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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


የደቡብ ክልል ምክር ቤት ጉባኤ ውሳኔዎችን በማሳለፍ ትናንት ማምሻውን ተጠናቀቀ
ሃዋሳ, የካቲት 21 ቀን 2004 (ሃዋሳ) - የደቡብ ክልል ምክር ቤት 4ኛ መደበኛ ጉባኤ ከ183 ሚሊዮን ብር በላይ ተጨማሪ በጀት በማጽደቅ፣ አራት ዳኞችን ከሀላፊነታቸው በማንሳትና የአንድ የምክር ቤት አባል ያለመከሰስ መብት በማንሳት ትናንት ማምሻውን ተጠናቋል፡፡
ጉባኤው በትናንት ውሎው ባለፉት ስድስት ወራት በክልሉ በተከናውኑ በትምህርት፣ በመንገድ፣ በጤናና ግብር አሰባሰብ ላይ በመወያየት የስድስት ወራት የክልሉን መንግስት የዕቅድ አፈጻጸም ሪፖርት አጽድቋል።

ምክር ቤቱ በበጀት ዓመቱ በቀጣይ በ15 ወረዳዎች ለሚከናወኑ ፕሮጀክቶች ማስፈጸሚያ፣ በ10 ወረዳዎች አዲስ ለሚጀመሩ ፕሮጀክቶች፣ ለትምህርት፣ ለጤና፣ ለግብርናና ለክልል ቢሮዎች ለመደበኛና ለካፒታል በጀት ማሟያና ለመጠባበቂያ 183 ሚሊዮን 869 ሺህ 652 ብር ተጨማሪ በጀት አጽድቋል።

ጉባኤው የተሰጣቸውን የዳኝነት ስልጣን ተገን በማድረግ በግለሰቦች ላይ በደል ፈጽመዋል የተባሉትን የአርባምንጭ አካባቢ ጋማ ፍርድ ቤት ዳኛ አቶ ስንታየሁ ለማ፣ በጌድዮ ዞን የቡሌ ወረዳ ፍርድ ቤት ዳኛ አቶ ፍላሳ ቡርቃ፣ የቦዲቲ ወረዳ የመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ፍርድ ቤት ዳኛ አቶ ፋንታ ቤርቦና የከፋ ዞን ጠሎ ወረዳ ፍርድ ቤት ዳኛ አቶ አደመ አርጋጎ ከኃላፊነታቸው በማንሳት ጉዳያቸው በህግ እንዲታይ ወስኗል።

በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ አቶ ሙሉጌታ አጎን የክልሉ ጠቅላይ ፍርድ ቤት ምክትል ፕሬዝዳንት አድርጎ ሲሾም 24 አዲስ የወረዳ፣ የዞንና የከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት ዳኞችን ሹመት አጽድቋል።

ምክር ቤቱ ትናንት ማምሻውን ሲጠናቀቅ የሀዋሳ ከተማ ከንቲባ የነበሩት አቶ ሽብቁ ማጋኔ በክልሉ ጸረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን በቀረበ ጥያቄ መሰረት ያለመከሰስ መብታቸው እንዲነሳ የተደረገ ሲሆን ግለሰቡ የከተማዋ ማዘጋጃ ቤት ስራ አስኪያጅና ከንቲባ በነበሩበት ወቅት ያለአግባብ ስልጣንን በመገልገልና ከመሬት ጋር በተያያዙ ጉዳዮች ተጠርጣሪ በመሆናቸው ያለመከሰስ መብታቸው እንዲነሳ ተደርጓል።

እንዲሁም ወደ ፌዴራል መስሪያ ቤቶች በዕድገትና በዝውውር በሄዱት የትራንስፖርት፣ የባህል፣ ቱሪዝምና የአርብቶ አደር ጉዳዮች ቢሮ ኃላፊዎች ምትክ አዲስ የቢሮ ኃላፊዎች ሹመት ተሰጥቷል።

