Born in 1942 at Illubabor, one of 9 children in the family, Yohannes at first wanted to be a farmer. his cocurriecular interest vary from boxing and swimming to photography and stamp collecting. Had been to France once. He now aspires to see countries of South East Asia. He certainly wishes to marry a beautiful and educated girl, but only after completing 25 years. He is fond of “Eastern Music”. After retiring from the army he wishes to return to his frst love – Farming.