Hawassa established 50 years ago on a plain land that lies between the wetland of Wondo Genet and Lake Hawassa, 275 KM south of the capital Addis Ababa is beautiful and lovely. It is one of the few Ethiopian towns whose establishment has taken in to account modern urban management concepts.
The topography, the moderate climate, the wide and clean roads of which most are asphalted, the lake, the resort hotels, and the other various services make anyone to easily like Hawassa. Many who come to Hawassa adore it for these things. However, such an adoration that comes from its partial view has hidden the plight of some part of its population.
Anyone who happens to be among the residents of Bahil Adarash and Mehal Ketema sub city in the town may doubt that he/she is in Hawassa.