Project to Create Jobs, Sustainable Waste Management in Modjo

Jun 5 , 2021

A project that aims to engage 4,000 unemployed youth and establish a sustainable waste management system in about 12 tannery industries in Modjo Town was launched last week. A consortium of organisations inlcuding People in Need (PIN), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Solidaridad (SOL) are the project owners while LIDI, ELIA and Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre are associates in implementation. Improving skills and access to self-employment opportunities in Modjo and its surrounding areas and bolstering the capacities of tanneries and other leather actors in good manufacturing and waste management practices are some of the goals outlined in the project. Additionally, the project will involve 10 micro, small and medium enterprises. The government has previously forecasted that employment in the leather industry would grow by 85pc through 2025.


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...