Public Service Sector Receives Data Privacy Training

May 12 , 2024

  Staff members from the National Bank of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Trade & Regional Integration and the Ministry of Revenues received a three-day training on data privacy and protection over the past week. The training aimed to equip participants with the skills of proper data breach notification procedures, minimising risk of exposure, and secure data transfer practices to safeguard personal data during transmission. It was given by the Business Environment and Investment Climate (BEIC) project under GIZ and comes a month after the ratification of the data protection proclamation by parliament The training also included an overview of International laws, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, the African Union Cyber Security Data Protection Convention, and the country's data privacy directives.


E-Consultation Portal Launched to Boost Stakeholder Engagement

An e-consultation manual and portal designed to enhance stakeholder engagement in the drafting of laws before their final ratification stage was launched last week. Developed by the Business Environment & Investment Climate (BEIC) project team, the platform operates under the oversight of the Justice and Technology ministries. It aims to improve transparency, efficiency, awareness, and effectiveness throughout the law formulation and enactment process. According to Belayhun Yirga, stat...


Trade Ministry Changes Guard

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) made a series of appointments last week, assigning Kassahun Goffe (PhD) as the new Minister of Trade & Regional Integration. Kassahun, who previously served as the State Minister, succeeds Gebremeskel Chala, who navigated the country through various trade reforms. The appointment comes amidst an export slump, as Ethiopia has faced major economic and political headwinds over the past few years. The Ministry reported a shortfall of 863 million dollars from it...


Ahadu Bank Savours First Taste of Profits

Ahadu Bank registered a 175 million Br gross profits in the ended year, turning around its financial performance. The two-year-old Bank established with 503 million Br in paid-up capital mobilised from 9,600 shareholders has also managed to double the figure to 1.03 billion Br. Ahadu's total assets have also nearly doubled to 6.3 billion Br, while its operating income soared to 1.15 billion Br from financial services for nearly 700,000 customers. It also expanded its branch reach across the c...