January 23, 2016 | From Abdisa Bencha (Abdiisaba Oromoo)
To: Ethiopia Satellite Television (ESAT TV)
Subject: ESAT New ‘Oromiffa/Oromigna’ program title correction request
First of all, I am really happy to hear such great decision and I would like to thank ESAT board and members for such long awaited decision to start broadcasting in Afaan Oromoo language as ‘Oromigna/Oromiffa’ ESAT program. and It is a great opportunity for our society living in different parts of the world to get timely news and information in their own language.
I am one of regular followers of your programs along millions of people in Ethiopia and around the world. Although I am so excited about the new Afaan Oromoo program you are starting soon, I like to inform you that the title (‘Oromiffa/Oromigna’ ESAT program) of the program is WRONG.
Even though most people unknowingly call Afaan Oromoo Languge as ‘Oromiffa/Oromigna’, It’s correct and standardized use is Afaan Oromoo Language not Oromiffa/Oromigna. And I personally like to challenge you to make this right at start, ESAT Board and its member to consider correcting the program title.
Finally, I appreciate for taking time and responding to this request. I really hope to see the title being corrected and seeAFAAN OROMOO ESAT PROGRAM(አፋንኦሮሞየኢሳትፕሮግራም) on the air very soon.
Abdisa Bencha (Abdiisaba Oromoo)
Afaan Oromoo Mobile App Developer (IT Specialist)
CC: Afaan Oromoo Global Coordinating Committee(AGCC) Dr. Birhanemeskel Abebe Segni Beekaan Gulummaa Irranaa