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New

Two-year, $500,000 grant will improve health through clean water, sanitation and hygiene project
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
PCI (Project Concern International) announced today it has received a $500,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation for its Sidama Coffee Farmers Health through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project. The project is designed to improve the health outcomes of coffee farmers and their communities in two high-need areas in the Sidama Zone of Southern Ethiopia. The grant is part of a long-term commitment by Starbucks and the Starbucks Foundation to support relevant local needs in coffee growing communities and a continuation of supporting integrated water and sanitation programs.
In Ethiopia, coffee farming is the primary source of income for many rural households, which also have some of the lowest coverage of water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Contamination of water sources from coffee washing facilities is also a concern in coffee growing regions. According to figures used by Ethiopia's Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, national sanitation coverage is 56% (2010), while according to the Sidama Zonal Health Department only 47% of households have latrines and clean water coverage is only 44%.
The two-year project is the second grant from the Starbucks Foundation to PCI, and PCI was among a limited number of organizations invited to submit a proposal to address pressing needs in coffee growing communities in Ethiopia. PCI has been working with the Starbucks Foundation in Tanzania since 2009 on a water and sanitation project, including the construction and/or rehabilitation of 120 water points; construction of latrines in schools and households; and overall improvement of hygiene and sanitation practices.
"Starbucks and the Starbucks Foundation aim to help communities thrive by addressing relevant local needs. We are excited to partner with PCI in Ethiopia, to continue the success we've seen with its clean water and sanitation programs in Tanzania," said Rodney Hines, director, Starbucks Foundation.
PCI's Sidama Coffee Farmers Project will result in 10,000 people with increased access to safe drinking water and 2,000 people with increased access to sanitation facilities. To promote sustainability of the project achievements, the project will also assist the Sidama Farmers Cooperative Union and its member farmers to engage in action planning to improve resource management. In addition, in order to increase equity of the participation of women in community decision making the project will also train 500 women in coffee farming communities in PCI's women empowerment/micro-enterprise methodology. PCI will be working with Bright Image for Generation Association (BIGA), which has a long-term commitment to the sustainable social and economic development of the Sidama Zone.
"PCI is honored to work with the Starbucks Foundation again, reaching vulnerable populations with water and sanitation practices," comments George Guimaraes, PCI's CEO. " We are eager to bring our training and resources to the Sidama region to bring long-term impact and sustainable practices."
In 2008, PCI partnered with the Starbucks Foundation on its public-awareness events in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City. PCI launched its own annual Walk for Water event in San Diego in 2009, raising over $150,000 for its global life-saving programs. Students from 16 San Diego high schools plan the event, and 2000 participants simulate the journey that women and children make every day in developing countries to obtain water by carrying heavy jugs of water. Donations for the 2012 event will benefit a water system for remote villages in Ethiopia, as well as PCI's lifesaving programs around the world. For more information, visit www.pciglobal.org/WWD-2012
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011, PCI (Project Concern International) is an international health, development and humanitarian assistance organization, operating in 16 countries worldwide. PCI is dedicated to saving lives and building healthy communities around the globe, benefitting over 6.7 million people annually in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Funded by federal grants and private support, PCI's headquarters are located in San Diego, CA and the organization also has an office in Washington, DC and a Seattle, WA representative. PCI's current annual budget is nearly $50 million and the organization has over 600 employees worldwide.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/02/27/prweb9231372.DTL#ixzz1ngs7SFM2

