Working women face precarious condition, surveys say

Working women face precarious condition, surveys say

Women have been working in challenging situations across textile and apparel as well as flower farms and hospitality industries, revealed new assessment surveys conducted by a group of researchers. Firehiwot Sintayehu and Kibur Engdawork have conducted a survey dubbed “The State and Transformation of Female Wage Labour in Ethiopia: The Case of Textile/Garment industries”. Meanwhile,…

World Bank approves $300 mln to support Ethiopia’s conflict-affected communities

World Bank approves $300 mln to support Ethiopia’s conflict-affected communities

The World Bank has approved a $300 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the recovery of conflict-affected communities in Ethiopia. The grant will finance a Response-Recovery-Resilience for Conflict-Affected Communities in Ethiopia Project, which targets to reach out more than five million people. The project will support efforts to address the immediate needs of…

Ashenafi Merid, General Manager of EBSFMIA on the challenges & prospects of bottled water manufacturers

Ashenafi Merid, General Manager of EBSFMIA on the challenges & prospects of bottled water manufacturers

Established in July 2019, the Ethiopian Bottled Water, Soft drink, Fruits and Vegetable Processing/ Manufacturing Industries Association (EBSFMIA) has close to 138 companies with 55,000 permanent employees and 71 thousand jobs across its value chains. EBSFMIA has conducted a survey to eliminate the impacts of imported bottled water plastics Necksils against the environment. By so…

Illegal cigarettes seized in Kolfe Karaniyo

Illegal cigarettes seized in Kolfe Karaniyo

Kolfe Sub-City Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Office announced that it has seized illegal cigarettes, which have been produced in individual’s residential home. The illegal products were impounded by the police along with the suspects at Wereda 4 of the Sub-city. “The suspected individuals have been producing illegal cigarettes without any trade…

Wegagen Bank Provides 1 mln Birr for Children’s Heart Fund

Wegagen Bank Provides 1 mln Birr for Children’s Heart Fund

Following its 25th founding year anniversary, Wegagen Bank has provided 1 million Birr to The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia on Friday. Abdush Hussien, Board Chairperson of the Bank has handed over the support to Hiruy Ali, CEO of The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia and Meseret Mebrate, a Goodwill Ambassador at the Fund. “Though…

Nib International Bank contributes 3 mln Birr for Children’s Heart Fund

Nib International Bank contributes 3 mln Birr for Children’s Heart Fund

Nib International Bank (NIB) has contributed 3 million Birr for The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. NIB has been making contribution to the Fund for over 14 years since its construction, according to Hiruy Ali, CEO of The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. “NIB’s contribution will be utilized to purchase echocardiogram (echo), which helps to…

Japan provides Ethiopia with medical equipment’s worth 478 mln Birr

Japan provides Ethiopia with medical equipment’s worth 478 mln Birr

Ethiopia has received 100 Syringe Pumps and Portable X-Ray Machines worth 478 million Birr from the government of Japan. The handover ceremony has held on Tuesday.  The donated medical equipment’s are going to be installed to hospitals and medical universities in 10 regions, and Addis Abeba and Dire Dawa city administrations, according to the Embassy…

Ethiopia gets 800,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China

Ethiopia gets 800,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China

On October 24, 2021, 800,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines — donated by China have arrived at Bole International Airport.                           Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health applauded the support of vaccines received from Mr. Zhao Zhiyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Bole International Airport. Dr. Lia commended China for the comprehensive Covid-19 prevention support it…

Prioritise WASH to rebuild & save $millions, African, European Ministers urged

Prioritise WASH to rebuild & save $millions, African, European Ministers urged

People-centered economic recovery and resilience will be at the center of the second African Union and European Union Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting slated for 26 October in Kigali. WaterAid believes strengthening access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is critical for sustainable and inclusive economic recovery and to build communities’ resilience in the face of…