Japanese Exhibition a Must Visit



Dear editors, On Friday, December 12, 2014, some 109 Japanese martial arts weapons and clothes were displayed in the Exhibition Hall of the National Museum, in a timeline from the eighth century to modern Japan. It is...


Nothing but the Facts on Website Dispute with Bostex


Dear editors, In reading over the story headlined, “Ethiopian Entrepreneurs Face Insurmountable Odds” (Volume 15, Number 762, December 7, 2014), I come to believe that I have to set some erroneous facts straight.


Funding Cultural Centre, Monument Not Similar


  Dear editors, We read the story headlined, “Dilla Intends to Use World Bank Money to Erect Monument” (Volume 15, Number 762, December 7, 2014). We appreciate the fact that you have reflected the views an...


Telecom Struggles In Spite of Investment


Dear editors, Since the beginning of September 2014 rumors were heard about the coming of Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, to take part in the Telecom Expansion Project (TEP), which lagged behind schedule, since the ve...


Nib Insurance Shines without Doubt


Dear editors, We have read the story headlined, “Nib Insurance Makes Profit, Leaves Doubt” [Volume 15, Number 759, November 19, 2014]. And we have found the news article to be full of negatively charged statements...


Gov’t Ought to Recognise Outstanding Entrepreneurs, Managers


Dear editors, I am writing this in response to the story headlined, “A NICE Send Off for Insurance Guru” (Volume 15, Number 755, October 19, 2014), which reported on the imminent retirement of Habtemariam Shumgiza...


Gov’t Slow to Adjust National Oil Prices as Global Prices Decline


Dear editors, Your editorial headlined, “The Administration Ought to Walk Its Talk” [Volume 14, Number 758, November 9, 2014] attempts to analyse an important issue which, unfortunately, is long overdue. The price...


Gov’t, IMF Wrong on Debt Assessment


Dear editors, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a statement on October 3, 2014. In its statement, one of its recommendations to government is to consolidate the debts of state-owned enterprises (SOE) with g...


Cotton Rises Despite Doomsayers Pronouncements


Dear Editors, We are writing this in response to the story headlined, “Cotton Collapse” (Volume 15, Number 748, August 31, 2014). We believe that the flaws of the story remind one of the famous Ethiopian saying, ...


More to Habitat Real Estate Case than Official Assertion


Dear editor, We refer to the letter from Berhane Abate, managing director of Habitat-New Flower Homes Plc, headlined, “No Seed of Truth in Habitat Real Estate Case” (Volume 15, Number 738, June  8, 2014). We are...


Telecom Billing Problem Calls for Urgent Action


Dear editor, My encounter about Internet charging forced me to write this. It feels like accounts are not being charged with this latest happening. Many of my friends tell me the “nice” experience they are faci...


Greedy Competition Hurts the Whole


Dear editor, I am engaged in the business environment. My message relates to the improper competition I see in the business environment. Though I do not know whether it is a conscious decision or not, I see very big b...


No Seed of Truth in Habitat Real State Case


Dear editor, This is written in response to a story headlined, “Diaspora Homebuyers’ Hopes Dashed” (Volume 15, Number 730, April 27, 2014). We believe that the story is full of misinformation that it reminds us...


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Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


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The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


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We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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