Capital Gears to Host Antimicrobials Summit

Officials, healthcare experts and academicians from 12 African countries will gather in Addis Abeba this week to address the silent pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) which has become a public health concern. The two-day regional summit organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to review the responsible and appropriate use of Antimicrobials and encourage partnership and resource mobilisation of the health system. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the highest burden of AMR-related deaths with a significant impact on the economy where close to 1.27 million deaths were attributed to it while 4.95 million deaths were recorded to its associated factors. The meeting is scheduled to discuss common concerns and explore methods to strengthen antimicrobial-related governance and management where a joint information-sharing platform for its implementation is expected to be developed.


Geda Special Economic Zone Receives Prospective Tenants

East African Holding and Ethio-Chicken have been shortlisted to invest in the Geda Special Economic Zone(GSEZ), located in the tri-state area shared by Mojo, Adama, and Shashemene cities within the Oromia Regional State. The two companies were selected from 120 investors who showed interest in acquiring space in one of the largest SEZs in Africa. Close to 404hct of land has already been developed in the expansive economic zone, out of a potential 24,000 hectares, with lease prices set between...


Standard Institute Revamps Fees, Board Restructuring

The Ethiopian Standards Institute (ESI) is set to introduce fees for standards sticker, establish a new governing board, and address collaboration with other regulatory bodies. The Institute plans to strengthen its financial standing by charging fees for standards and product certification services to support its operations and annual budget. A key change involves replacing the current Council of Standards with an 11-member Board of Directors. The Minister of Trade & Regional Integration...


Safaricom Ethiopia Rolls Out its Network to Tigray

With 125 self-built towers, Safaricom Ethiopia has launched its operations in the Tigray Regional State. Executives disclosed plans to invest in an additional 166 towers and expand their reach to the remaining towns. "This is the most exciting milestone in Tigray since the return of social services," said Getachew Reda, president of the Interim Regional State Administration. In July 2021, the consortium-backed telecom giant entered Ethiopia's market, historically dominated by state-owned E...