Category: Letters to Editor

  • Bitcoin Brings Economic Freedom

    The feature story headlined, “Despite Murky Picture, Bitcoin Hatches” [Vol 19, No 966, November 4, 2018]. The goal of the replay is to indicate that Bitcoin is paving the global commercial way of the future and that the local Bitclub-Network is a vehicle. Bitcoin, as termed by its creator Satoshi Nakamoto, is a combination of […]

  • From Ethiopian to Ethiopia: Gender Equality Takes Prominence

    I  had written to this publication, headlined “Ethiopian’s Conspicuous Flaw” [Vol 18, No. 933, March 17, 2018], highlighting that Ethiopian Airlines has put in place a policy to empower women and include women in different executive positions instead of just all-women-crew flights on March 8. I gave an example on initiatives such as “Women in […]

  • Entoto is Not Barara

    Dear Editor, Recent social media buzz claiming that the various ruins in and around Entoto are evidence of Barara is demonstrably false, contrary to true archaeological practice, and remain unfounded and disingenuous. I have visited these sites on various occasions and can categorically state none of them fit the necessary criteria for being a legitimate […]

  • No Effort Should be Spared towards Creating a Better Ethiopia

    Dear Editor, The editorial, “No Happily Ever After without Political Settlement” [Vol 19, No.960, September 23, 2018], had a statement I very much agreed with. “The country is without an informed public, progressive civic societies, centrist parties with a broad base and institutionalised power,” it read. This has been a fact of life throughout the […]

  • Economic Paradox: Born Out of Monetary Expansion

    Dear Editor, Public infrastructure and foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the services and industry sectors, boost production, albeit with a relatively long and short lag period, respectively. The expected boost in the production of consumer goods drives invigorated consumption, both for domestically produced and imported products. An Op-Ed piece by Eyob Tesfaye (PhD) headlined […]

  • Al-Amoudi’s Contributions Merit Recognition

    Dear Editors, A decade ago in Washington D.C., United States, at a closing ceremony for an Ethiopian soccer tournament at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the guest of honour, Tilahun Gessesse, emerged on a wheelchair to deliver an emphatic speech. He concluded by standing upright and expressing his heartfelt gratitude for one man, Mohammed […]

  • Ethiopia Should Avoid the Prospect of Civil War

    Dear Editors, I hope civil war is not a possibility in Ethiopia. Hope is not an action, however. I do not believe that any Ethiopian wants civil war. But certain things happen despite the wishes of the people. As people learn about the death of relatives, they resort to desperate actions. The Nigerian Civil War […]

  • Djibouti’s Government Broke No Laws, is Democratic

    A news article by The National headlined “DP World Launches Legal Action over Djibouti Terminal Seizure”, published on your paper, [Volume 18, Number 930, February 25, 2018], reported on DP World’s launching of legal action over the government of Djibouti’s seizure of the Doraleh Container Terminal. The article, which was sourced from The National, a […]

  • Shoa Neither Plans to Process Juices nor Obtains Land for the Plant

    Your feature story headlined, “Supermarkets Beyond the Hype” [Volume 18, Number 923, January 7, 2018] reported on the naming of supermarkets and the spurring controversies in Ethiopia’s retail market. Shoa Supermarket being the major player in the retail market, the story entertained views from our company. However, it has committed two errors which we would […]

  • We Breached No Law, Rather Started Service After a Call from the Corporation

    In a story headlined “Kuriftu Ceases Catering at Ethio-Djibouti Railway” [Volume 18, Number 927, February 4, 2018] it was reported that Kuriftu Resorts has withdrawn its catering services for passengers of the Ethio- Djibouti Railway (EDR) after a month-long service. Tilahu Srka, director general of EDR, was quoted in the story saying, “we ordered them […]

  • Egypt in Eritrea, Menace to Border Security

    The African Union (AU) peacekeepers must replace Egyptian troops on the Sudanese-Eritrean and Eritrean-Ethiopian borders. It would be akin to African Union troops helping calm tensions in countries such as Somalia throughout the continent. If the AU does not have the funds for more troops or  salaries, then they should not wait for foreign agencies […]

  • Simplicity, Height of Sophistication

    It has indeed become a pleasure for me to buy and read Fortune – the high quality and well-edited weekly with valuable news and analysis, not to mention inexpensive price tag – at every opportunity. Regrettably, there is an aspect of the paper that at times needlessly makes it reader unfriendly, and that is the […]

  • Objections To Your Prejudicial and Unbalanced Newspaper Reporting

    Objections to your prejudicial and unbalanced Newspaper reporting, Distortions And Unfair comments favoring the Dissolved Ethiopian Airports Enterprise at the expense of Ethiopian Airlines and The Newly Government statutorily established Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Group CEO Urgent request To correct And put matters in true balance and perspective appropriately, Giving value to fair reporting […]

  • What Ails the Media Most?

