The Addis Ababa city Culture and Tourism Bureau is to invest a total of 23 million Br ( 1 million USD ) to renovate five historical sites in the city. The bureau plans to renovate three properties and two monuments.
The properties to be renovated include; former home of Hojele al Hasen (Sheikh), Hailegiorgis Agidew’s (Bi’teweded) former home and city’s first Mayor, Woldetsadiq Goshu (Bi’teweded). This according to Addis fortune online media.
These properties belonged to prominent personalities during the reigns of Menelik II and Emperor Haileselasie I.
The monuments to be renovated include; Emperor Tewodros II’s Sebastopol Canon on Churchill Avenue and Menelik II’s monument located on Menelik II Square.
According to the Bureau’s regulatory officer Worku Mengeaha, once renovated, the properties may be used as cultural restaurants, gift shops or any other thing which the Bureau is assured will not damage the sites.