Bole Gets New Public Facilities

Jun 1 , 2019

The deputy mayor of Addis Abeba, Takele Uma, inaugurated projects built in Bole district for 300 million Br in a joint finance venture with residents and the City Administration. The projects include 10 health centres, 98 commercial sheds, nine primary and secondary schools, six sports fields and 13 vital event centres. The City Administration will provide educational materials for more than 600,000 students for the upcoming academic year, according to the deputy mayor. Two years ago, 169,917 children were enrolled in kindergartens in Addis Abeba, while 515,000 students were attending primary school, according to a report from the Ministry of Education.


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

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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...