Dire Dawa Inaugurates 19m Br Business Centre

Jun 29 , 2019

Dire Dawa City Administration has inaugurated a business centre and workshop built for small and medium enterprises with an investment of 19 million Br. The centre is a three-storey structure dedicated to 67 organised youth associations. “The centre will be of great importance in decreasing unemployment and will help the city’s small and medium enterprises,” said Kedir Juhar, head of the city’s Trade, Industry & Investment Bureau in the rank of deputy mayor. Dereje Tilahun, a woodwork business owner, with a capital of 200,000 Br is one of the youths that have entered the centre.


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