Parliament Inquires Ministry Minimum Wage Law Status

Apr 3 , 2023

The delay in the implementation of the minimum wage law that has been in the making for several years was questioned by members of Parliament during the eight-month performance report last week. Muferihat Kamil, minister of Labor & Skills, answered that even though the Ministry has prepared a draft minimum wage law, the post-war economy will make it difficult to implement. The Minister said that unemployment cannot be tackled overnight and it will be addressed step by step while attracting and sustaining higher foreign direct investment is crucial to move forward. She also emphasized that unemployment cannot be addressed by the government reminding entrepreneurs, job seekers and the private sector to play their role. The Ministry achieved 83pc of its plan to create 2.6 million job opportunities over the past eight months, assisting over two million people to get employed. According to the report, 53.9pc job is located in rural areas. Over 200,000 people who graduated from higher education institutions benefit from the opportunities created with women taking more than half the post. Over 67,000 employees were trained to get 35 million dollars from overseas employment services by sending 46,322 employees to Middle East countries.



A booming plastic container market around the Saris area bustles with shoppers inspecting the selections. Water supply shortages have plagued the capital as an expanding population size's demand is unmet by the drops moving through the pipes. The Addis Abeba Water & Sewage Authority relies heavily on underground wells and surface water from the Legedadi, Dire and Gefersa dams. With the Authority digging 28 wells to meet the demand shortage, several parts receive water through the taps three...



A telephone pole gently rests aside DebreZeit road, tucked into the city's ageing infrastructure. Ethiopia's infrastructure has been under rising assault by robbers who mimic maintenance workers appointed by the state. The ones pared from theft are constantly a victim of subdued synergy between government bureaus. The International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research published a study in 2020 indicating that lack of coordination between agencies was a significant factor in delays, co...



Traditional holiday hymns are sung by a group of men dressed in cultural outfits with decorations made from a horse's mane around the Bole area. The early weeks of September bring with them a panoply of festivities. A soft holiday spirit glistens the streets of Addis Abeba, while roaring hordes of shoppers grappling with inflation rates near 30pc do not grace marketplaces like they used to. The tight clampdown on access to foreign currency by the Ministry of Finance which banned the import of 3...