Unity Park at Menelik II Palace
‘The Beautiful Challenge!’
The Menelik II Palace project was constructing an artificial stone cladding work covering a concrete made black lion enclosure that include two artificially made tunnels. The project was launched on June 23/2019 and completed on October 6/2019. It was a grand project to transform a portion of Menelik II palace to a public park named Unity Park initiated and led by PM Abiy Ahmed. We call it ‘The beautiful challenge’ due to time constraint to be completed within 90 days and it fell in the rainy season. In our similar previous project at Addis Zoo Park that has lesser size and complexity compared to the palace project, it took us 14 operational months to complete and deliver. It is a project in which we learned how much leadership quality enable what seems impossible for many!