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

New

አዋሳ, የካቲት 16 ቀን 2004 (ሃዋሳ) - በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ የቻይና ቋንቋ ትምህርት ፕሮግራም ለመጀመር የሚያስችል ዝግጅት መጠናቀቁን የዩኒቨርስቲው ሶሻል ሳይንስና ሂዩማኒቲ ኮሌጅ ዲን ገለጹ፡፡
ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ የሚከፈተውን የትምህርት ፕሮግራም ምክንያት በማድረግ በቻይና ኖርዝ ዌስት ኖርማን ዩኒቨርስቲ የተዘጋጀ የቻይና የባህል ትርኢት ትናንት ማምሻውን ተካሄዷል፡፡
በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ ዋናው ግቢ በተካሄደው ስነ ስርዓት ላይ የዩኒቨርስቲው የሶሻል ሳይንስና ሂዩማኒቲ ኮሌጅ ዲን ዶክተር ንጉሴ መሸሻ እንደገለጹት የቻይና ቋንቋ ትምህርት ፕሮግራምን በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ለመጀመር የሚያስችል በኮሌጁ የቋንቋዎች ጥናት ክፍል ከ600 በላይ ኢትዮጵያን ተማሪዎች ተመዝግበዋል፡፡
ለመማር ማስተማሩ ስራ የሚስፈልጉ መጻህፍትና መምህራንን ጨምሮ አስላጊው ዝግጅት መጠናቀቁን ገልጸው አዲስ አበባ ከሚገኘው የቻይና ኮፊሸንስ ኢንሰቲትዩት ጋር ከዚህ ቀደም ሲል ባደረጉት የመግባባያ የጋር ስምምነት መሰረት በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ የቻይና ቋንቋ ማዕከል ተከፍቷል ብለዋል፡፡
ቀደም ሲልም አንድ የዩኒቨርስተው የስራ ሃላፊ በቻይና የልምድ ልውውጥና ጉብኝት ማድረጋቸውን ጠቁመው ዩኒቨርሰቲዎች ከዩኒቨርሰቲዎች ጋር የትብብር ግንኙነታቸውን ለማጠናከር ተመሳሳይ የግንኙነት ፕሮግራም እንደሚቀጥል አስታውቀዋል፡፡
የባህል ቡድኑን በመምራት የቻይናው ኖርዝ ዌስት ኖርማን ዪኒቨርስቲ ምክትል ፕሬዝዳንት መምጣታቸው የትብብር ግንኙነቱን የበለጠ እንደሚያጠናክረው ዶክተር ንጉሴ አስታውቀው ቻይናና ኢትዮጵያ በፖለቲካ፣በኢኮኖሚ፣ በባህል፣ በዲፕሎማሲና ሌሎችም ዘርፎች ግንኙነታቸው ተጠናክሮ ጥምረት መፍጠራቸውን እንደሚያሳይ ገልጠዋል፡፡
የቻይና ኢኮኖሚ እያደገ በመሄዱ ኢትዮጵያ ግንኙነቷን በማጠናከር በርካታ የቻይና ኩባንያዎች ኢንቨስት እንዲያደርጉ ማድረጓን ገልጸው በሁሉም መስክ ተወዳዳሪ ለመሆን ከእንግሊዘኛ ባሻገር የአለም ቋንቋን ማወቅ ስለሚጠይቅ በቻይና ኩባኒያ ለመስራትም የካፒታልና የኢኮኖሚ አቅም ይፈጥራል ብለዋል፡፡
የሀገሪቱ ተማሪዎች ወደፊት በተለያዩ ሀገራት ስራ የሚያገኙበት ሁኔታ ለመፍጠር ቋንቋውን መማራቸውና ማወቃቸው ከፍተኛ አስተዋጾኦ እንዳለው አብራርተዋል፡፡
የቻይና ኖርዝ ዌስት ኖርማን ዩኒቨርስቲ ምክትል ፕሬዝደንት ሚስተር ሉይ.ይ በበኩላቸው ኢትዮጵያና ቻይና የቆየ ወንድማዊና ታሪካዊ ግንኙነታቸው በልማት መስኮችም ወደላቀ ደረጃ መድረሱን ገልጸዋል፡፡
በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ የሚጀመረው የቻይና ቋንቋ ትምህርት ፕሮግራም ትስስራቸውን ይበልጥ በማጎልበት የባህልና የህዝብ ለህዝብ ግንኙነታቸውን ለማሳደግ የሚበረታታ መሆኑ በተደረገላቸው መስተንግዶና አቀባባል መደሰታቸውን አስታውቀዋል፡፡
የቻይና የባህል ቡድን ያቀረባቸውን ትርኢቶች የተመለከቱት የዩኒቨርስቲው ከአንድ ሺህ 500 የሚበልጡ ተማሪዎችና መምህራን መደሰታቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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ሃዋሳ, የካቲት 15 ቀን 2004 (ሃዋሳ) - በደቡብ ክልል ሲዳማ ዞን የሚገኙ የቱሪስት መስህብ ስፍራዎችን ከጎበኙ የሀገር ውስጥና የውጪ ጎብኝዎች ከ3 ነጥብ 8 ሚሊዮን ብር በላይ ገቢ መገኘቱን የዞኑ ባህል ቱሪዝምና የመንግስት ከሙኒኬሽን መምሪያ አስታወቀ፡፡
በመምሪያው የቱሪዝም ፓርኮች ልማትና አጠቃቀም የስራ ሂደት አሰተባባሪ አቶ ቶሎማ ካቢሶ ለኢትዮጵያ ዜና አገልግሎት እንደገለጹት ገቢው የተገኘው ባለፉት ስድስት ወራት በዞኑ የሚገኙ የመስህብ ስፍራዎችን ከጎበኙ 27 ሺህ 452 የሀገር ውስጥና የውጪ ቱሪስቶች ነው፡፡
የተገኘው ገቢ ካለፈው ዓመት ተመሳሳይ ወቅት ጋር ሲነፃፀር በእጥፍ ብልጫ እንዳለው ገልፀዋል፡፡
የጎብኚዎች መጨመር
በዞኑ በሚገኙ የተለያዩ ወረዳዎች የሚገኙ የመስህብ ስፍራዎችን በተለያዩ ህትመቶችና በድረ ገጽ ማስተዋወቅ በመቻሉ የጎብኝዎች ቁጥር ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እያደገ መሆኑን አቶ ቱሉማ ገልጸዋል፡፡
የጎብኚዎች ቁጥር እያደገ መምጣቱ ማሳያ ከሆኑት በተለይ በሲዳማ ብሄረሰብ የዘመን መለወጫ ዕለት የፊቼ በዓል አከባበርን ለማየት የሚመጡ ጎብኝዎች ቁጥር እየጨመረ መምጣቱ የሚጠቀስ መሆኑን አመልክተዋል፡፡
ባለፉት ስድስት ወራት ውስጥ የዞኑን የመስህብ ስፍራዎች ከጎበኙ ቱሪስቶች መካከል 8 ሺህ 498 የሚሆኑት የውጭ ሃገር ጎብኝዎች መሆናቸውንና የአገር ውስጥ ጎብኝዎችም የአገራቸውን ተፈጥሯዊና ባህላዊ የመስህብ ስፍራዎችን የመጎብኘት ልምድ እያደገ መምጣቱንም አስታውቀዋል፡፡

