Dr Debretsion Gebremichael Interview with Reporter Newspaper


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My friend disclosed to me that there were metal works in the market, something I was very interested in so we set off in the general heading and went over thing No.3: the charcoal stove. This is certainly not something you find in the kitchen at home! Kidan had been running the slow down for a long time and sold discount just as to people in general. The stoves are produced using dirt and metal and come in various sizes for various purposes - a little one for consuming waste, a medium-sized one for espresso and cooking and a huge cooking one. At 300 Birr (@£9) for a major one, I was enticed, nonetheless, I figure I would experience issues sourcing charcoal at home not to mention getting it on the plane!

In the wake of picking our way through some winding ways, the sound of mallets on metal achieved our ears. In a tight, rough, descending slanting rear way we ran over the metal works. In little cottages on either side of the way, men were encompassed by scrap metal which they purchase, fix with a sled and animal power and sell on. Every hovel is leased by an individual or two who maintain their very own business; the man we addressed had been doing it for more than 20 years. It is a hard, overwhelming and hazardous occupation and we took care lifting our way back up the way staying away from the beating sleds, and metal poles standing out wherever taking steps to entangle us.

It was nearly time to go and on our way back to the principle street we ran over a lady selling rope produced using banana leaves, something I've never observed. Maraganesh was from the South and each Monday and Friday she gets a conveyance from her town. She pitches the rope to individuals who sell gypsum, who combine the two to make mortar utilized in house building. The rope can likewise be utilized inside sleeping pads and she was additionally selling the banana leaves themselves, which can be utilized for cooking.


Ethiopia’s government has explained that privatisation of the national airline and state telecommunications company is being done to ease the shortage of foreign currency. Ethiopia announced last week plans to open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment. In an exclusive interview with state broadcaster, Fana BC, Dr. Yinager Desie, Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Planning Commission said lower export performance, failure of mega projects to commence production, high demand for imported goods and growing external debt burden have worsened the shortage of foreign currency. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Ethiopia requires more than $13 billion over the coming two years for oil importation, private investment, upgrading of existing projects and for repayment of external debt. South African telecommunications firms MTN Group and Vodacom Group have already expressed interest in taking up investment options in Ethiopia’s telecom sector as soon as it opens up. Desie says the privatised enterprises would generate large amount of foreign currencies to tackle shortage. The commission will therefore give priority to foreign companies in privatising the enterprises as government’s decision is targeted obtaining foreign currency.

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