By Nesru Jemal
President Dr Mulatu Teshome has expressed his best wishes to the people of Ethiopia in connection with the turn of the 2007 Ethiopian New Year.
In the message he conveyed on behalf of the government and on his own, the president wished the New Year to be a year of success for all nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia.
The president also called on all Ethiopians to join hands so as to realize the renaissance of the country.
The president further underlined the need to give due attention towards attracting investment in the manufacturing sector.
As part of the New Year, President Dr Mulatu has granted amnesty to 995 inmates.
The president urged the pardoned prisoners to be peaceful and productive citizens once they are back into the society.