በሀዋሳ ከተማ የያሬድ ሆቴል ባለቤትና የሆር አስጎብኝ ድርጅት ስራ አስኪያጅ አቶ ያሬድ ሽብሩ እንደገለጹት የቱሪስት ፍሰቱ ከጊዜ ወደጊዜ እያደገ መምጣቱን ጠቁመው በተለይ ወጣት የሀገር ውስጥ ጎብኝዎች ቁጥር ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እያደገ መምጣቱን ገልፀዋል፡፡
ከተማዋን ለመጐብኘት ለሚመጡና በሆቴላቸው ለሚስተናገዱ እንግዶች መጎብኘት ያለባቸውን ስፍራ የመጠቆም ስራ በማከናወን ላይ መሆናቸውን አስታውቀዋል፡፡
በሀዋሳ ሀይቅ ዳር በመዝናናት ላይ ከሚገኙ የሀገር ውስጥ ጎብኝዎች መካከል ወጣት በላይ ታምራትና ወይዘሪት ትፍስህት ይስሀቅ እንዳሉት በሀዋሳ ሀይቅ ላይ በጀልባ ለመዝናናትና በተለምዶ አሞራገደል እየተባለ የሚጠራውን የዓሳ ገበያ በመመልከታቸው መደሰታቸውን ተናግረዋል፡፡
በቀጣይም ሌሎች ጓደኞቻቸውን አስተባብረው ለመመለስ ማሰባቸውን ገልጸዋል።

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Conglomerate Wide business Private Limited Company plans to set up a commercial farm on 1550hct of land.
The corporation that owns metal supplier Artmetal jewelry and wrought iron company,  the ferric belt processing and engineering factory and Hast Enterprise will make the investment under the newly formed Bura Agro Integrated company. 
The farm is located in the Southern  Nations and Nationalities and People’s Regional States (SNNPRs) in Sidama Zone, Loka Abaya woreda Bura kebele. The new company is named after that kebele.  
Seid Hassen, General Manager of Wide Business said they have invested about 25 million birr already for the integrated agro-commercial irrigation farming on 428hct. It took the 428hct for a lease period of 45 years for a value of 70 birr per hectare.  
The company has already allocated 28hct for horticultural activities and 400hct for cotton farming. They hope to start planting in February 2013.  So far it has spent 10 million birr of the 25 million birr it had budgeted for the land.  
Every year the company expects it will produce 30 quintals of cotton per hectare. This means that the farm should harvest 12,000 quintals of cotton and return 54 million birr in sales. 
The company plans to supply to the cotton textile factories across Ethiopia. The Ethiopian government has tasked textile companies with fulfilling the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) targets of USD one billion worth of textile exports by 2015.
Seid further said on an additional 1100hct, which Bura plans to lease from the Southern Regional Government, it plans to plant vegetables. They hope it will yield 1000 quintals of tomatoes per hectare and 800 quintals of onions per hectare. The first yields are expected in April 2012.  
They also have taken an additional 5,000sqm in Hawassa city 275Km south of Addis Ababa for a factory which would use the commercial farm’s products for agro-industrial purposes. 
The farm’s cotton and future sesame by products will be processed into agro-industrial products like oil or cattle, fish feed and fertilizer. 
Wide Business P.L.C. is investing in agriculture because they believe they can participate in Ethiopia’s food self-sufficiency goals and create a competitive agricultural market for Ethiopia’s 80 plus million people, said the general manager.
Seid also said there’s a plan for the additional 1100hct set aside for commercial fish farming as it plans to fish from the nearby Gidabo River. The Gidabo river irrigation dam is a 15,000hct irrigation project.   
The sparsely exploited fish resource potential of the nearby Abaya Lake which has not been fished commercially because of crocodile infestation is also part of the plan.
But Wide Business isn’t stopping there they also plan to develop bee hives and plant trees for lumber production in an ecologically friendly manner. 
The company has 25 permanent and 80 temporary employees for this project. They expect to hire over 200.  
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Addis Ababa, February 20 (WIC) – Federal Water Works Construction Enterprise said the 224 million birr irrigation development project on Gidabo River is well in progress.

The project was launched two years ago the boarders of Oromia Regional State and the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region in Borena and Sidama zones, respectively.

“Water diversion works are fully completed,” Bisrat Demissie (Eng.), project manager, told WIC adding that other activities are also progressing well. 

“We are currently undertaking soil leveling, concrete filling and dam water filling,” Bisrat said. 

The Gidabo Irrigation Dam will have the capacity to hold 102 million metric cube of water with a length of 4.5 Km. The project, which will have the capacity to develop 11,000 hectares of land, is expected to be completed in a year and a half time. 

