Addis Inaugurates City-bus Expressway

Jun 27 , 2020

The Addis Abeba City Administration has inaugurated a mega city-bus expressway project for 5.9 billion Br. Stretching from Jemo II to General Wingate Square, the city-bus expressway covers 19.2Km and is expected to be completed in two years. The inauguration took place with the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Addis Abeba City Administration Deputy Mayor Takele Uma. The City Administration is expected to cover 55pc of the required budget for the project, while the remaining will be financed through a loan from the French government. The Prime Minister stated that the project will decrease youth unemployment significantly and noted that transportation and roads are as crucial as housing.


Addis Chamber Embarks on Leadership Forum

A leadership forum where prominent executives will share their experiences in the business environment is organised by the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (Addis Chamber) and SAK Training & Consultancy Firm. Headlining Arega Yirdaw (PhD), president of Unity University, who is expected to address the fortunes and adversities of the leadership ecosystem and share insights into his cascade of experiences, the first round is expected to set off at the Inter-luxury H...


Wegagen Bank Launches its Mobile App

Embracing the digital realm, Wegagen Bank officially launched its mobile banking application last week. The App was inaugurated in Dire Dewa City, with Yehwalashet Zewdu, vice president of the Bank Enterprise Services, showcasing its service that provides secure and seamless financial services. According to Yehwalashet, Wegagen Mobile meets the evolving needs of its clientele in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna and Somali languages. Incorporated in 1997, Wegagen Bank has grown to become...


Zemen Bank Joins IFC's Trade Finance Program with $30m Boost

Zemen Bank has secured a 30 million dollar trade finance guarantee from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost the trade finance operations. A member of the World Bank Group, IFC has welcomed Zemen as the newest member of its Global Trade Finance Program aimed at supporting exports and imports. Signed by Dereje Zenebe, president of Zemen Bank and Madalo Minofu, country manager of IFC, the trade financing is part of the one-billion-dollar Africa Trade & Supply Chain Finance P...