City Admin Kicks Off Landholding Registration in 10 Districts

Apr 16 , 2022

The Addis Abeba City Landholding Registration & Information Agency has launched land validation and declaration services in parts of the capital. Registration will proceed until September in 25 areas located in 10 of the city's 11 districts, with the exception of Lemi Kura. Officials expect the process to cover 22,000 properties and 40,000 condominium units. Meanwhile, all land-related services have been paused in these areas apart from the processing of land-related disputes and legal issues. Officials say areas not chosen will continue providing services as usual. In the three years beginning 2015, the Agency has registered and documented over 118,000 plots and more than 160,000 condominium units using a cadastral registration system in four rounds.


Premier Pushes Domestic Drug Production

A six-day domestic pharmaceutical production and innovation expo was inaugurated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) last week. More than 110 local pharmaceutical manufacturers participated at the Millennium Hall on Airport Road. Recently appointed Minister of Health Meqdes Daba (MD), said local production of pharmaceuticals has become a cornerstone of health policy, which received approval from the Council of Ministers a month ago. However, a report from the Global Fund For Health last year r...


AFDB Lauds $8m for Solar Mini-Grid

Around half a million people foresee benefits from the pilot mini-grid built across nine sites in Amhara, Oromia, Sidama, and the Southern regional states. African Development Bank Group has approved eight million dollars in finance to support the project under the Distributed Renewable Energy & Agriculture Modalities (DREAM) program. The DREAM project, with a total budget of 20 million dollars through concessional loans, grants, and risk mitigation, will cover half of the mini-grid capital...


Parliament Approves $275m Loan for Urban Project

A  275 million dollar loan agreement was approved by Parliament last week, to support the second phase of the Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Project. Set to be implemented over the next three years, the project follows negotiations between Ethiopia and the International Development Association (IDA). The Chief Whip Tesfaye Beljige (PhD), presented details of the loan agreement to lawmakers and said that the project focuses on enhancing the supply of clean drinking water and improving sa...