“The dam will enable farmers in both regions to harvest three times a year,” the project manager said.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Date: 15/2/2012
Ethiopia is set to upgrade its transport infrastructure with a $234.5 million (£149 million) loan from the African Development Bank.

The money will be used to reconstruct two roads that will connect the nation with neighbouring countries in a bid to improve trade, the Addis Fortune reports.

A 112km route from Bedele to Metu will be upgraded as this is part of a network that connects Addis Ababa with the South Sudan capital Juba.

The 197km road between Hawassa and Ageremariam - part of Mombassa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor - will also be improved using the funding, while $168 million will finance construction work on the Hawasssa-Ageremariam Road, which is part of the Trans-African Highway.

Gaps in transport infrastructure are currently preventing the development of trade links within Africa and this latest project aims to address this, the newspaper stated.

Currently, TRL is working in Ethiopia, advising the Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA) as part of a preparatory study towards the establishment of a Road Research Centre (RRC) in Addis Ababa. With assistance from the World Bank, ERA hopes that the centre will eventually employ up to 150 people and will undertake research into all aspects of road and transport engineering.


http://www.trl.co.uk/trl-news-hub/transport-news/latest-transport-news/ethiopia-receives-funding-to-upgrade-major-roads_801293283.htm

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Saturday, February 11, 2012



ሀዋሳ ፤የካቲት 03 2004 /ዋኢማ/ - በሀዋሳ ከተማ በማህበራት የተደራጁ ወጣቶች የሀዋሳ ሀይቅን ከብክለትና ከደለል የመከላከል ሥራዎችን በማከናወን ላይ እንደሚገኙ የከተማው ማዘጋጃ ቤት አስታወቀ፡፡
በማዘጋጃ ቤቱ የአካባቢ ጥበቃ መምሪያ ሃላፊ አቶ ተፈራ ባንቶ ለዋልታ ኢንፎርሜሽን ማዕከል እንዳስታወቁት የሀዋሳ ሀይቅን ከብክለትና ከደለል የመከላከል ሥራዎችን በማከናወን ላይ የሚገኙት በ20 የአካባቢ ጥበቃና ጽዳት ማህበራት የተደራጁ 378 ወጣቶች ናቸው ፡፡
ወጣቶቹ በሀይቁ ዙሪያ የሚገኙ ደላሎችን ለመከላከል በሐይቁ የተፋሰስ መሬቶች ዙሪያ 16 ኪሎ ሜትር የጎርፍ መቀልበሻ ቦዮችን እና የዝናብ ውሃን ወደ መሬት ለማስረግ የሚያስችሉ 57 የጨረቃ እርከኖችን መገንባታቸውን ሃላፊው አስረድተዋል፡፡
እንዲሁም የአካባቢውን ሥነ ምህዳር ከመጠበቅ በተጨማሪ ለውበት ለጥላና ለመናፈሻ አገልግሎት ሊውሉ የሚችሉ ከ92 ሺህ በላይ የአገር በቀል እና የባህር ማዶ ችግኞችን መትከላቸውን አመልክተዋል፡፡
በማህበር ተደራጅተው በእንቅስቃሴ ላይ የሚገኙት ወጣቶች ቀደም ሲል ሥራ አጥ እና በተለያዩ ሱሶች የተጠመዱ እንደነበሩ ያስታወሱት ሃላፊው በአሁኑ ወቅት ግን ለራሳቸው ከፈጠሩት የሥራ ዕድል በተጨማሪ ለሀዋሳ ሐይቅ እና ለከተማው አካባቢ ጥበቃ ሥራ ከፍተኛ አስተዋፅኦ እያበረከቱ እንደሚገኙ ተናግረዋል፡፡
የከተማው ማዘጋጃ ቤትም ወጣቶቹ እያከናወኑ የሚገኙት ሥራ አርአያነት ያለው ተግባር መሆኑን ከገመገመ በኋላ በየወሩ ለማህበራቱ አባላት የደሞዝ ክፍያ የሚውል የ150 ሺህ ብር ድጋፍ እያደረገ እንደሚገኝ ከሃላፊው ገለጻ ለመረዳት ተችሏል፡፡




