Ministry Rolls Out Water Bill Upgrade

Jan 9 , 2024

The water billing system of 15 towns in five regional states foresees a 4.2 million Br software installations upgrade after four months, financed by the Italian government. Officials from the Ministry of Water & Energy signed an agreement with a private company Daftech. The company has over 13 years of experience in the field and has successfully implemented the system in over 130 towns, including the Addis Abeba Water & Sewerage Service. The agreement was signed between the Minister of State for Water & Energy, Asfaw Dingamo and Denekew Berihun, CEO of Daftech. According to Denekew, their system will address issues mainly related to metre readings and billing.


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

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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...