    I am provoked, if not inspired, by your editorial headlined, “What Ails the Media Its Leaders Reluctant to Talk About” [Volume 18, Number 889, May 7, 2017], which narrates about “the ailment of the media” and “the leaders’ reluctance” to discuss about its functions. The crux of the editorial’s message is the failure of the […]

  • Asserions on Forex Provision by the Central Bank Inaccurate, Misleading

    Dear editors, Strenuous efforts are underway to augment the nation’s economic development ambition, as pronounced in the Second Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP-II), realising the attainment of a middle income earning status by 2025. The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), along with other financial institutions, is striving to address the foreign currency component of the […]

  • Injustice to One Is Injustice to All

    Dear editors, Your newspaper has published multiple news stories on the ongoing legal case between Prosper International Plc and Tekleberhan Ambaye Construction Plc (TACON), the most recent story headlined, “Prosper Loses Once Again at the Federal High Court” [Volume 17, Number 882, March 26, 2017]. The recent story unfortunately have failed to capture the crux […]

  • Dashen Auction not so Different

    Dear Editors, Volume 17, Issue Number 883 of your Newspaper published on Sunday, April 2, 2017 carried a news story under the headline “Dashen Keeps Auction Under Wraps”. The story reports on the bid opening following the public tendering of 2,136 shares (with par value of Birr 1,000.-) previously held by foreign nationals of Ethiopian […]

  • Donkey Meat up for Export

    Dear Editors, My name is Dr Bojia, country representative of the Donkey Sanctuary UK operations in Ethiopia. First of all I would like to congratulate you for pioneering to disclose the Donkey Abattoir issue to the general public There are some clarifications that I feel should be made in the article Donkey Meat Up for […]

  • Cooperative Agencies Distinct from Cooperative Sector

    Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent viewpoint published on February 19, 2017 headlined “Change from Farming to Industry Herculean Task” [Volume 14, Number 877]. The viewpoint presented in the article misunderstands the relationship between cooperative agencies and the cooperative sector. The intent of this letter is to clarify the relationship […]

  • NICE Insurance Needs to be More Friendly

    National Insurance Company of Ethiopia (NICE) is the first private company, established in 1994, to engage itself in General Insurance. It was locally a moment of truth, at a time when few entrepreneurs dared to invest their contributed shares. It was the first stride to officially get out of the controlled economy of the country. […]

  • We Seek Amicable Solution to Our Dispute

    In response to your news story headlined, “Factory Owners Skip Town, Investors Cry Foul” [Volume 17, Number 869, December 25, 2016, we hereby would like to use our right of reply against the news. The shareholders of ELSE Addis Industrial Development Plc, Seyfettin Kocak and Imam Altinbas, have made total investments of nearly 40 million […]

  • Call for Balanced and Factual Reporting

    Dear Editors, This letter comes as a response to your recent story headlined “Nile’s CEO Departs, profit down” [Vol.17 Number 869, Dec. 25, 2016]. The viewpoints presented in the article are grossly biased and misinformed. The very intent of this letter is not only to point meticulousness but also to build partnership where there is […]

  • In Favour for Tariff Reduction, but Not on All Vehicles

    Dear editors, While reading your editorial headlined, “Normalizing owning a car in Ethiopia” [Volume 17, Number 866, December 4, 2016] I could not help but wonder why finding better mechanisms to make new vehicles ownership affordable to the emerging middle class is such a difficult thing to do. Considering the development of infrastructure, social services […]

  • I Pray That Trump Wins

    I would like to respond to your feature entitled: “Clinton-Trump Mud Fight Frazzles Ethiopian-Americans [Volume 17 No. 861].” I saw the social media posts of young Ethiopian American men and women who were saying that they would move back to Ethiopia if Donald trump was elected. I pray that Trump wins, not for ideological or […]

  • My Fury over Internet Shutdown

    Dear editors, I would like to share my current state of fury hoping the cry of my soul is heard. I also hope to find a compassionate ear among our leaders who should be sensitive to the principles of “causes and consequences” and who would agree with my views. Shutting down Internet connection can never […]