Planning Commission Welcomes New Deputy Head

Mar 7 , 2020

Endalkachew Sime, the former secretary-general of the national chamber, has been appointed deputy commissioner of the National Planning & Development Commission. Endalkachew was appointed to the post by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) as of March 4, 2020, replacing Getachew Adem, who is pursuing his doctoral degree. Endalkachew worked at the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association for eight years and has been working as a senior advisor at the Commission for the past couple of months. He also served as deputy secretary-general and advocacy department manager at the Chamber, and, prior to that, he was secretary-general of the Ethiopian Textile & Garment Manufacturers Association for four years. He holds a first degree in agricultural economics and is currently pursuing his second degree in developmental economics.


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...