አዲስ አበባ, የካቲት 3 ቀን 2004 (አዲስ አበባ) - ሐዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ የማኀበረሰብ ተኮር ሬዲዮ ጣቢያ ለመክፈት የሚያስችለውን ፈቃድ ወሰደ፡፡
የዩኒቨርሲቲው የኮርፖሬት ኮሙኒኬሽን ማርኬቲንግ ዳይሬክተር የሕዝብ ግንኙነት ከፍተኛ ባለሙያ አቶ ዳዊት በዳሳ ለኢ ዜ አ እንዳስታወቁት ዩኒቨርሲቲው ፈቃዱን ያገኘው ባቀረባቸው ምክረ ሃሳብ /ፕሮፖዛል/ ከሌሎች ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ጋር ተወዳድሮ በማሸነፉ ነው፡፡
በፈቃዱ ከኢትዮጵያ ብሮድካስት ባለሥልጣን አስፈላጊ መስፈርት መሟላታቸው ከተረጋገጠ በኋላ ዩኒቨርሲቲው በኤፍ ኤም 90 ነ ጥብ 9 የአየር ሞገድ ፕሮግራሞችን ማቅረብ ይጀምራል ብለዋል፡፡
የዩኒቨርሲቲው ፕሬዚዳንት ዶክተር ዮሴፍ ማሞ በበኩላቸው ዩኒቨርሲቲው ባሉት አራት ካምፓሶች በአሁኑ ወቅት ከ24 ሺህ በላይ ተማሪዎችን በመደበኛና በተከታታይ ፕሮግራሞች እስከ ዶክትሬት ዲግሪ ባሉት ደረጃዎች እያስተማረ መሆኑን ተናግረዋል፡፡
እንዲሁም በይርጋለም ከተማ ላይ ግንባታው በመፋጠን ላይ በሚገኘው ካምፓስ ከመጪው ዓመት ጀምሮ ተማሪዎችን እንደሚቀበል ገልጸዋል፡፡
በአሁኑ ወቅትም 120 የሚሆኑ በተለያዩ ርዕሰ ጉዳዮች ላይ ችግር ፈቺና አሳታፊ የምርምር ሥራዎች በዩኒቨርስቲው ሥር በመካሄድ ላይ የሚገኙ ሲሆን የሬዲዮ ጣቢያው መከፈት ከፍተኛ ሚና እንደሚኖረው ፕሬዚዳንቱ አስረድተዋል፡፡
በመሆኑም የዩኒቨርሲቲው የማኀበረሰብ አገልግሎት ከማጠናከር በተጨማሪ፤ የቴክኖሎጂ ሽግግር ለመፍጠር የሚደረገውን ጥረት ለማጠናከር ሬዲዮውን በዋናነት ለመጠቀም መዘጋጀቱን አስታውቀዋል፡፡
ሬዲዮ ጣቢያውን ለመክፈት የሚያስችለውን ወጪ በኢትዮጵያ የአሜሪካን ኤምባሲ የተሸፈነ ሲሆን፣ ከአንድ ወር በኋላ ለሐዋሳ ከተማና አካባቢው ማኀበረሰብ ሥርጭት እንደሚጀምር መግለጻቸውን ኢዜአ ዘግቧል ፡፡

Friday, February 10, 2012


The Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA) will hold the 9th edition of the African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Ethiopia next week.
The  event will be held in Addis Ababa from February 16 to 18.
Organisers said it will provide delegates an opportunity to experience Ethiopia's vast coffee varieties and those from other coffee producing countries.
The event is expected to play a significant role in building a positive image for Ethiopia, as well as promoting knowledge transfer and creating market connections, according to Abdullah Bagersh, EAFCA's general manager for the Ethiopian chapter.
The conference aims to raise issues of sustainable production systems, climate change, market outlook, growing potential of Robusta and to learn from the Ethiopian experience amongst others. "The exhibition will also serve as a significant platform for highlighting the best coffees in Ethiopia," Bagersh said.
"It is also expected that the event will create opportunities for buyers and sellers to create trade relations"
An estimated 1 000 participants comprising of coffee suppliers and traders among others from all over the world are expected to take part. The conference and exhibition will be held under the theme: "Ethiopia: The Legendary Land of Coffee. Where it all begun."
Ethiopia, which claims to be the birth place of coffee, is one of the largest exporters on the world market. And around 15 million people depend on coffee production in the Horn of Africa country with a population of more than 80 million people.
But although Ethiopia's estimated 9.8 million bags per year puts it among the leading coffee producers in the world, the third largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam, most of the product is consumed locally.
The Horn of Africa country has a long coffee drinking tradition. Some believe the art of coffee making began there.
Ethiopians drink coffee twice or three times in a day and it plays a vital role in social gatherings.
EAFCA was founded in July 2000.
It is a regional non-profit and non-political association representing coffee stakeholders from 11 member countries namely Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Sidama zone covers 6972.1 square kilometer And lies between 6.14-7.18 latitude and 37.92to 39.19 longitudes, with an elevation ranging 501-3000 meters above see level. The zone is divided in 19 Woredas with a total population of 3019442 (2007). Regarding the Agro – Ecology of the zone, out of the total land size 26.8% is kolla, 45.49% Weinadega and 27.71% Dega. The annual mean temperature of the zone ranges between 10.1-27o c and the annual mean rainfall ranges 801- 1600 mm.
According to the land utilization data of the region, 50.67% is cultivated land, 17.57% grazing land, 6.51% forest bushes and shrub land, 17.84 % cultivable, and the remaining 7.41% is covered by others. Sidama zone has a total length of 1173.8 km. all weather road , of the total length 96.5 km. is tarmac road 857 km graveled and 52 km is partially graveled.
Sidama zone ranks first in the region, by coffee production. Annually, more than twenty thousand tones of
cleaned coffee is sent to the central market. The livestock population of the zone in (2007) was 2150.55 thousand cattle, 1009.47 thousand sheep & goat, 204.46 thousand equines and 1512.42 thousand poultry.

