In an effort to privatise the eight sugar enterprises, interested bidders were invited to submit proposals By the Ministry of Finance and Ethiopian Investment Holdings. The enterprises up for grabs which were hitherto managed by the Holding are Omo Kuraz 1, 2, 3, 5, Kesem, Arjo Dedesa, Tanabeles, and Tendaho. Officials believe issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) will demonstrate the government's commitment to a competitive and liberalised market structure. The RFP comprehends bid submission procedures, detailed information about the manner of assessments, the scope of privatisation, and evaluation criteria. In August 2022, the Ministry attempted to transfer state-owned enterprises to private entities, with over 20 companies expressing their interest in bidding where interested parties must sign non-disclosure agreements and pay a participation fee to participate in the bid.
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