Looking in to the Past

Driving some 40 kilometers to the west of Addis Ababa, on the high way to Nekemte, we find the Town of Holeta. Holeta is the center of Welmera Woreda, which is one of the woredas


MELCA means ford both in Amharic and Oromo language – two of the widely spoken languages of Ethiopia. It means a crossing point on a river, which is symbolically used to indicate the need to take people away from their misconception about local people and culture to an understanding and appreciation of traditional ecological knowledge. A river also signifies linkage with a source. If the source dries, the river also dries. More