Somali regional state, is dropping its former name and assuming a new one. The hospital in question is Meles Zenawi Memorial Referral Hospital located in Jigjiga, Somali regional state of Ethiopia.
The corner stone for the hospital was laid by former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in 2011. It was inaugurated in 2006 by former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Since, the hospital was built and was being administered by Jigjiga University.
The hospital is believed to be equiped with modern equipment, according to the report.
The reason for the name change was not given, according to Awramba Times that broke the news.
Ethiopia is currently undergoing deep political reform led by the new Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.
Many political groups and personlities who left the country for one reason or another, and some of whom were previously banned from the country, are returning home. Many is these groups strongly condemn the policies promoted by Meles Zenawi.
Given the new political climate in the country, such a name change is unlikely to be the last one.