New Player Joins Food Delivery Business

Nov 21 , 2020

A firm called eBiz Online Solutions Plc has released a new food takeout and delivery app dubbed Megbia ( Developed in-house by parent company,eBiz has registered restaurants on the app and has availed the service to the residents of Addis Abeba. was set up by eCom Advertising a little over a decade ago, and the latter was incorporated as eBiz Online Solution Plc in 2014. eBiz provides integrated information on the Ethiopian market and serves as a guide to customers who wish to do business or shopping in the country. The project has taken nearly two years to come to fruition, according to Addis Assefa, editor and coordinator at eBiz. “The first year was spent in developing the business concept and data collection, and the second year was used to develop the app and refine the concept,” Addis said. The app provides its services in two languages, English and Amharic, and provides the option of a search engine that recognises neighborhood names in the capital city. “This is invaluable in a place like Addis Abeba where people hardly use street names,” said Addis. Currently, the app is available on Google Play Store and will soon be released on the App Store. The service also has a functional call centre (6131) that customers can use in place of the app.


Mobile Apps Streamline Container Handling

A Chinese private logistics company availed its multilingual mobile applications designed to streamline container handling processes for local businesses. Dubbed, the apps are available in Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrigna, with a competitive monthly fee. Company managements aim to tackle inefficiencies by scanning truck license plates, container IDs, and other details, reducing manual data entry and the potential for errors. Users can also record gate movements with times...


Private Investment Takes Flight in Aviation Industry

Local private operators received the green light last week to expand their services beyond charter flights, offering regular passenger and cargo options. This move by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is expected to boost the air transport sector, attracting private companies to invest in air travel services. The Authority is partnering with private investors to improve air transport infrastructure by building over 21 new airstrips and helipads in previously underserved areas. Officials...


Safaricom Ramps Up Network Expansion with Locally Made Poles

Safaricom Ethiopia has initiated a three-month procurement process to acquire a total of 68 poles from Woda Metal, the first telecom pole manufacturer in the country. The initial batch of 13 poles was delivered last week, marking a milestone as the first use of domestically produced poles in Ethiopia's telecom sector. Wim Vanhellputte, CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia, praised the high quality and affordability of Woda Metal's poles, which will be crucial for their network expansion goals. The co...