Prime Minsiter Meles Zenawi has assigned Arkebe Oqubay, advisor to the Prime Minster with the rank of minister, to investigate and take appropriate action over the mishandling of the reassignment of the staff of the former Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) following the takeover of its management by France Telcom in December 2010. Out of the 12,000 employees only about 4,000 have been assigned to new posts in the newly formed company called EthioTelecom while the fate of the remaining still not yet known.
A dispute between Universal Consult, a local consultancy firm, and HENN Architecten, a German company, which won the bid for designing the headquarters of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) as partners, has led the project to lag one year behind schedule, bank president Bekalu Zeleke told The Reporter.
According to experts the price increment is because of a gap in the market between supply and demand, which would make sense since that is the usual reason that cement prices go up.
The Ethiopian Electric Agency (EEA) has imported 50 specialised electricity meters at a cost of 5,000 dollars in aid of studying demand side management (DSM) solutions for the national power sector.
The Dire Dawa City Administration (DDCA) plans to bulldoze a historical and popular part of Dire Dawa known as Kezira located in the central part of the city, 525km east of Addis Ababa, to revitalize the area.
The harmful consumption of alcohol kills an estimated 2.5 million people across the world every year, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report unveiled today, urging governments to implement measures to prevent drinking habits that damage health and cause other social problems.
The management takeover of France Telecom which follows the evolution of Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation has put ten foreigners at the helm of the new corporate Ethio Telecom, leaving five top jobs to Ethiopian nationals.
Ethiopian Civil Service Minister Junedin Sado announced percentages of the salary adjustment that will be effected as of this month. Government employees will enjoy a minimum of 35 percent pay raise as of this Ethiopian month (after 12 days) and the maximum is set to be 39 percent, Minister Junedin told journalists in a press conference he gave late Today January 26, 2011.
The Addis Ababa Transport Branch Office of the Federal Transport Authority announced that the city’s taxi zoning system will be implemented in the near future.