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Statement by Prof. Paulos Milkias

Professor Getatchew Haile was a truly remarkable individual who left an indelible legacy to the motherland. For the last half-century, he was wholeheartedly immersed in deep research regarding his beloved country and in his role as a mentor to Ethiopia's younger generation in shaping the destiny of a united and peaceful Ethiopia. But all along, he was never remiss to being transparent and self-analyzing, which is a mark of greatness and pre-eminence. After all, anyone who is not up to the task of self-analysis in pursuit of one's nation's and one's people's well-being might as well be a corpse, for he or she is already acting like one. Socrates' dictum, "The unexamined life is not worth living," clearly fits the bill. Professor Getatchew is worthy of living according to the tenets of the ancient sage and illustrious philosopher. I express my condolences to his wife, Misrak, and the rest of his family. Let our patriotic senior scholar rest in eternal peace.

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