Transport Ministry Joins Tana in Hyacinth Fight

November 14 , 2020

The Ministry of Transport has donated close to 12 million Br toward the campaign for the removal of the water hyacinth, an invasive weed also called emboch, in Lake Tana. The donation, contributed from the Ministry and other agencies under its wing, was accepted by Fanta Mandefro (PhD), deputy president of Amhara Regional State, and State Minister for Water, Irrigation & Energy Abraha Adugna (PhD). Water hyacinth, which has been steadily increasing along the Lake, is threatening livelihoods and water flow to irrigation canals. A month-long national campaign aimed at freeing the Lake from water hyacinth will be finalised this week. Lake Tana, the largest lake in the country and the source of the Blue Nile, is the source for 50pc of freshwater. It is an important fishing resource with up to 67 different species of fish, 70pc of which are endemic.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...