Industrial Park to Set Foot in Nekemte

March 6 , 2021

The Oromia Industrial Parks Development Corporation inked a deal with Walabu Construction S.C. for the construction of a 7.8-billion-Br agro-industrial park in Nekemte Town, Oromia Regional State. The agreement was signed just a few weeks after the Ethiopian Investment Commission announced that the government will no longer build industrial parks. The park will cover 250ha of land, and the construction is expected to be completed in three years with the budget fully covered by the regional government. The park is expected to house plants that process coffee, tea, oilseeds and grains as well as meat, poultry and dairy products. The construction phase is hoped to create over 3,000 jobs, while the processing plants are expected to create employment opportunities for 50,000 people once construction is completed, according to Sisay Gemechu, head of the Corporation.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...