Why Invest in Sidama Zone
 Has ample land for irrigated agriculture
• Infrastructure facility is available
• Availability of Labor
• It produces crops the can be used marketed and used as an input for various industries
• Industry zone is demarcated
• Demand for social services has not yet been fulfilled as the size f the population is so large & the supply so small
• Many tourist attractions like hot springs

Feasible Investment Activities for both Domestic & Foreign investors
Agriculture
• Forest Development, Animal Farming, Apiculture, Civet Farming, Oil Crops
Industry
• Sugar Factory, Food & Beverage Factory, Vegetable & Fruits Processing Factory, Candy Factory, Leather & Related Products, Aluminum Profiles, Leather Garments, Baby Food Processing, Potato Starch Processing
Social & Others Services
• Kindergarten, Junior & Secondary Schools, Technical & Vocational School, Health Centers, Star Hotels, Tourist Recreation Facilities.

Industrial Projects Studied By IPS
No
Project Profile
Potential Woreda
Town
1
Alcoholic liquorsDaleYerga Alem
2
AcetoneAlabaAleta wendo
3
Civet cat farming & essential oil processingShebedinoLeku
4
Ethyl acetateAletaAleta wondo
5
Lactic acidAwassa zuriaAwassa
6
Neem cake for manure and pesticides productionDaraKebado
7
Nitrogen planAwassa zuriaAwassa
8
Oxygen plantAwassa zuriaAwassa
9
Potato starchDaraKebado
10
Rue oil extractionArbegonaYayu
11
Silver recovery from photo developing waste (silver nitrate)Awassa zuriaAwassa
12
Used oil regenerationAwassa zuriaAwssa
13
Baby foodshebedinoLeku
14
Bakers yeastAletaAleta wondo
15
CandyDaleYirgalem
16
Composite flourBensaDaye
17
Milk collection and processingAwassa zuriaAwassa
18
Leather articles (belts, hand bags, purses & wallets)Awassa zuriaAwassa
19
Leather garmentsAwassa zuriaAwassa
20
Leather glovesAwassa zuriaAwassa
21
Aluminum frames & profilesAwassa zuriaAwassa
22
Oil pressing machineAwassa zuriaAwassa
23
Placer gold recoveryAroressaMaji
24
Industrial fillersAroressaMaji
25
Kraft paperAletaAleta wondo
26
Paper envelopeAletaAleta wondo
27
Trays, dishes, plates, Cups and egg trays of paperAwassa zuriaAwassa
27
Waste paper recyclingAwassa zuriaAwassa
29
Plastic waste recycliningAwassa zuriaAwassa
30
Rubber soleDalleYrgalem
31
Bed cover, sheets and table linenDalleYrgalem
32
Curtains and interior blindsDaleYrgalem
33
Labels, badges of textilesAwassa zuriaAwassa
34
Sanitary towels and tampons, napkins of textilesAwassa zuriaAwassa
35
Shoe lace and belt laceAwassa zuriaawasss
36
Silk yarn plantBorichaYrba
37
Sisal productionBorichaYrba
38
Workers overall and gownsAwassa zuriaAwassa
39
Juniperus procera plantation and processing for pencil factoryAroressaMejo

http://www.southinvest.gov.et/potentialSidama.htm

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Sunday, February 5, 2012



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Current Ethiopia Premier League leader EEPCO will host 6thplace Adama City here, while St. George travels south to face Sidama Coffee as Week 12 competition gets underway on Sunday.
In other matches, Defence Force will take on Mugher Cement; last placed Arba Minch City will accommodate Hawassa City and Dedebit FC travels east to meet Dire Dawa City.
The league will continue on Monday with another double header featuring Ethiopian Coffee vs Ethiopian Air Force and CBE taking on Harar Brewery.
Week 12 Fixtures:
Sunday, Feb 5, 2011
Sidama Coffee vs St. George
Defence Force vs Mugher Cement
Arba Minch vs Hawassa City
Dire Dawa City vs Dedebit FC
EEPCO vs Adama City
Monday, Feb 6, 2011
Ethiopian coffee vs Ethiopian Air Force
CBE vs Harar Brewery


“Eye opening,” is the sentiment of 12 East Texas Baptist University students who experienced a 10-day mission trip to Ethiopia during the Christmas break.
The journey from campus to Bona, a small village in southern Ethiopia, was the first ETBU student trip to the area. The final leg of the journey to arrive in Bona was a five-hour bus trip, with the last four traveled on a very bumpy, dirt road. The ministry trip had more than 90 hours of travel.

