The Addis Ababa City Administration is set to implement an evaluative assessment exam for employees at various levels, from the main office to district-level staff.
Employees failing the exam will be placed in positions matching their skill levels or offered compensation for departure. Those transferred to other offices will maintain their salary levels. The evaluation process targets offices that have undergone structural adjustment studies and is scheduled to continue until January.
Despite public skepticism and lack of an official statement from the administration, this marks the second controversial policy within a month.
The previous plan involved outsourcing key services to private companies, raising concerns about political motivations rather than efficiency. The move has sparked skepticism, especially among politically active individuals who view it as potentially aligned with the Oromummaa ideology rather than a service delivery enhancement effort.
Past controversies involving demographic composition changes in Addis Ababa City contribute to public skepticism.