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EMPLOYMENT

Oromia Creates 900,000 Jobs

Close to 900,000 jobs were created in Oromia Regional State during the concluded budget year. While evaluating the 2012/13 performance report, Oromia Industry & Urban Development Bureau head, Abdulkader Hussein said the performance exceeds the target by 100,000. He said the plan was to create jobs for 800,000 people during the reported period. Animal fattening, agriculture, services, tourism, manufacturing, trade, and construction as well as wood and metal works are among the areas the jobs were created.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Thursday, August 29, 2013.

State Creates 212,000 Jobs

Tigray Regional State has created jobs for 212,000 people over the concluded budget year. , the State micro and small scale enterprises agency said. Speaking in a relevant meeting held in Melekele Town to evaluate the 2012/13 fiscal year performance, development and planning head with the Micro & Small Scale Enterprises Agency, Asefa Tegegn said 83,450 of the beneficiaries are women. He said that the jobs were created in construction, metal work and agriculture areas.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

ENERGY

Close to 13,200 Households Gets Home Solar Systems

Ministry of Water & Energy said installation of 13,200 home solar systems has been undertaken in rural areas which are remote from the main electric power grid system over the past nine months. The installation is part of the year long project which was launched in December 2012 at a cost of 208.8 million Br secured from World Bank, according to Bizuneh Tolcha, public relation & communication director with the Ministry. He said the project so far has benefited 13,200 households across the country. A total of 25,000 households will benefit from the project, which is expected to be completed in November 2013, he said. The project is part of the government’s efforts to enable rural areas benefit from electricity generated from alternative energy sources, Bizuneh said.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Monday, August 26, 2013.

FINANCE

Enterprise to Provide 45.2m Br Loan to Beneficiaries

The Gambella Micro Finance & Credit Enterprise said it will provide 45.2 million Br loan to beneficiaries during the current fiscal year. The Enterprise will provide the loan to 11,360 beneficiaries, according to Tut Gatch, general manager of the Enterprise. The Enterprise is also set target to enable 7,200 customers save 4.2 million Br during the reported period. The Enterprise had provided 8.8 million Br loan to 3,000 beneficiaries during the concluded budget year, according to Tut.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Thursday, August 29, 2013.

WATER

Gambella Raises Clean Water Coverage to 79.5pc

Water & Energy Development Bureau of Gambella Regional State said 482 clean water facilities were constructed at a cost of 124 million Br over the past three years. The amenities raised the safe water coverage to 79.5pc from the previous 65pc, according to Ayele Demena , Development Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation coordinator with the bureau. The Region is working hard to achieve the plan to raise the clean water coverage to 100pc at the end of the Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP) period. In this regard, construction of 324 clean water amenities is being undertaken during the current budget year. Up on going fully operational, these facilities will raise the safe water coverage of the State to 92pc, he said.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Zone Constructs 121 Development Projects

Construction of 121 projects out of 279 development projects being undertaken in Benchi Majji zone of South Regional State with an outlay of 239 million Br were completed. The projects include construction of health, clean water and educational amenities, according to Demelash Ayshine, deputy head of the zone Finance & Economic Development Department. Upon going fully operational, the facilities will benefit 332,660 people, he said. According to him, up to 85pc of the construction of the other 158 projects has been completed so far.

Publication: The Ethiopian Herald, Tuesday, August 27, 2013.



Published on September 01, 2013 [ Vol 14 ,No 696]


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