Adama Gets First Medical Waste Incinerator

Jan 12 , 2019

The first medical waste incinerator centre was inaugurated in Adama City, Oromia Regional State with the presence of Amir Aman (MD), minister of health. The incinerator centre, which has been under construction since last July, has a capacity of burning 1,000Kg of medical waste an hour. Seven more centres are under construction at Meqelle, Bahir Dar, Dessie, Jima, Neqemte, Hawasa and the city of Dire Dawa. The incineration centres are being built for a total cost of 440 million Br, which is financed by the Global Fund and managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services. Along with the incinerator, seven more pharmaceutical warehouses were inaugurated.


Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...