City Bureau Revokes Employment Agency Licenses

Jul 3 , 2021

Over a dozen security service and domestic employment agencies have had their licenses revoked by the Addis Abeba City Adminstration Bureau of Labour & Social Affiairs. Sebhatu and Sons (S&S), Agar, and Walat are among the fourteen private security firms that have had their licenses rescinded after the Bureau conducted a month-long study on alleged illegal activities in he industry. The study showed that out of 314 agencies, about 200 were violating the law through engaging in illegal activities such as working without a trade license, according to the Bureau. The agencies were obligated to renew their licenses with the Federal Police Commission and the Bureau but failed to do so.


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

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


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...