ETBU Assistant Professor of Religion Elijah Brown, along with his wife, Amy, accompanied the team of students to Ethiopia. Brown said it is difficult to put into words the different lifestyles that one finds in the various places of the world.
“On the Sunday the students were in Bona, they visited a family that lives in a small one- room hut,” Brown said. “There was very little separation between the parents and the six children. The kitchen area consists of a fire to cook over. At night, the family brings their cows inside the hut with them. Can you imagine sleeping at night in that kind of environment?”
“This was my first trip overseas,” said Breann Whitaker, a sophomore from Caddo Mills. “It was really eye opening because, when compared to the possessions that most college students have, the Ethiopians have very little. They are not worried about material things. I thought I was going to be very sad while I was there, but their happiness is really contagious.”

“The people of Ethiopia are so welcoming, warm, joyful, and thoughtful,” added senior Jordan Langford of Wellington. “Our main objective while in Ethiopia was to bring honor to God,” said Alisa Roberts, senior from Sherman.
“On the trip, we did a VBS at the Bright Hope Buckner School in Bona for about 400 children. We split in different groups, using a rotation of Bible study, crafts, recreation and health stations,” said sophomore Onisha Bradshaw of Garland. “I was on the crafts team, and it was amazing seeing little children using a crayon for the first time.”
During the Bible study time, the ETBU students used translators to help them teach through the first 11 chapters of Genesis.
Roberts reflected on her Sunday attending church in Bona. “I will never forget the experience. During the worship time, the congregation literally jumped and danced in praise of Jesus. At that moment, it hit me that we were all part of the body of Christ, and even though I could not understand them, we were worshipping the same Jesus. And some day in heaven we will be united together in praise of the lamb.”
“I say frequently, you have not really worshipped until you have worshipped in Africa,” Brown added.

“The people of Ethiopia are so different than me and live halfway around the world from the ETBU campus, yet we believe in the same God. God is doing so much in the country of Ethiopia,” said Lucy Elston, a junior from Mansfield.


Friday, February 3, 2012


Ethiopia has allocated 5 130 hectares of land to foreign investors interested in industrial zones and aims to generate over $500 million in revenue. 776 hectares of land in Hawassa is to be sold.

The industrial zones are located in various parts of the Horn of Africa country including Dire Dawa city, Amhara, Southern and Somali regional states.
Chinese and Turkish investors have shown interest in establishing industrial zones in the country by investing over $1 billion.
About 700 hectares of the land is in the Borena area of Dire Dawa while 350 hectares is located in Shinele area of the Somali regional state.
Another 1 123 hectares is targeted for industrial use in Kombolcha city in the Amhara regional state while Hawassa was allocated 776 hectares, Addis Ababa (436 hectares) and Bole Lemi and Akaki Kality with 243 respectively.
The Ethiopian government expects to raise more than $ 500 million from the development projects and create 10 000 jobs.
Investors are interested in horticulture, textile, leather and other industries.
"The industrial sites were designated with the aim to reduce costs associated with investment and aid plans to enhance technological expertise, exports and increase foreign currency revenue," the Ministry of Industry said.
"Industrial development will create significant employment opportunities and aid agricultural development as well as providing social services."
According to the ministry, an industrial zone established in the Oromia state about 40 kilometers east of Addis Ababa, has attracted a $ 250 million investment from China alone.
The 200 hectare industrial zone will support 81 industrial ventures including Hujian an internationally recognised footwear company.
Government is pushing for the establishment of other factories in various regional cities and towns across the country over the current fiscal year.
China and India have invested more than $ 6 billion in various development projects in Ethiopia in recent years.
Experts say the recent lease of land to investors has been attractive in the country's search for ways to boost its agricultural production whilst creating jobs, especially in the current state of the world economy.
Actual returns on investments in the agricultural sector, they argue, may be lower than expected.
"inhibited" or "underutilised"
To date, the country's Agricultural Investment Support Directorate (AISD), established in 2009 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to identify potential agricultural investment areas, has delineated over 3 million hectares of Ethiopiars 47 million hectares arable land towards the land lease programme.
The total area of the Horn of Africa country is about 123 million hectares.
Critics have warned that not only does land lease pose a potential risk of loss of land for local farmers, but also much of the land being leased out is not as unused as it might seem.
And whilst land in Ethiopia, according to the constitution, belongs to the people, it can only be administered by the state.
Last month Human Rights Watch, a US based advocacy group, accused the Ethiopian government of forcibly relocating people to new areas that lacked adequate food, farmland and facilities.
The government, which promised that assistance would be provided for the affected people, refuted the report saying that the moves were voluntary.
The report said that the government was bypassing constitutional provisions by claiming that the delineated lands were either "inhibited" or "underutilised"