CBE Teams Up with Local Real Estate Firm

Feb 27 , 2021

The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gojo Bridge Housing to provide mortgage financing for the real estate company's housing project. The Bank announced the commencement of registration for prospective homeowners who had reached an agreement with the company during the signing ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency last week. Gojo has started architectural design works for 1,000 houses across four sites in Addis Abeba. The company plans to build over 100 apartment buildings with a total of 10,000 units this year and expand to 100,000 units within five years. Interested buyers are expected to form an association and make an initial deposit of 350,000 Br at the Bank. CBE has provided more than 15 billion Br in credit to 107,000 customers for housing including condominium house owners.



Women around the Koshe area hunt through piles of trash to find scraps of metal to sell. With close to three million people unemployed in the country and a headline inflation of 33pc, unskilled labour is in little demand. Ethiopia has an adult literacy rate of 51pc, with fewer numbers going past high school. Less than three percent of 12th-grade students made it to universities this year while the rest were at the mercy of remedial exams...



An old wooden car that was part of a commercial campaign by a furniture company around the Beherawi Theatre area. Ethiopia's forest coverage to national land size has been registered at 15pc to the latest data by the World Bank. The current Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched an initiative labelled 'Green Legacy' to plant five billion trees in 2020 claiming an 83pc success...



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