Awash Bank, Amref Team up to Sanitize Schools

Oct 12 , 2019

Awash Bank has pledged financial support for the construction of 10 sanitation facilities at different public schools. The project will be implemented through Amref Health Africa at selected governmental schools in Addis Abeba. Githinji Gitahi (PhD), CEO of Amref Health Africa, and Yohannes Merga, acting CEO of Awash Bank, signed the agreement last week. The project is expected to improve sustainable and equitable access to sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 students. The intervention also planned to address the sanitation and hygiene problems of school children in their school setting, thereby contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Amref Health Africa, headquartered in Kenya, is one of the African based international non-governmental organisations currently running programmes in over 35 countries in Africa.


ZamZam Bank Joins Commodity Exchange Payment System

The pioneering full-fledged interest-free commercial bank, ZamZam Bank, has become the 24th financial institution to join the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange's (ECX) payment system. CEO of the Exchange Wendemagegnehu Negera signed the deal with the President of the Bank Melika Bedri last week. According to the CEO, joining the platform which has around 11,000 accounts registered and has transacted over 386 billion Br so far, will allow a reliable mechanism whereby traders can be certain that pay...


AfDB, ADF to Chart Transformation Path at Diamond Jubilee

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Development Fund (ADF) are gearing up for a major joint meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, expected to draw around 4,000 participants. The event, taking place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in late May, will focus on "Africa's Transformation," a theme reflecting the continent's ongoing pursuit of economic and social development. "Despite progress over the years, Africa's transformation remains incomplete," said Vincent O. Nmehielle...


Big Art Sale Returns to Addis

The annual Big Art Sale returns to Addis Abeba this weekend. Over 100 artists are expected to showcase their original works and prints at the Hilton Addis. What's Out Addis in partnership with the Hilton Hotel is behind the event that showcases the works of over 100 artists. Big Art Sale has been around for the past 18 years showcasing paints and prints. According to organisers, it offers a chance to meet the artists and enjoy a variety of art forms with a dedicated Kids' Corner and food and...