Haji Adane Mamuye: 1945 – 2014

Dear Partners and Colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of EMRDA’s Board of Directors, staff and the family of our Founder and Executive Director, Haji Adane Mamuye, to express our grief for his sudden death on 13th January 2014.

There are no words that can express our deep sorrow for his passing. Haji Adane was so valued and respected, not only by his family, his beloved friends, and the organization that he established and led for 20 years, but by the nation that he dedicated his entire life to serve.

He portrayed unflagging vision for EMRDA and built a strong foundation for its continued direction and growth. Haji Adane was also an initiator and contributor to many other development organizations. Above and beyond his professional achievements, he was always thoughtful, respectful and showed empathy towards all of the members of EMRDA’s Board and General Assembly, staff, and colleagues. Indeed Haji Adane had a warm and generous personality that every one enjoyed working with.

The Board of Directors, as delegated by the General Assembly together with our valued, and committed staff, would like to ensure you that our well established reputation, dedicated performance, and persistent efforts to meet our short and long term plans will continue, with your esteemed organization and company. We pray to give Haji Adane’s family and beloved ones strength.

We will remain partners to all who aspire to the ongoing development of our nation.

Abdurahmen Yusuf, Chairman

EMRDA, Board of Directors