Local Firm Secures Aviation Facilitation License

Dec 25 , 2018

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority awarded Kirmson PLC new business aviation licenses, which enable the company to provide flight facilitation and fuel support systems. With its new license, Krimson will be able to process landing permits, immigration arrangements, travel & hotel accommodation, refuelling and other services. “When people hear of aviation they only think of planes and flights,” Dawit Krimson (MD), founder of the company, told Fortune. “Yet there are flight support and services that we are set to deliver.” Flight support and facilitation services companies provide services such as ground handling, emissions trading support, fueling, weather and flight planning services. Krimson Aviation was founded with an initial capital of one million Birr in 2014, and it has been providing consultancy services for aviation companies. “In the past individuals used to engage in the industry, but there was no legal framework behind the business,” Animut Lema, communications director of the Authority, said. “The new directive was issued with the goal to formalize the sector.”


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...