National Gender and Equality Commission

NGEC to support Wayyu Community’s rename quest

The National Gender and Equality Commission has promised full legal support for the Watta Community in their quest to change the name to Wayyu.

In a meeting with the Commission, Dr. Christopher Galgallo alias Abakola, who represented the Watta Community noted :

"The name Watta is a derogatory or pejorative, we as a community we are repulsing and detesting the notion of pejorative naming in preference for Wayyu."

Commissioner Dr. Gumato Ukur, who is the convener for the Minority and Marginalized Department , promised the commission's full support.

"As a Commission, we note your concern and promise to support your quest to change the community name to Wayyu from Watta," Said Gumato.


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