Health Ministry Receives Additional Support

The Ministry of Health has acquired a batch of medical equipment to aid the response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from international and local donors. Personal protective equipment (PPE), IR thermometers and hand sanitiser were provided by Engender Health, a nonprofit organisation based in Washington, DC, active in women's health, as well as sexual and reproductive health. The donation is worth 15.5 million Br. An additional 100,000 testing kits were also presented by ByteDance, a Chinese social media company that owns TikTok. The handover ceremony was attended by the ambassador of China to Ethiopia, Tan Jian. The Ministry also received 1.1 million Br worth of PPE, IR thermometers and hand sanitiser from Direct AID Society, a voluntary non-governmental organisation working on development projects. The Lions Club International Foundation, for its part, donated half a million Birr worth of isolation gowns.


Addis Chamber Embarks on Leadership Forum

A leadership forum where prominent executives will share their experiences in the business environment is organised by the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (Addis Chamber) and SAK Training & Consultancy Firm. Headlining Arega Yirdaw (PhD), president of Unity University, who is expected to address the fortunes and adversities of the leadership ecosystem and share insights into his cascade of experiences, the first round is expected to set off at the Inter-luxury H...


Wegagen Bank Launches its Mobile App

Embracing the digital realm, Wegagen Bank officially launched its mobile banking application last week. The App was inaugurated in Dire Dewa City, with Yehwalashet Zewdu, vice president of the Bank Enterprise Services, showcasing its service that provides secure and seamless financial services. According to Yehwalashet, Wegagen Mobile meets the evolving needs of its clientele in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna and Somali languages. Incorporated in 1997, Wegagen Bank has grown to become...


Zemen Bank Joins IFC's Trade Finance Program with $30m Boost

Zemen Bank has secured a 30 million dollar trade finance guarantee from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost the trade finance operations. A member of the World Bank Group, IFC has welcomed Zemen as the newest member of its Global Trade Finance Program aimed at supporting exports and imports. Signed by Dereje Zenebe, president of Zemen Bank and Madalo Minofu, country manager of IFC, the trade financing is part of the one-billion-dollar Africa Trade & Supply Chain Finance P...